PlayStation 4 to get important update for beta participants

PlayStation 4 owners are getting an oft-requested feature in the next system update to the console. Sony announced the details Monday of the 4.0 “Shingen” update that will be coming to beta participants very soon.

The ability to place PS4 games and apps in folders along with better library management has been at the top of the list for owners of the console for some time. Viewing games and apps turned into an exercise of frustration as their number increased and no way of organizing them.

PS4 owners will be able to create folders on the console’s content launcher in the console’s library. This will provide a way for users to collect their favorite games and apps into one place for easier access.
The Library is also gaining additional functionality as well to make it easier to sort through the multitude of apps and games. PlayStation 4 users will be able to sort content by purchase date or install status, and search for specific games or apps via a text search. But, that is not all.“We’ve added a new tab called Purchased, which will show all of the content you own — games, applications, demos, and betas you’ve participated in. As a result, the Games and Applications tabs focus on content currently installed on your system. This should help de-clutter your library, and make it faster to find the content you’re looking for,” PlayStation Brand Marketing Vice President John Koller explained.

The overall user interface for the PlayStation 4 will also receive some tweaking, but not an overhaul.

“We’ve made a lot of adjustments and improvements to PS4’s main user interface. That includes some changes you may notice right away, like new system backgrounds and a revised What’s New tab, to smaller changes like updated popup notifications and redesigned system icons,” Koller wrote. “As a whole, it all adds up to a more refined and easy to use UI. The overall look and feel of the UI remains the same — it just has a fresh coat of paint.”

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