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Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. President and Group CEO House presents the Sony Playstation 4 at the Sony news conference show on the eve of the opening of E3 in Los AngelesReuters

There's a shiny new update that's heading PS4's way from Sony. Called 'Yukimura,' the brand new system update, version 2.50, is set to bring an array of new features that will include fan requested fixes and others similar ones that have already been revealed.

SCEA's marketing Vice-president John Koller, while detailing the new update in a blogpost said:  "This update will make significant improvements to your PS4 experience, making it even more streamlined and enjoyable."

"Following the update, you'll be able to smoothly pick games up right where you left off, find and connect with friends quicker, customise your experience and share your most epic moments in a more meaningful way."

But what will Yukimura bring to the PS4? Let's take a closer look at the features arriving with the 2.50 system update.

Supported by nearly all of the PS4 games, users can jump in and out of games with just the press of the PS button. Quickly switch from Rest Mode to powered-up so you can pick up where you left off.

Back-up and restore HDD to USB
Back-up and restore your hard disc drive data associated with users on your PS4, including settings, saved data, screenshots and video clips as well as games, patches and download data, to and from an external USB drive.

Facebook friend finder
Using your linked account, you can expand your network by searching and connecting with your Facebook friends.

Improved friend requests
Friend requests and Real Name requests can be sent together in one step when adding a friend on PS4.

Streamlined Party process
The process to create a Party has been streamlined with a reduction in the number of steps required.

Join Friends directly from news feed
A new tile will be added on your What's New feed where you can see what your friends are currently playing, enabling you to join in the game if you own it.

Remote Play and Share Play
For games that support 60 fps, users will be able to automatically enjoy those games with 60fps for both Remote Play and Share Play* on supported devices.

Sub-account upgrade
Enable users 18 years of age or older with sub-accounts to upgrade to a master account directly on PS4, removing restrictions on chat and enabling users to add funds to their Wallet, purchase content and more.

Verified Accounts
Select game developers, producers, designers and community managers will be verified with a badge.

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Other new options for better user experience customisations include:

  • Customised button assignments for DUALSHOCK 4.
  • Zoom for displayed pictures and inverted colors for all system functions, apps and in-game.
  • Text-to-speech for all graphical user interface, including Message and Party.
  • Enlarged text for all graphical user interface, including Message and Party, as well as the system's browser.
  • Bolder fonts and higher contrast UI for all system applications (but will not apply to games or third-party applications).

Besides that, there's also the new PS Vita update version 3.50 that's already live and adds new accessibility options, including enlarged text, amplified contrast and more.

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