PS4 Firmware Update Features and More

PS4 Exclusive 'Days Gone' Delayed into 2019

PS4 Exclusive 'Days Gone' Delayed into 2019

The 5.50 firmware update for PS4 is now available to download. The update is 459MB. However, the most important one is definitely Play Time Management.

We're introducing Play Time Management, which will allow family managers (and adult family members who are set as guardians) to manage PS4 playtime for child family members on family on PSN.

The parental controls allow parents to restrict certain hours in the day, stopping children playing very late at night, for instance, along with allowing them to monitor how long games have been played for. There will also be some notifications that will let the children know when they should save the game before the time is up.

The update adds three new tabs to the Library page as well. This process substantially reduces the presence of "jaggies", the stair-step jagged lines you'll often see on foliage, power lines, fences, and line edges more generally within a given game. Because you can only play those games if you have an active PS Plus subscription, a PS Plus icon appears with a lock on top of it next to the games if your subscription has expired.

This change adds two new tabs to the Library, to allow users to see which apps have been installed and purchased. In "Options", you can hide content including betas, trials or demos of games that you probably won't be going back to.

Another nice new feature is better control of the library.

The Quick Menu has received a slight modification in the 5.50 update as well. If the update doesn't automatically install, go to Settings and find the System Software Update option. We've got you covered. Are you interested in any of the new features added in the 5.50 firmware update?

Delays are nothing new in the video game industry, and now another major release has gotten the unfortunate motion.

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