Big PS4 update:
Shortly before the launch of the PS5, Sony is putting out another major update for the PlayStation 4 – but only a few should like that. Version 8.00 for the console removes two popular features – and adds a new one.
The PlayStation 4 gets a new update. The excitement: Two popular functions are simply no longer available. The creation of events and the creation of private communities are affected. The parental controls have been revised for this – for good reason.
Are your PS4 communities in danger?
Yes and no. If you have already joined a private community, these will still be available. Only in the future is it no longer possible to create your own communities. You can no longer create events with the update either. Sony does not provide a comprehensible reason for this step. The PlayStation Blog simply says:
“With version 8.00 you can no longer create events or access existing events that were created by other users.
We’re also removing the ability to create private communities under the Community app on PS4. If you are already part of private communities, you can still access them. “
Further contents of the update are:
- new avatars (including from Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us 2, Bloodborne and Uncharted 4: Thief’s End)
- the ability to mute all of your fellow players’ microphones at once via the menu
- a revised user interface for the party function of the Playstation and for messages
- an update to the remote play app for mobile devices
- an extended two-step authentication
- … and an extended parental control
Parental controls on PS4 are now more flexible
Parents should now be able to freely enable and disable the chat function in selected games for their children. Children can use the console to send requests to their parents, who can then allow communication in certain games by email. A useful feature – when you think of the trolls and cyberbullies who play a lot of video games. If you are interested in the topic, you can read the game tips article “Don’t feed the Troll: How gamers (should) fight against Nazis”.