PS4 Firmware Update 7.01 Is Out Now

PlayStation 4's latest system software update "improves system performance" once again.

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Sony's final PlayStation 4 firmware update of 2019, version 7.01, has now rolled out for all PS4 users to download. While version 7.00 introduced changes to parties, Remote Play functionality, and Android support, the newest software update doesn't add any new user-facing features, at least that Sony is sharing as part of the official patch notes.

Version 7.01 comes with the standard note, "This system software update improves system performance," likely referring to incremental behind-the-scenes changes that won't be noticeable to most PS4 users. If you want to play online, however, you will have to download and install the 447.9 MB update.

As we approach 2020, the PS4 won't be the only Sony console on store shelves for too much longer. While the PS4 continues to sell exceptionally well, the company's looking ahead at the next-generation of consoles. PS5, officially called the PlayStation 5, has been announced and will arrive holiday 2020 alongside the Xbox Scarlett.

This week brought a variety of news for PS4 users, as Sony held its last State of Play presentation of the year. Among other things, Resident Evil 3's remake was confirmed and we got a taste of a trailer for Ghost of Tsushima--a PS4 exclusive we haven't seen in some time. The full trailer will premiere on Thursday as part of The Game Awards, which will likely have even more news for PS4 owners to look forward to.

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