PS4 firmware update 8.52 is out, here is the patch note

PS4 firmware update 9.00
PS4 firmware update 9.00

Sony have released a new firmware update, numbered 8.52, for PlayStation 4 consoles and its packed full of… oh, I did that joke last time. Obviously it does nothing other than “improves system performance.” Woohoo. The download clocks in at 481mb.

PS4 firmware

PS4 firmware update: Ooh, exciting stuff!


If you happen to have a PlayStation 5 alongside your PS4 you may be interested to know that Sony have opened a beta testing program for PS5 updates and you can register your interest here.

Here’s more from Sony.

Starting today, you can register for an opportunity to join the first-ever PS5 system software beta program. Registration is open to players over the age of 18 in the U.S., Canada, Japan, U.K., Germany and France. By signing up, you could be among the first to put new features to the test and provide essential feedback that will help guide their development.

If you’re selected to be part of the program, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to download the beta version of the next system software. In order to sign up, you’ll need a PS5 console with an internet connection and a PlayStation Network account. You will also be added to the potential participant pool for future PS5 system software betas automatically without having to register again. After the beta begins, you can restore your system software to the latest official release version before the beta program ends.

Our last major PS5 system update in April introduced new features like USB extended storage, cross-generation Share Play, an improved Game Base and other UI enhancements and social features. We’ll share more in the coming weeks about what you can expect in the beta for our next update.

Whether you’re a new or returning PlayStation beta tester, we thank you for your support. Your feedback helps us make the console experience better for our whole community.

Source: PS Blog

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  1. Some years ago, I joined in to get PS4 firmware updates early. With the PS5, I doubt they’ll bring the UI to anything near as to what the PS4 can do anytime soon.

    • Oh, and don’t get me started about controller updates. With the PS4, there was only one device to update, now I got three, with required cable connection, etc. Means the hassle times three, that is true progress..!

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