Console News

There has been a few snippets of information released this week concerning console news. To keep you up-to-date, Sports Gamers Online is here to bring you the highlights.

Console News

PlayStation 4

Sony has revealed the latest enhancements to PlayStation platforms.Before Version 5.0 goes live, Sony has decided to host a beta to test the new update. For those who want to participate, registration for the beta is open now until early August when the beta goes live. However, the registration does have a few prerequisites.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Access to PS4 Master Account
  • Be a PlayStation Now subscriber

It is unclear whether or not being a subscriber will deny you access to the beta. Upon acceptance into the beta, participants will receive instructions on how to access it. As of this moment, patch and update notes for Version 5.0 have not been released.

Xbox One

Several pieces of news broke out for Microsoft today.  The Xbox Live Creators Program, designed to allow the self-publication of indie titles, has now allowed Xbox testers in the Alpha Ring access to a small selection of self-published titles in the Xbox marketplace. Unfortunately, there has been no word on just when these titles will be accessible to Xbox owners.

Via Xbox Wire, Microsoft unveiled that Xbox is now the official console partner of Real Madrid. The partnership promises to bring several special events for fans of soccer and Xbox during the Real Madrid summer tour. Microsoft Stores will host free FIFA 17 tournaments where prizes include tickets to see Real Madrid. Below are stores that will be hosting.

  • Westfield Valley Fair (Santa Clara)
  • Westfield Century City (Los Angeles)
  • Dadeland Mall (Miami)
  • Oakbrook Center (Oak Brook)

Nintendo Switch

This week, Nintendo has launched a Nintendo Switch companion app. The Nintendo Switch Online App is available for both iOS and Android users. For now, the app is free but is subject to change when the Nintendo Switch online service launches in 2018. Be sure to check out the Nintendo Switch Online App FAQ page to learn more.


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