PS4 System Update 3.55 Install Available

Just now, Sony has released a new firmware package targeted at its PlayStation 4 gaming consoles, namely version 3.55, which is basically a minor update created to improve overall system performance. They calibrate once during a setup process, and they never need calibration again unless you move one of the two tracking stations or change around your room.

The PS4 gets these minor updates from time to time. Sony has updated this with a new camera specifically for PS4, but the underlying technology - at least when it comes to Move - is old.

Needless to say, the people who actually used this feature - many of whom purchased a PlayStation 3 specifically for that reason - were not very happy about Sony's decision, and several filed a class-action lawsuit against the company in 2010. On the other hand, PlayStation VR can work on Sony's existing PlayStation 4 game console.

Game researcher Piers Harding-Rolls claims Sony will sell approximately 1.6 million PlayStation VR headsets by the end of this year.

Sony will reach out to customers through the PlayStation Network email database, and will also display internet banner ads and search-related ads on sites including GameSpot and CNET.

This isn't the first lawsuit Sony's had either. "Install Other OS" attracted a lot of attention amongst enthusiasts at the time of the PlayStation 3's launch.

Neo was confirmed by Sony's Andrew House before E3 kicked off but the company made no mention of the console at the event.

The deal also provides up to $2.25 million in attorneys' fees for the lawyers who brought suit.

For those juuust outside those parameters, a smaller $9 entitlement will be granted for any and all PS3 owners who can claim that their console "lost value and/or desired functionality" by the lack of the Other OS feature. Making matters worse, Sony said the update was voluntary. But when the lights went down early last week, it was the latter platform-holder that unveiled its new 2016 hardware to be the Xbox One S, with a beefed up, more powerful system - entitled Project Scorpio - set for launch next year.



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