If there's one factor Microsoft has over Sony is that its Xbox Preview program is a factor of magnificence. It permits Xbox lovers to take a look at features simply earlier than they're prepared for prime time, reminiscent of backward compatibility, and lets Microsoft tweak them as per consumer suggestions.
It appears that evidently Sony's been paying consideration. By way of a submit on the PlayStation weblog, the corporate has requested followers to use for its beta software program that begins in early September.
"Calling all PS4 followers! Earlier than we launch our subsequent main system software replace, we're operating a beta program to check its performance. If you would like to get a sneak peek on the features of the new system software, and assist us with suggestions on methods to enhance it, enroll at present," stated John Koller, VP of Platforms Advertising, Sony Pc Leisure America in a weblog submit.
You possibly can signal as much as be a beta tester for Sony's newest firmware on the registration web page. With a purpose to be part of it, you will want a PlayStation 4 and an Web connection in fact. Additionally, you will have to make use of a grasp account as nicely. Along with this, testers can roll again to the earlier system software replace (v2.57) at any time.
With growing complexity of hardware, it is fascinating to see that corporations like Sony and Microsoft have taken to outsourcing a part of the testing course of to legions of followers. Might we see one thing comparable from the likes of Nintendo sooner or later? Solely time will inform.