Without a doubt, Sony Interactive Entertainment has been dominating the hardware sales charts this generation with the PS4, as the tech firm's system recently managed to surpass more than 82 million units moved since its release, which puts it within spitting distance of besting the PS3's lifetime sales. Of course, in order to keep the console in tip-top shape, the company routinely refreshes its firmware, and it looks as if the testing phase for the next update is set to start soon, as beta invites for Update 6.0 are going out now.
Those who gets selected to participate in the PS4 Update 6.0 beta test will get a notification as to when it will begins, which will then require them to visit the Settings menu to download it. Sony has asked testers to to play a wide variety of different games in order to properly test the new software, and to provide feedback to the development team working on the firmware update. Anyone who encounters crashes and bugs can flag them in reports, and Sony also encourages testers to offer general feedback on the beta forum.
As of now, there's no telling what new features Sony has in mind for the PS4's Update 6.0, but it's safe to say that the company will reveal the contents closer to when it's prepared to roll it out to the rest of the general public. Considering the fact that the numbered updates typically include some significant features – Update 5.0, for instance, added new family settings, child safety features, friends list and follower tweaks, and lots more – Update 6.0 will possibly offer a few noteworthy attributes all its own.
All things considered, it will be interesting to see just what Sony will bring to the table with the PS4's Update 6.0, and many are keeping their fingers crossed that the company will finally add the much-coveted feature of being able to change one's PlayStation Network name. Several months ago, Sony sent out a survey to users asking if it was something they would want, so there's a chance it could come to pass with the next major PS4 update.