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PS4 update 2.0 release date confirmed

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Sony has finally confirmed the PS4 update 2.0 release date, with only days to wait until some great new features.

Over two months after it was officially announced at GamesCom, Sony has revealed the PS4 update 2.0 download will be available on Tuesday, October 28.

"PS4's next software update, Masamune, will be available on 10/28," came the PlayStation US tweet. "Includes Share Play, USB Music Player and more."

The update will go live at at unknown time, but of course is free to download for anyone with a PS4.

As the biggest update to the PS4 since launch, update 2.0 brings with it a host of brand new features - the biggest being SharePlay.

SharePlay is a service Sony is calling the "virtual couch" experience. It lets you do one of three things via an Internet connection:

  • Let your friends watch what you're playing
  • Let's you pass control of your game to a friend
  • Let's you play local co-op multiplayer with a friend

The major selling point of SharePlay though is the fact your friend doesn't need to own the same game as you in order for the service to work: giving your friend preview access to a game they might want to buy in the future.

SharePlay might be update 2.0's hero feature but there are a host of other PS4 improvements to take advantage of too.

These include custom themes and colours for your PS4's UI, YouTube support, other smaller UI tweaks and the ability to play music files from USB sources.

Sadly there's no further information about other fan-requested features like Suspend Play, DNLA or external hard drive support.

Read more: PS4 Share Play - How Sony is changing multiplayer in a big way

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