PS4 update 5.50: Sony unveils HUGE new PlayStation update – here’s what it does

PS4 system update 5.50 has entered beta testing, as Sony unveils a host of huge new PlayStation features.

Among the biggest new features is Supersampling on PS4 Pro, which is ideal if you don’t own a 4K TV.

The brand new Supersampling mode enables users with HDTVs to enjoy enhanced visuals. With the option enabled, games will be rendered at a higher resolution, before being downscaled to match the TV.

Another useful feature is Play Time Management, which lets parents and guardians set time limits on how long children can play for.

The system will send a notification to the child when playtime is coming to an end, giving them enough time to save progress.

You can even set the system to automatically log out once the time comes to an end.

You can see a full breakdown of PS4 system update 5.50 in the gallery below…

Users will also be pleased with Sony’s decision to bring back custom wallpapers.

This includes the ability to import images via USB and then modify pictures to get the perfect look.

Likewise, you’ll also be able to customise your Tournaments team page with logos and backgrounds from USB.

Other quality of life improvements include the option to permanently remove old notifications from the PS4.

“Just go to Notifications and press the ‘triangle’ or “OPTIONS” button to open up a menu that will allow you to select a single or multiple notifications you’d like to delete,” reads a Sony post.

That’s on top of new Library tabs that make it easier to see which apps you’ve installed and own.

“The ‘This PS4’ tab lists all the applications that are installed on the PS4 system, and the tab with your name/avatar lists all the apps that you purchased with your PSN ID,” Sony continues.

“This feature also makes it easy to search and find games you’ve already purchased but have not yet installed.”

The PS Plus tab also gives you a clear indication of the PlayStation Plus games you own, complete with a new lock icon that appears when you no longer subscribe.

You can also hide content that you no longer use, such as expired betas and trials.