Our latest system software update for PlayStation 4, version 8.00, is launching today globally. This update includes changes to the existing Party and Messages features, new avatars, updated parental controls and more.
Following this update, Party and Messages will be more tightly linked together and you will see changes to the UI. Both apps will now use the same ‘Groups’ of players for Party voice chats and message exchanges, instead of having different groups setup across the two apps. So now you can start a Party chat or send a message to the group you’ve previously chatted with across PS4, as well as PS5 when it launches.
We’re expanding the collection of pre-set avatars for players to showcase on their Profile. An array of new avatars from your favorite games will be available, including Bloodborne, Journey, Ghost of Tsushima, God of War, The Last of Us Part II, The Last of Us Remastered, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and many more.
We’ve added an option to “Mute all Microphones” in the Quick Menu, so you can easily mute your mics while gaming.
Under Parental Controls, we’re combining the ‘Communicating with Other Players’ and ‘Viewing Content Created by other Players’ into one setting – ‘Communication and User Generated Content’- to cover both areas of communication and UGC sharing. This offers a simpler setting that’s easier for parents to understand and apply to their children.
In addition, children can send a request to their parents to use communications features in specific games. When a child sends this request, the parent will receive an email notification and can choose to make an exception for that game and allow the child to use its communications and UGC features. This will provide more flexibility to both parents and children.
The 2-Step Verification (2SV) feature on PS4 will be enhanced to support third party authenticator apps as an option during the activation flow and 2SV sign-in across PS4, mobile and web.
After 8.00, you will no longer be able to create Events or access existing Events created by other users.
We’re also removing the ability to create private Communities under the Community app on PS4. If you already have existing private Communities, you can continue to access them.
At the same time as 8.00, the existing PS4 Remote Play app on mobile (iOS/Android), Windows PC and Mac, will change its name to PS Remote Play, and the option to connect to PS5 will be added. You’ll need to sign in to PSN from your PS5 to be able to access the feature, so sit tight until PS5 launches this November!
As a reminder, a PS4 system with a wired connection via a LAN cable is recommended to download the update.
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“Mute all Mics from Quick Menu” – Finally. My headphone does not have a built-in mute and it drives me crazy when playing online.
We’ve always been able to mute in the party menu itself but not having to exit the game, enter the party menu, muting and then going back into the game will sure be nice.
I wonder however if this means we can mute the entire party (for example if you need to focus) or if this only applies to your mic…
Sounds good. Still hoping to see that PS5 UI and what new features it brings with it soon.
Is updating the PS Vita remote app being considered? I really appreciate having a remote device with physical buttons and still use my Vita every day for that purpose.
Being able to jump from a ps4 chat to ps5 sounds like a nice thing, but also worries me about cross-chat between a PS4 party and a PS5 party? Especially games that could/will support cross generation play
I just finished the update and i cant create a party or anything it shows “WS-44369-6” wtf??
And I also can’t invite anyone from my friends list it says an error has occurred I legit can’t do anything.
I get error coded whenever I try to look at my friends list… the update was done very fast but when I got back in I couldn’t look at my friends list. Meaning I couldn’t invite anyone to a party..
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