PlayStation 4 system update 4.5 beta testing signups start

Sony says the next major system software update for its current-generation console is inbound, and if you want to get a chance to test it before it releases to everyone, now is the time to sign up. PlayStation 4 owners can sign up to be a beta tester anytime from now until 'early' February; those who get in will be able to test system software update 4.5.

If you want to be part of the beta, make sure you sign up but don't get your hopes too high — Sony points out that signing up doesn't necessarily mean you'll be granted access. If you are accepted into the beta program, though, you can expect to see the new PlayStation 4 features before everyone else gets to use them.

Sony doesn't go into details about what kind of features it has planned for system update 4.5, though it does say there will be some general improvements joining them. We saw a bunch of welcomed features come with system software update 4.0, including the folders everyone wanted, so hopefully we'll see some things equally exciting.

You must be 18 years old or older to get into the beta. If you are accepted into the program, you will get an email telling you how to download the beta software. In addition to needing Internet access and the PS4, whomever is accepted will also need access to a Master Account. If you don't like the beta software, you can roll it back whenever you'd like.

SOURCE: PlayStation Blog