What’s new in Sony PS4 firmware update 6.00? Not much, it seems

When tech companies release software updates with a nice round point-oh number, users can often expect a bounty of new features. However, much to the chagrin of PS4 users, version 6.00 of the PlayStation 4 software bucks the trend spectacularly.

Some PS4 users reckon Sony is ‘trolling’ them with a firmware update that only offers some unspecified system improvements. In the release notes for the PlayStation 4 system software version update 6.00, Sony says: “This system software update improves system performance.”

The last major firmware update was v5.00, on the other hand, offered improvements to tournaments, broadcasting, messages, family management and much more.

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Given the 5.60 name was available following the 5.50 update – which offered custom background wallpapers – the lack of new features is even more surprising.

PS4 software update 6.0

Image credit: Kotaku

So what gives? posters on the PS4 Subreddit (via Kotaku) have been speculating that hidden features will eventually justify the naming choice.

One Reddit user wrote: “Either there is some huge hidden feature announcement coming, or this is the biggest troll of an update ever.” Another PS4 user on the ResetEra forum added: “Why wasn’t this 5.6 if it’s just stability? Something is awry.”

Those users have been given cause to expect more from version 6.00 of the PlayStation 4 software. Earlier this week an online safety team manager at PlayStation hinted there would be new features in a post on Twitter.

Either this is someone at Sony’s idea of a joke, there are indeed hidden features, or Sony has pulled a feature at the last minute.

What do you think is up with Sony’s nondescript PS4 update? Does the company have something up its sleeve? Drop us a line @TrustedReviews on Twitter.

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