Sony has begun distributing beta version 8.50 system software for PlayStation 4 to test takers.
The new software brings a number of nice improvements, and also disables the PlayStation Communities application, which allowed you to communicate with your friends from your smartphone. Improvements – you can, for example, enable and disable alerts for messages in each group separately. For regular PlayStation 4 users, Update 8.50 will be available this spring.
The last major software update (number 8.00) for the PlayStation 4 was released in October 2020, shortly before the start of sales of the PlayStation 5. The list of changes for the firmware 8.00 turned out to be quite extensive, including changes to the available functions “Party” and “Messages”, new avatars, updates to parental controls and much more.