- May 28, 2018
I have the code, but this release is likely just a major security overhaul as hacked ps4’s are becoming more prevalent.
Yep, they're just not ready to announce it. I expect a PSX reveal with an "available now" announcement since the feature would be already installed on all PS4's.
Xbox has some nice stuff like Dolby Atmos support, 1440p, FreeSync support, and achievement tracking.
Something like this was spotted a while back too (in late 2016) in the form of an Unreal Engine 4 update:
http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2016/11/16/ps4-sdk-change-psn-account-names/Refactored the PlayStation 4 Online Subsystem engine plugin to support PlayStation 4 SDK version 4.008.061.
Deprecated the use of “Sce Np Online Id,” replacing it with “Sce Np Account Id,” as per Sony’s recommendation. Online users are now exclusively identified by their “Sce Np Account Id.”
Simplified the handling of unique net IDs across the PS4 online subsystem.
Switched from “Np Toolkit” to “Np Toolkit2,” to support the new APIs which work with “Sce Np Account Id.”
Added asynchronous name resolution to convert between “Sce Np Online Id” and “Sce Np Account Id,” using Sony’s ID mapper web interface.
For PlayStation 4 online users, the “To String” and “Get Bytes” functions in “Unique Net Id” now return the user’s “Sce Np Account Id.”
Previously these functions returned the user’s “Sce Np Online Id.” Any custom online code or services backend will need to handle identifying users by their “Sce Np Account Id,” as according to Sony’s recommendations.
If required, the “Sce Np Online Id” for local users and friends can be obtained via the “Get Display Name” interface in “Online User.”
My email said I'd get a notification when the update is available and wouldn't need a code. In the US.
Yeah just like I said, it's for a PSX "Available Now!!" announcement. This hidden feature will already be in all PS4's by then. Firmware 6.0 should be officially out in October I think. It all makes sense now.
That is weird tbh. I hope they are preparing a big surprise and that announcement is just to make things more enigmatic. Because any 0.5 update bring new features.
We always get these reports for every major update. Usually placebo haha. Don’t these updates force a database rebuild?
Yeah. Every beta has felt really fast to me. Sometimes the final release actually feels a lot slower than the beta and it bums me out LOL
The strange thing is that beta sign up ddin't go live for Europe. Went for few hours only for Asian and NA regions. They never talked about in any PS Blog neither when signing up nor whent he beta went live and they used to talk about them before. Something is really enigmatic with this beta. I think Sony wants us to find the new features on our own (for the lucky ones who got in of course).
This sounds scary. Is it really just external that it mentions?