PlayStation Blog says that the beta starts early next month and further details about what it actually is will be ready by then.
Sony must have paid attention. It too will start to let its users beta test software and new features before releasing it into the wild. PlayStation 4 does not have a name for its version of the Xbox One Preview program just yet. It is currently taking names. Once you add your name you wait to see if you won a golden ticket to the program. I think it is a very smart idea. The last thing Sony wants is to have Microsoft take a lead in this generation. The beta program starts early next month. You can expect more details about the program at that time.
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