Today, on 15 October 2020, Sony released the latest PS4 system update 8.00. However, the changes that are provided with the new update are good whereas some of them were not so needed.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) October 14, 2020
One of the changes is the ability to make use of a third-party app. The apps such as Authy or Google Authenticator can be used. These apps are responsible to enable two-factor authentication on your PS4. The other changes consist of parental controls and a host of new avatars. With the parental controls, this will allow the parents to control over which games their children use the chat in. Well, the child is allowed to request permission from their parents. And then the parents can allow their child to chat and view the user-generated content in that particular game.
One of the not so needed change in the update is the adjustments that were made to sort of combine Parties and Messages. So, when you are interested in starting a new party you will have to start a new group. Also, you will have to group message chat from which you can launch a party. Well, this is a needless hassle that Sony has given. This feature will be available to the PS5 also.
Well, now the latest PS4 updates are generally the ones that will help us to know what we should expect from the PS5. Also, Sony might be trying to prepare the players who have purchased the PS4 for the transition. Also, we should expect to see even more features that will be released in the meantime. But, meanwhile, we are aware that the chat system will be different on the new console.
PlayStation 5 will be releasing on November 12 for some parts of the world whereas on November 19 in the other parts.