PlayStation 4 firmware 8.0 launch issues
Users are reporting serious issues with connectivity, apps and games after installed the latest PlayStation 4 firmware update, version 8.0.
“You may have some difficulty launching games, applications or online features,” Sony said, acknowledging the issues. “Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience.” Some of the problems apparently stem from combining Party and Messages into a single app.
Fine print: Others claim their PlayStation Plus subscriptions are no longer recognized, while there's also reports of people being unable to load friend lists. They also have just become aware that Sony ‘reserves the right’ to record voice chat between PlayStation users, as well as access message data.
Speak up: Sony explained that “voice chat recording for moderation is a feature that will be available on PS5 when it launches, and will enable users to record their voice chats on PS5 and submit them for moderation review,” in a blog post about the firmware update.