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PS4 system software beta starting September

You can now sign up to be a beta tester for Sony’s next major PS4 system software update.

Sony wants its own customers to help test future software functions for its popular console.

Head on over to the PlayStation blog and you can sign up right now. The first PS4 beta is set to go live in early September.

All you need to participate is a PS4 (obviously), and internet connection (ditto), and a master account. Secondary accounts won’t work. Oh, and you should also sign up to the PlayStation Forums, the beta section of which will be your primary means of feedback during the beta.

If you’re worried about not being able to get any gaming done during the tests, don’t worry – you can roll back to the last stable released (version 2.57) at any time during the test period.

Sony is only accepting a limited number of beta testers, so if you’re interested you’d better get in quick.

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In truth, this isn’t an original concept from Sony. Microsoft already does a similar thing for its Xbox One console, and Sony is clearly following its lead on this occasion.

Still, it’s a good idea to keep the most hardcore elements of your fanbase engaged – or at least, those who are happy running buggy and incomplete software.

Check out our PS4 vs Xbox One comparison video:

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