PlayStation 4 System Software Update Version 8.50 Now Available

PlayStation 4

Game company Sony Interactive Entertainment has released a new PlayStation 4 System Software Update today.

SIE has released System Software Update 8.50 today on all PS4 consoles. Everyone can download now by manually or automatically getting it on their units. They can also download it via the official website here.

Here are the features that it offers:

  • In Party, you can now enjoy Share Play with players on PS5 consoles.
  • In Messages, you can now turn notifications on or off for each of the groups you’re in. On the group screen, open the options menu and select Turn Notifications Off.

Other updated features

  • On the game session details screen, you can now use the Request to Join button to ask the session leader to join their game session. The session leader can then send you an invite to join the game session.
  • When playing a game you’ve hidden, other players will no longer see that you’re currently playing that game.
  • We’ve updated the file format for extended storage.
    • When you connect an extended storage device, its file format will be updated.
    • After that, you won’t be able to use the device on a PS4 that has a previous version of the system software.
  • The Communities feature is no longer available.

This update will now officially remove Communities. It will also change the file format for the extended storage for the PlayStation 4.

Source: Official Website