Sign-ups for the PS4’s next beta software update are now closed. The testing begins in September and further details concerning the update won’t be released until the trial has started.

To have been considered, you must have a PS4 with an internet connection and a master PlayStation Network account. Not all players that sign up will receive an invitation to join the trial, and those not chosen will not be contacted by Sony.

Beta software trials aren’t just exclusive glimpses into upcoming features; beta testers are expected to provide feedback that will help Sony make improvements before the software’s official release. An exert from the sign-ups announcement reads:

“Be sure to provide feedback throughout the beta trial; while we can’t always implement every change suggested by the community, it’s really valuable for us to hear your feedback to help guide the direction we take. We’re always listening!”

PS4 owners were encouraged to invite their friends to sign up as well, but all should be advised that only so many accounts will be chosen – time is of the essence. North American PlayStation 4 players could sign up for the September beta software trial here, and European players could volunteer their accounts for consideration here.

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