The PS4’s latest system software update is out now for everyone, after its initial beta, and it adds a lot of new features.
It weighs in at 460MB, and it’s a mandatory update granting players a supersampling option for PS4 Pro, parental controls – allowing people to limit the length of play-sessions – and some new organisational features.
The supersampling option will “Improve image quality in some games when your PS4 Pro is connected to a TV with 2K resolution or lower,” which means that it won’t be able to help you if you have a standard edition PS4.
The parental controls allow parents to restrict certain hours in the day, stopping children playing very late at night, for instance, along with allowing them to monitor how long games have been played for. These can be viewed and managed from a PC and a phone.
There are also new organisational tweaks, which will appeal to PlayStation Plus subscribers. All of your free PlayStation Plus games are now collected in one place in the library tab.
On top of that, you can now remove items from your purchased list – like old demos for instance – and you can get rid of old notifications.
Still no word on when we might be able to change our PSN usernames, though; we will wait to see on that front.
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