Today Sony Interactive Entertainment released PS4 system software update 5.05 available on the PlayStation Network.
The update weighs the usual rather small 374.7 megabytes, and like all decimal updates, the patch notes are rather compact as well, hinting to unspecified improvements to the system performance.
“The system software update improves system performance.”
Downloading and installing is mandatory if you want to keep connecting to the PlayStation Network.
You should probably keep in mind that this normally means that the performance of the operating system itself has been improved, not that of the games, so don’t expect better frame rates or anything of that sort
At the moment of this writing the update isn’t yet available on the relevant websites, and and you’ll need to use the option in the settings of your PS4 or PS4 Pro to launch the download of the upcate and start the installation. Later today you should be able to download it from here if you’re in North America and from here if you’re in Europe.
The latest large update to the PS4 system software was released in October, and was numbered 5.00 (nicknamed Nobunaga). It included a lot of new features like on overhauled family system, better friend list management (including the ability to follow anyone), improved broadcasting features, messages and notifications, team tournaments, virtual surround sound for PlayStation VR and quite a few more goodies.
In more PS4 system software news, Sony Interactive Entertainment is currently accepting applications for the beta test of the next major update, which will be numbered 5.50.