When Sony announced its faster PlayStation 4 Pro and slimmer original console last week, the company revealed it would also be bringing HDR capabilities to all consoles courtesy of an upcoming firmware update. We now know that the update in question will arrive tomorrow.
Update: Sony PlayStation 4 Firmware 4.00 now available.
John Koller, Vice President, PlayStation Brand Marketing, SIEA, said in a post on the official PlayStation blog earlier today that the update – codenamed Shingen – brings a refreshed user interface, folder organization, library improvements, the aforementioned HDR capabilities and more.
Sony has also made improvements to the Quick Menu, making it easier to access without having to leave a game and adding customization options. They’ve also added several new items to the menu like an enhanced music section that lets gamers play, discover and control Spotify without having to open the app – functionality that wasn’t featured in the beta program.
Update 4.0 will also include some prep for the PlayStation 4 Pro. Specifically, it adds a number of features that support the system’s ability to output high-resolution content. Of course, those won’t come into play until November 10 when the PS4 Pro launches but it’s good to know they’re in place ahead of time.
Those interested in learning more can check out today’s blog post as well as this one published last month that goes into a bit more detail on what to expect.