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PlayStation 4 Mandatory Firmware 1.61 Out Now

Nothing major, so don't get excited.

This is just a quick note to let you know that your PS4 is going to run an update. Firmware 1.61 is out now, it’s mandatory so there’s no way to avoid it if you want to take your console online.

Hopefully, if you leave your PS4 in standby mode, it will have already downloaded next time you switch on. If that’s the case, you’ll get a notification telling you it’s ready and from there you’ll just need to let it install.

Ostensibly, this is a minor firmware update that provides system stability enhancements but we often used to find some additional very minor changes in similar updates to the PlayStation 3 so let us know in the comments below if you spot anything new.

Source: Twitter

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19 Comments
  1. Taylor Made
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    You can now mute your camera! So happy no awkwardness

    Comment posted on 18/02/2014 at 10:03.
    • Peter Chapman
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      really? This is great news!

      Comment posted on 18/02/2014 at 10:22.
      • Kovacs
        Member
        Since: Dec 2009

        Eh …

        “[…] one of the main improvements is set to be the ability to mute the microphones in the camera so that my online opponents will no longer have to hear me telling my dog to stop chasing her toys around the room for a minute.”

        http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2014/02/03/ps4-firmware-1-60-out-tomorrow-brings-a-couple-of-minor-improvements/

        These are your words, Peter! :P

        Comment posted on 18/02/2014 at 11:03.
      • Peter Chapman
        Team TSA: Editor
        Since: Forever

        haha, I’d completely forgotten that. It’s like getting an extra present a week after Christmas and then realising it’s the same present you already have in your loot pile.

        Comment posted on 18/02/2014 at 11:42.
    • Jimster71
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      That was in the 1.60 update.

      Comment posted on 18/02/2014 at 10:27.
      • Taylor Made
        Member
        Since: Oct 2011

        No it wasn’t, it just came with this new update, read the notes it says so

        Comment posted on 18/02/2014 at 10:33.
      • rudi13
        Member
        Since: Aug 2013

        @Taylor Made, it was part of the 1.60 update.

        Comment posted on 18/02/2014 at 10:40.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        already can do this on the last update.

        Comment posted on 18/02/2014 at 10:44.
      • Taylor Made
        Member
        Since: Oct 2011

        Oh right ok, it’s the first time am seeing the option to do so & it wasn’t there before the new update, was even listed as part of the update but good news either way

        Comment posted on 18/02/2014 at 10:44.
  2. Kitch
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    Has it fixed the trophy sync error? I’m really getting p!ssed with them not syncing.

    Comment posted on 18/02/2014 at 10:49.
    • carson321
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      yeah i know, can’t remeber the last time my trophies synced successfully!

      Comment posted on 18/02/2014 at 11:25.
    • Slatter
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      Hi,
      I also had big problems with the trophy sync.
      I found out that Contrast was the issue.
      I ran a system check an needed to start Contrast again, (I finished the game with all trophies) then close it.
      After that the Trophys synced again.
      Maybe this helps you…

      Comment posted on 18/02/2014 at 11:26.
      • Kitch
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        Cheers I’ll give it a bash.

        Comment posted on 18/02/2014 at 11:53.
  3. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Dualshock Light Dimming? (The new cross-game chat)

    Comment posted on 18/02/2014 at 12:05.
  4. tomjakes
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    You know as you update the console you can view the update log before you install phase.

    Comment posted on 18/02/2014 at 14:05.
  5. BAZ1307
    Member
    Since: Sep 2009

    Aw dammit! I wanted to play some Tomb Raider over remote play at my girlfriends house tonight but now I won’t be able to. D: Wish at the very least these updates would install automatically. >.<

    Comment posted on 18/02/2014 at 15:06.
  6. BigCheese
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    Not able to download it right away as I have no Wifi where I am until tomorrow, but any stability improvements are okay with me! I don’t suppose anyone knows anything of the suspend/resume features we’re long overdue?

    Comment posted on 18/02/2014 at 16:08.
    • BigCheese
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      On a side-note, what an avatar!

      Comment posted on 18/02/2014 at 16:09.
  7. samregan83
    Member
    Since: Feb 2014

    At last… This update appears to have added support for resume DVD / blu-ray playback from where you left off.
    Hasn’t fixed playback when charging a mobile device though: error CE-35486-6.

    Comment posted on 18/02/2014 at 16:27.