PS4 8.01 Update Out Now, And You Know Where This Is Going

The latest firmware update for the PS4 has arrived, but don't expect much from it.


While much of the attention these days from Sony is on the recently released PlayStation 5, its younger sibling is still getting some love. Sony has released the latest firmware update for the PlayStation 4, but, you guessed it, this one doesn't do much.

PS4 version 8.01 improves system performance, but that's all there is to say. The one-sentence patch notes read, "This system software update improves system performance."

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The PS4's 8.0 update, which arrived in October, was much more substantial. Among other things, it introduced updates to party and messages, new free avatars, simplified parental controls, and enhanced two-step authentication that finally allows the use of apps.

And speaking of updates, the PS5 received its first public update earlier this week and it introduced some system performance improvements.

Sony is expected to continue to support the PS4 for years to come, which makes sense given it has an install base of more than 100 million users. That's why some of 2021's PS5 games, including Horizon: Forbidden West and possibly God of War: Ragnarok, will also released on PS4.

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