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PS4 System Software 8.50 (spring release) public beta

cormack12

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Main features updated in this system software beta version
• In Messages, you can now turn notifications on or off for each of the groups you're in. On the group screen, open the options menu and select Turn Notifications Off.

Other update features
• On the game session details screen, you can now use the Request to Join button to ask the session leader to join their game session. The session leader can then send you an invite to join the game session.
• When playing a game you've hidden, other players will no longer see that you're currently playing that game.
• The Communities feature is no longer available.


Code to share - can be redeemed by first 19 people
YOUR VOUCHER CODE:
BMF8-KDNL-Q4PR

Code Expires: 31 May 2021


How to start:
Once you have redeemed your unique voucher code, you will receive a system notification on your PlayStation®4 console when the 8.50 Beta begins. Follow the prompts from the notification for access to the Beta System Software. Once you have followed these prompts, navigate to Settings > System Software Update > Version 8.50 Beta.
Performance has improved for System Software updates, so you do not have to restart your PlayStation®4 console after updating. The update will be automatically installed after being downloaded, as long as the following setting is active: Settings > System Auto Downloads > System Software Update Files.
 

Shmunter

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Err are you sure this is not PS4? I got an invite from Sony, for PS4 8.5.
 

Bitmap Frogs

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Boo! Why even kill it? Such a strange decision.

Communities were an awesome idea.

The problem is that people started making communities to share porn and Sony decided they wouldn’t spend money moderating communities so they’re closing them.

I think it’s interesting both Nintendo and Sony have experimented with social network features and both ended up dropping them.
 

Max_Po

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I have received at least 3 or 4 messages with topless girls on ps4... . Its definitely not safe

for horney kids...I enjoyed them
 
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bitbydeath

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Here’s my code for anyone who wants it.
JNHH-F6NJ-RBBQ
All 20 are still available because I traded my PS4’s in for PS5’s.
 

Panajev2001a

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Communities were an awesome idea.

The problem is that people started making communities to share porn and Sony decided they wouldn’t spend money moderating communities so they’re closing them.

I think it’s interesting both Nintendo and Sony have experimented with social network features and both ended up dropping them.
Like knowing we pay for online and they cannot bother moderating :/...
 
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Foorbits

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Getting rid of communities on PS4 and omitting any sort of friend activity feed on PS5. I'm not sure what Sony is going for here as they are destroying any meta-tethers on their platform that keep people engaged with their friends and PS community.

Who gives a shit if you get a platinum trophy on PS5 if literally no one can see it unless they click through 3-4 menus to see your profile?
 
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