Sony opening up signups for the 5.50 firmware beta

Japan-only for now

If you’re keen on keeping up to date with the latest firmware, even if it’s experimental and could screw with your system, you can do so now on PS4. Sony is opening up beta signups for system update 5.50, which are currently live right now in Japan and are expected to go live sometime this week for Europe and North America.

It’s nice that there’s an option to get early access, but it’s kind of a pain compared to the easy to operate Xbox Insider Program. There, you just opt into “some,” “all,” or “no” updates, and it automatically takes care of everything. Microsoft is also generally more open about what firmware betas entail.

Still, this is something you can do if you want!

PS4 [PlayStation Blog via Gematsu]

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