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PS4 1.61 update live

The Sony PS4 1.61 update went live moments ago in the UK and United States, although by the time you read this article we are sure many other countries will be added to that list. It is not clear exactly what got changed, but that news will arrive in the coming hour.

Sony made the PS4 1.61 firmware update a mandatory install, so you will need to download the new version before playing online with your favorite games.

Most of Product Reviews readers tend to leave their console in standby mode rather than completely shut it down, so there’s a good chance you might already have the PS4 1.61 update downloaded once you turn back on.

From what we can tell so far, the new firmware is mainly to improve stability of the system and we haven’t yet spotted any major new features to our PlayStation 4. If you notice any changes, then feel free to leave a comment detailing what changed for you.

Did your PS4 1.61 update install without any problems, or if you have had issues then we would love to hear about them in the comments?

Some people have noted that you can now mute the PS4 camera, although it is believed that this change came with the previous update. There’s certainly a number of bugs needing a fix, like this one, but again we doubt it will be fixed in the latest firmware.

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