Sony has announced that the 8.00 system software update will launch today on PS4, likely being the final update before the PS5 releases next month. Highlights in this update include new avatars from fan-favourite PlayStation titles such as Ghost of Tsushima, God of War and The Last of Us Part II plus new party features.
In a statement, Sid Shuman, Senior Director, SIE Content Communications said:
Our latest system software update for PlayStation 4, version 8.00, is launching today globally. This update includes changes to the existing Party and Messages features, new avatars, updated parental controls and more.
Parties and messages are now more tightly integrated. Both apps will use the ‘groups’ feature for voice chat and message exchanges instead of setting up two different groups on different apps. This new feature will also transfer over to PS5 when the console launches this November.
8.00 will also see the removal of Event Creation and Private Community Creation. The ability to create private communities will also be removed, however if you have an existing community then you will be able to continue to use it.
Other new features in this update include changes to remote play, more simplified parental controls and an enhanced 2-step verification process.