System Software Update 7.01, the ultimate firmware replace for this yr, is now dwell on the PlayStation 4. While this is necessary, it doesn’t add any further options to the system. As is usually the case with smaller updates, System Software Update 7.01, in line with the patch notes, will “improve system performance.” Of course, this additionally means the file measurement is quite minimal, solely weighing about 450MB in all. It needs to be a fast obtain and set up course of.

The final replace to go dwell on PS4, Update 7.00, arrived early in October of this yr. Unlike right this moment’s 7.01, Update 7.00 introduced a number of main modifications to the system. Most notably, Party Chat options acquired an overhaul, doubling the variety of eight social gathering members in a single chat to a complete of 16.

In addition, the final main replace debuted the chat transcription function, making PS4 Second Screen able to changing voice chatter into textual content. Update 7.00 additionally noticed Android gadgets obtain help for the PlayStation 4’s Remote Play function, as long as the Android machine runs on a minimum of Version 5.0. Finally, modifications to PS4’s system software program in October made a number of notable changes for iOS customers.

For now, Sony has but to announce when the subsequent main replace might even see the mild of day on the platform. Moreover, it stays unknown which new options might debut on the system when that day comes. With this console technology shortly coming to an in depth, the firm seemingly isn’t planning for too many extra main modifications. It appears truthful to imagine the overwhelming majority of such vitality is now dedicated to PlayStation 5, which launches holiday 2020.