Includes changes to Party and Messages features, new avatars, updated parental controls and more.
Ooooo a whole number update. This will no doubt have features that are going to filter over to PS5.
Just noticed that when you start a party chat, it says your voice may be recorded for moderation. By joining, you agree to be recorded. (not surprised tbh)
Meh. Everytime you call a company for anything your voice gets recorded.
Correction, this is nothing new, sorry. It's been like that since 2013: https://www.polygon.com/201...
Btw. recordings are there since 2013. Well, people usually don't read Terms Of Service. People, read Terms Of Service
People are getting it wrong. They think it means Sony are recording their party chat conversations, but that isn't the case. If it was, I would be against it and would understand the anger, but it clearly says that USERS may record party chats and send it to Sony for moderation.
Damn, I used to use psn to set up drug deals
But party chat sucks., man!
Check PlayStation out with their PS4 feature updates a just a few weeks before PS5! lol
Why remove event creation though?
Might come back through the create button. Maybe it's for more than just creating short clips and screenshots.
What does this feature do exactly?
The create button? If so - no one actually knows other than it replaces the 'share' button. But it is supposed to expand upon it.
I would say it’s definitely going to have a much more expansive capability. The new camera is rumored to have features targeted to streaming which means associated software and suites pertaining to such activities are likely under the Share button in addition to normal capture features which are also likely expanded.
Maybe it wasn't being used enough? And perhaps didn't get ported to the new PS5 UI as a result, and they didn't want confusion. I think PS5 has a new way of handling game events, perhaps they aren't compatible. Pure speculation on my part
Did the update already.
Can't see my friends after the update
Everyone is having this issue.
My friends will be relieved.
^ I'm just jealous you have friends :o(
@Bio You make it so easy for the “you got no friends” line joke
New avatars from games such as: Jax and Daxter Gravity Rush Infamous Second Son Ape Escape Shadow of Colossus Puppeteer Ratchet and Clank Patapon Knack Bloodborne Journey Ghost of Tsushima Uncharted 4 God of War The Last of Us Part 2 The Last Guardian Character avatars wearing helmets, hats, headphones, glasses, mask
Maybe it'll add more stability for the ps4 so that by the time it transitions over to the PS5 it'll be finally......STABLE
nice update. well done Sony.
Stability...please tell me for the love of God there's stability.
This is BS the party system is now total ass, go try it for yourself. Better yet go read the backlash on the PS blog.
That mute all mics from quick menu is going to come in handy for sure.
I really hate this party system now. Sony, don't make things difficult for yourself.
Completely borked the friends list and party chat. They're getting problems reported from a lot of people and they haven't said a word.
This is turning into a 180 from what we experienced with the PS4 release. Not sure what Sony is thinking/doing here.
after the update i can't play online..wtf?
And update 8.01 will be the stability update for the unstable features that 8.00 introduces.
As long as it's stable at the end of the day, that's all that matters. The instability of the stability update doesn't matter if another stability update occurs to fix the instability of the first stability update.
I noticed they changed players met on friends
I can't access my friends list, I go to my notifications, press X and it freezes on the background unless I hit the PS home button. I can't see party chats. SONY needs to fix this.
Not a very stable stability update lmao
👀 ps5 feature too? I wonder what other features they'll bring.
You can no longer create public party chats. All chats are automatically private and you have to add someone to the group before they can join chat. The old system was fine the way it was since if you wanted you could choose if the chat was private or public.
That sucks, I mean private party chats should be set to default but options are never a bad thing.
The party system was fine and simple, now you have to make a group msg in order to make a party which so stupid. You cant even send invites to friends unless you add them to the group. No longer make party private/not private everything is private now. Many freezing problems with the update. Voice now can be recorded in your party, like wtf Sony, apparently my privacy doesn't matter. Who ever is on the team with this update, they should never been on the team again, need to revert this update, its pure crap.
Sony's not doing the recording, it's the people in your chat group. If you're with like-minded people, then I sincerely doubt anyone will abuse the feature, and your privacy will remain intact.
Im tilted tbh they removed the tick for party privacy. I can't see any other place to set it private in chat settings unless theres a work around?. I have plenty a friend on my friends list but sometimes me and my bro like to lock it down. Talk family stuff, money other general private conversations atm new settings anyone can just join. Add to that the state the firmware has launched. Took bout an hour just trying to join a party last night.
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