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PlayStation 4 System Update 5.50 Released – Here’s All The Major Changes

PlayStation 4 System Update 5.50 Released – Here’s All The Major Changes

by Aiman MaulanaMarch 9, 2018
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To the surprise of many, Sony Interactive Entertainment has released the PlayStation 4 System Update 5.50 out of the blue. Here’s everything you need to take note of from this version.

PlayStation 4 System Update 5.50 Released

PlayStation 4 System Update 5.50 Released

If you were planning on playing online games on your PlayStation 4 today and you don’t keep your console in rest mode, then you may have to wait a little bit. In a random surprise, Sony Interactive Entertainment released System Software Version 5.50 for its latest console, early this morning.

Version 5.50 clocks in at a couple hundred megabytes and should automatically start downloading as soon as you start up your PlayStation 4. Of course, if you keep your console in rest mode than it should already be downloaded.

For those that don’t know, while 5.50 is not a major update, it does add a ton of new features like a family manager to monitor a user’s playtime, a new PlayStation Plus tab, the ability to make wallpapers, cover images, etc. from a USB storage device, and a new Supersampling mode for PS4 Pro users, which essentially improves image quality even when on a lower resolution TV.

One small feature that was not originally detailed in the two initial reveals, was a brand new PlayStation VR icon next to game’s that support it on both the main menu and your library, which means you won’t have to guess as to what game’s utilize it anymore.

Update 5.50 was originally teased in January after Sony Interactive Entertainment put out a notice that they were looking for beta testers. Soon after, more and more details on System Update 5.50 became available. It’s not a major update so you don’t have to worry about some sudden drastic changes.

If your PS4 doesn’t have the System Update 5.50 available, just give it a bit more time. It will pop up in your PS4’s notifications sooner or later.

Pokdepinion: In case some of the changes ended up being a bit confusing for some of you, just take note of these and you’ll be fine. To those with PS4 Pro consoles, might as well take advantage of Supersampling when you can so you can have a better gaming experience..

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Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)

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