PS4 and Vita Update Rolling Out Today

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As of March 26th, an update for PlayStation 4 and Vita will go live, so let’s take a look at what the PS4’s 2.5 Yukimura update has to offer.

First off, the long-awaited Suspend/Resume function will be making its way to the PS4. This function will allow you to put your console in rest mode mid-game and pick it back up where you left off by pressing the PlayStation button on the DualShock4 wireless controller. This feature will only be available for titles that support it.

Another huge feature is the ability to back-up and restore the hard disc to and from an external USB drive. This data includes settings, saved data, screenshots, video clips, games, patches and downloaded data.

Next, what’s the point of acquiring all those trophies if you can’t show them off right? Well now you’ll be able to share those earned trophies via Facebook, Twitter or a message just by pressing the SHARE button. “Yukimura” will automatically take a screenshot when a trophy is earned, making it easier to share with your friends just how boss you are! Additionally, you will now be able to find and connect with said friends using your linked Facebook account. The “What’s New” feed will display what your friends are currently playing and if you just so happen to own the same title, you’ll be able to join in on the fun. If you’d rather share with the PlayStation Community, users will now be able to upload video clips directly to Dailymotion via the share button.

“Yukimura” introduces new improved and expanded accessibility options including customized button assignments, zoom for displayed pictures and inverted colors, text-to-speech and enlarged text for all graphical user interface, and bolder fonts and higher contrast UI for system applications. These functions were designed for users who have impaired vision and limited manual dexterity to play but with the button remapping, there’s no doubt that could also be useful for players who use the PS Vita as a spare PS4 controller and also for those who use Remote Play to stream PS4 games to their handheld.

For those who are turning 18, update 2.5 allows users who are 18 years old or older with sub-accounts to upgrade to a master account directly on the PS4; no doubt a feature 17 year-olds everywhere have been begging for.

The update adds support for streaming in 60fps for enhance Remote Play.

Let’s not forget about the PS Vita 3.5 software update bringing several enhancements to the handheld. The update adds support for streaming in 60fps for enhance Remote Play. This update will also include enlarged text and increased contrast options. Lastly, PSN will officially be renamed to PlayStation Network as well as the removal of the PS Vita map application and PlayStation Near which has been discussed since January.  

For a more detailed list of features and updates, head over to the PlayStation Blog. Otherwise, prepare your PlayStation products for today’s update.