Sony Seeking Beta Testers For PS4 System Software Update 5.50

Pablo Tucker
January 16, 2018

In a post over on the PlayStation Blog, Sony merely announces the incoming update and the chance for prospective testers to state their interest in the beta, but aside from that, it doesn't divulge a whole lot of information. Sony hasn't detailed the contents of the update, but the most recent major update, 5.0, included things like Family on PSN, friend list management and message improvements. The registration are now open across all regions including US, Europe and Japan.

And it appears more are on the way in the PS4 5.50 beta, with Sony confirming: "We'll be back soon with an update on the features you can expect in the beta". We should point out that you will need a PS4 (obviously) and a working SEN account to be approved, and you will need internet access to download the update.

And Sony has also confirmed that If you want to opt out of the trial, you can always roll back to a previous system software version at any time. As you might recall, Nobunaga arrived in October 2017 and introduced a variety of features and updates, such as an overhauled family system, better friend list management (including the ability to follow anyone), improved broadcast features, messages and notifications, team tournaments, virtual surround sound for PlayStation VR, and more.

It follows new NPD figures that have revealed the Xbox One enjoyed its highest console share ever in December.

North American players can sign up here, while Europeans can go here to register.

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