The next PS4 system update adds folders like it’s 1999


In today’s ultra-exclusive edition of News That Isn’t About No Man’s Sky, Sony has confirmed that the next PS4 system update, codenamed Shingen, adds “a lot of adjustments and improvements” to the console’s UI, revamped Quick and Share menus, and folders.



“We’re adding functionality to create folders on PS4’s content launcher and Library. This will help collect your favorite games and select apps in one place for quick and easy access,” explains Sony marketing vice prez John Koller.

“We’re also making some pretty big changes to the Library. 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.”

With the new sorting tools, you’ll be able to organise content by purchase date or install status, and search for stuff more easily.

Elsewhere, the UI refresh includes new system backgrounds, and a “revised What’s New tab”, plus both the Quick and Share menus now take up only half the screen, and the Quick menu is customisable. The time limit of video clips shared to Twitter has also been boosted to 140 seconds, and the update enables offline Trophy browsing, and adds some new features for your User Profile.

It’s rolling out “soon” for those of you signed up for the public beta program, with a public launch date to be confirmed.

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