Big PS4 5.50 Update is now available, here’s what it does

Big PlayStation 4 5.50 Update is now available, here’s what it does

PlayStation 4's next big update is now available for everyone to download. Version 5.50 is a mandatory update that comes in the size of 460 MB, and brings some new organizational features, additional parental controls, and a new supersampling option for the PS4 Pro console.

Speaking in terms of the supersampling option, Sony says that it will “improve image quality in some games when your PS4 Pro is connected to a TV with 2K resolution or lower.” Of course, this won't help those of you that have the standard PS4.

For the new parental controls, it will allow parents or guardians to monitor your children's playtime and set any restrictions on that. In addition, you can prevent your child from playing at certain hours of the day, such as late at night. You will also be able to view and manage these options from your phone or PC.

For PlayStation Plus subscribers, you now see a separate section in the Library app to keep all your PS Plus free games in one area, essentially bringing a better organized place. You can also hide games and apps from the Purchased tab. For example, if you want to remove old betas you downloaded. PSVR games will not be displaying a logo next to their Library icon to indicate that they can be played in VR.

Finally, Notifications can now be deleted and can be customized to whatever background you want, team logo, or message thread cover picture with any image from a USB device.

Take a look through the full patch notes here.

Hamza Khalid

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