After making sure to send the codes to allow access to the testers, the top management of Sony officially launches the Beta phase of PlayStation 4 firmware 7.0. As suggested by the version number chosen to represent the next system update, the latest PS4 update will be a harbinger of novelties.
In the firmware 7.0 which will soon involve all the users of PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro, we will, in fact, find several interventions aimed at improving the quality of life of the players, with additions related to the dashboard, the social features and the gameplay itself.
According to what was reported by GamingBolt colleagues, those participating in the PS4 7.0 firmware Beta can access a new HDR related option that allows you to set the desired brightness level directly from the dashboard, following a parameter similar to those already available for the choice of contrast level and sharpness. By making these changes at the dashboard level, users can thus appreciate the benefits not only in video games in their game library but also in multimedia applications such as YouTube, Amazon Prime Video or Netflix.
Another important change in the upcoming PlayStation 4 system update is the increase in the maximum number of Party chat participants from 8 to 16. Also through the 7.00 version of the firmware, we should be able to see an improvement in the auto-download function, with the reduction of cases in which users see themselves necessary to restart the console to install games or patches on the internal hard disk of the own system. The public version of PS4 firmware 7.0 should be available within two weeks.