New PS4 Firmware Update Will Add Requested Features But Remove Communities

The latest software upgrade for the PS4 includes several concessions, such as the addition of some requested functionality and the removal of Communities. Many developers are still supporting and developing games for Sony’s last-generation console, and new titles are still launched on it. Though Sony and Microsoft try to expand availability for stores and customers, the new console generation is still finding its footing. Its ancestor remains the go-to for many gamers.

As a result, cross-platform play has grown in popularity among gamers, with games including Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War promoting it. Furthermore, PS5 owners will be able to play several of their favorite PS4 exclusives on the latest machine, including Ghost of Tsushima and Final Fantasy VII Remake, the latter of which recently confirmed the release of the Yuffie DLC for the PS5. If the game market shifts toward the next generation of consoles, holding the prior console generation up to date is vital to maintaining consumer support.


According to MP1ST, the latest PS4 software update introduces several features while taking out others. The main feature of the update is the ability for users to switch alerts on or off for specific groups in messages.

Additionally, players will also be able to request to enter a game from session leaders, who can then welcome participants to their game. The update also allows players greater privacy while playing secret games since other players would no longer be able to see what they are doing. Finally, Communities will no longer be accessible.

Firmware updates are technology’s unsung heroes. Their application benefits phones, controllers, consoles, routers, and other devices. Despite the fact that it is no longer Sony’s most sophisticated device, the PS4 is indeed a fantastic piece of technical innovation with a large consumer base. Before Sony is able to mass manufacture the PS5 at a faster pace (after the world reopens), many fans will undoubtedly prefer using the previous-generation console.


Gamers have a reputation for being blunt and able to point out flaws. If Sony fails to keep the PS4 updated after the release of the PS5 in November 2020, it will be widely publicized. Fortunately, lockdowns could be removed in the foreseeable future, allowing Sony to bring more PS5s into the hands of consumers and eventually phase out the PS4, particularly if the current-generation device continues to accept backward compatibility with PS4 games.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.


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