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The upcoming 4.00 Software Update for PS4, codenamed Shingen, will roll out soon for those involved in public Beta program. Those who participated could expect a mail soon regarding this.

Here is a list of few updates:

UI Refresh

4.00 beta Quick Menu

The new UI will include new system backgrounds and a revised What’s New tab, to smaller changes like updated popup notifications and redesigned system icons. As a whole, it will all add up to a more refined and easy to use UI. The overall look and feel of the UI will remain the same — it will just have a fresh coat of paint.

Quick Menu

4.00 beta SHARE menu

As you know, pressing and holding the PS button on your DualShock 4 brings up the Quick Menu. This menu has been overhauled to make it faster and easier to use. One big change is that the menu now only covers a portion of the screen, meaning you don’t need to leave gameplay entirely.

Several new items have been added to the Quick Menu, letting you quickly get info without having to back to the home screen. You can see the online status of your friends, and shortcuts to quickly access your Party, Favorite Groups, Communities, and more. You can also customize the Quick Menu, removing or adding items as you see fit.

Share Menu

A similar overhaul has been given to the Share Menu, which appears once you press the Share button on your DualShock 4. Like the Quick Menu, it only covers a portion of the screen. It will save the last social network you shared video clips or screenshots to, making the process of sharing a screenshot or video a bit faster and more streamlined.

You can also upload longer video clips to Twitter (was 10 seconds, now up to 140 seconds).

Folders and Library Organization

4.00 beta Folders

With this update, functionality is being added 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.

Some pretty big changes are being made to the Library. A new tab called Purchased has been added, 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.

There are some new sorting tools for your Library as well. You’ll be able to sort content by purchase date or install status, and search for specific games and apps via text input.

Trophy Improvements

This update brings the ability to view the Trophy offline. You’ll see a new “offline mode” option if your system is unable to connect to the network, letting you view your entire Trophy collection without an Internet connection.

A button has also been added that will let you view the content of a Hidden Trophy. The Trophy will still be hidden by default, but you can now choose to show the Trophy name and info.

Lastly, the icons that show how rare a Trophy is, are being changed. Instead of four boxes that fill, the icon looks like a pyramid with the ultra-rare Trophies at the top.

4.00 beta User Profile

User Profile

The look of the User Profile has been updated, making it easier to see relevant info for a player at-a-glance. For instance, you can now see your Trophy progress compared with another player right from their profile. You can also add a background image to your own profile — perhaps a screenshot you took in one of your favorite games.

The update has even more features that won’t be available in the beta, so stay tuned for additional info on what to expect. We’ll be back with more info on 4.00, including its launch date, in the coming weeks.

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