Two separate sources have suggested that a new PlayStation 4 system update is fast approaching, bringing with it new system-wide features.
Talk of the next PS4 firmware build had commenced last Wednesday when Fred Dutton, a community manager at Sony, told fans on the PlayStation blog that "the next update is not too far out".
Following this, one well-known Sony fan who claims to have inside sources, claimed on Twitter that the PS4 update will arrive on March 29 or thereabouts. The person, going by the name Tidus, said the new software would offer a "big update" with "new futures incoming".
The new FW will be released on or around 29/3 #PS4
Tidus has a chequered track history with regards to publishing insider information, as detailed here. Nevertheless, both these comments together appear to imply that the next major system update is weeks away. GameSpot has contacted Sony for clarification.
The most recent major PlayStation 4 system update, codenamed Masamune, launched at the end of October. It introduced a range of features such as SharePlay, new theme colours, and background music.
What the next PS4 update will introduce remains unclear, though some fans believe the Suspend/Resume function--which allows players to quickly pause and resume games by powering the console off and on--is overdue.