Submitted by Smurf1 647d ago | news

PS4 system software update 1.50 detailed

PS Blog: "We wanted to shed some light on system software update version 1.50 for PS4, which will arrive simultaneously with the system’s official launch next month. By updating to system software version 1.50, you’ll be able to experience a variety of new features in addition to the basic functions of PS4." (PS Vita, PS4)

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sigfredod  +   647d ago
Oh yeah, bring it baby
Lalanana  +   647d ago
I wrote this previously on a duplicated story but i need someone to answer my questions if they plz.

So this is kind of like microsoft day one patch? I am confuse..someone plz explain.

None of these things are on the consoles itselfs? or am i missing something?

@DayZ OK.
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ThatCanadianGuy514  +   647d ago | Well said
This patch adds many features day one.

The microsoft patch is mandatory, or your console won't function.
sigfredod  +   647d ago | Well said
The diference Lalanana this patch is to activate some features, if you look at the list you will notice most are related to online services, instead the xbone day one patch is needed to be able to play games, if you purchase the xbone and don´t connect it to the internet will not play any game, on the ps4 if you don't connect to the internet you will be able to play your disc games offline without problem, hope this remove your confuse
Eonjay  +   647d ago
Also, you don't have to go online to get this patch. It will be packed in on every game.
Pogmathoin  +   647d ago
A good question Lalanana, I myself was not sure, but I guess that 180 they did, this was the only was to implement it. Do not know why you got so many disagrees. Thanks DayZ and Sigfredod, for the nice polite responses. Looking forward to both systems, usually on first day I just look at it, pull my entertainment system forward, swear a lot when hooking up cables in tight spaces, then go through every menu, seeing what is there..... takes a day! :)
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FamilyGuy  +   647d ago
What happens if you're uploading a video in the background and something else that you want to save happens? Can it be que'd to save after the current video or will we have to wait? :/

Just something I thought up.

Damn, the day 1 patch is like everything except for playing games lol. Guess they were in a hurry to get it to us. Which I appreciate ^_^

@ MorePowerOfGreen

These features were announced in the FEBRUARY reveal. They are in no way features that were reliant on what MS did. This system has only basic functionality simply because it allowed them to ship it sooner. Games work, it's a gaming console = all they needed for day 1.
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gaffyh  +   647d ago
Even if you don't have internet, this patch will eventually be bundled on a game disc. At least it has been like that on PSP and PS3.

I'm a little disappointed that the suspend/resume mode is not there from the start.
FamilyGuy  +   647d ago
Irish, would you rather they held off on assembling the console till this version of the firmware was included and had the launch set back by months?

Biggest difference between the X1 and the PS4s day 1 patches aren't just the number of features. It's the fact that on one you can actually play your games without ever going online or downloading the patch (PS4) while on the other you can only play for 24 hours at the most before having to connect online or getting that patch becomes necessary to play your games.

I hope they both ship on all the launch game discs, or at least have those patches available to download BEFORE the systems launch, allowing us to load them via usb thumb drive or external hdd.
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nix  +   647d ago
i wished these features came pre-installed. as much i love all the features i know what i felt when i bought a PS3.

i took it home only to find out that i can't register online because i have to update it. i did that. took a long time because i was on slower internet. then i pop in Heavenly Sword only to find out that even that game needed a patch. it took me like 2 hours before i could finally play the game.

anyways... looks like both the xbox one and ps4 players will be upgrading their systems. but since i live in india and since we'll be getting ps4 only on 2014 hopefully we won't have to go through it again but then again i have my doubts.
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gatormatt80  +   647d ago | Well said
This is not surprising nor am I bothered by this day 1 patch. Simply put day 1 firmware upgrades on consoles allows the devs and engineers to simultaneously work on features while the console itself is being manufactured. Which in turn allows them to ship the console faster, meaning we can buy it sooner. I'm OK with that.

Also MorePowerOfGreen, you have no idea what you're talking about, it's as simple as that. I'm not sure why you even felt the need to comment on this. You obviously are a Sony hater. Thankfully for us you have managed to dwindle yourself down to only one bubble.
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quanji  +   647d ago
Actually, the PlayStation blog is quite misleading. It's saying IF you update you will be able to do all those things.

If they had posted the FULL Press Release you would see that features like playing blu-ray/dvd are NOT capable without making a one-time connection to the internet.

See Joystiq for full press release. Scroll down and click "Press Release" button at bottom of page: http://www.joystiq.com/2013...
gaffyh  +   647d ago
@quanji - Interesting, maybe there's some sort of licensing issue for the codecs that need to be installed, so they need to be able to prove exactly how many people are using BD/DVD playback. You had to do a similar thing for VC-1 support (wmv) on PS3.
abzdine  +   647d ago
" users can use either the microphone of the Mono Head set connected to DualShock 4, or PlayStation Camera to navigate through the PS4 home screen (PlayStation Dynamic Menu) with voice commands to start up games and shutdown the system, among other features; please refer to PS4′s online manual for recognizable voice commands."
better than kinect, where you have to yell to be heard! just whisper to the DS4 and the console will recognize it! amazing
mav805  +   647d ago
The PS4 has been being manufactured for 2 months or more, it's logical to think that Sony was working on features and optimizations in the meantime and that those fixes aren't going to be already installed on the consoles that have been sitting on a pallet somewhere.
johndoe11211  +   647d ago

"Perhaps they were sitting around waiting to see what MSFT was doing to copy"

Your post literally gave me a severe case of nausea. Are you serious?? Every one of those features that will be implemented by the update were announced in the reveal in February, more than a month before microsoft had their reveal.

"Sony and PlayStation have a history of broken system software that wrecks the console at worst or hinders the console on average until fixed. "

Really? please outline this "history" for us and tell us exactly how many times in history this has happened. And while you're doing that please don't forget the 360 update in 2006 that bricked xbox 360 consoles. Or the ton of other tech problems that plagued the 360's history.

You're ready to crucify the ps for it's past issues and scream bloody murder, all the while totally ignoring the most disgraceful and deceitful event in gaming hardware history called the "red ring of death"? That is Hypocrisy to the highest level.

You give fanboys a bad name. Your blatant disregard for facts in order to prove a non existent point, for a company that was ready to bend you over and shaft you in the kisser because they thought they could, is shameful.
hutness  +   646d ago
Why? Why are there xbox trolls in a PS4 article and nobody from those who always complain about Sony fanboys trolling xbox articles come here and complain about it? Or is it just when Sony fanboys do it?
rainslacker  +   646d ago
Is it possible to vote someone low enough they have no bubbles?


Tacked on? Almost all these features are one's they've had since the reveal. Sony didn't need to pull engineers to make them work, because they were always in the plan.

If anything, MS is the one tacking on features onto their system since the initial reveal. Those features being playing games like we always have, but I guess that qualifies as a feature on a game console.

I'm also pretty sure Sony has built in backups to prevent system bricking. Any computer brought in the last 5 years has this. AMD themselves who helped design the system have back up flashes for just those kind of scenarios in most of the devices they license.
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koolaid251  +   646d ago
So the all powerful ps4 doesn't have a low power state , you can either cut it on or off until they patch it?
ChrisW  +   646d ago
Before anyone gets their panties in a bunch about "Day 1 Patches"...

Just to let you know, for the PC they release GPU driver updates before major game launchings, like Batman: AO. Your PC won't brick and the game will run if you don't patch, but it MAY not be as smooth.

Anyone who thinks that PS4 or XB1's "Day 1 Patches" are so mandatory that no games will run is simply trolling.
Shake_Zula  +   646d ago
All this is is a catch-up update. Basically, the initial spec PS4's were finished awhile ago. Those will like ship with a version 1 software base. Sony has been optimizing the software since production began until release. Same thing for the X1. It's the same reason why most games typically have a day one patch.

As far as the difference between the two consoles, it seems that the "patch" for X1's have a activation/register function that allows the console to be used. It might even be the final driver for the X1's GPU since there were reports on MS having trouble getting it to work properly,

PS4's patch seems to be completing incomplete code which in turn unlocks (rather than add) features. The funny thing is that in the PS4's case, everything that we've seen up to this point will essentially be obsolete.

I'd imagine that the first year of patches for both consoles will primarily be adding power from a driver standpoint, and making UI tweaks.
Xsilver  +   647d ago
Since this a Sony system update you will probably be able to download onto a flash drive and put it on the PS4 like you can with your PS3.
Saigon  +   647d ago
I truly hope they do provide that option; actually I do expect them to provide that feature. Regarding the article, I see this information as positive, though I can't understand why some are confused with this message. Its a software update to a system that is not in our hands yet. I can see if these features were not available at launch but that is not the case. Sony truly did not have to say anything. they could have just updated the system. The only feature I am pissed about is the Suspend/Resume. I just hope they make this available soon.
rainslacker  +   646d ago
I'll keep an eye on the PS site. They post the PSP, Vita, and PS3 updates there for download on the main page. If I see it between now and launch day I'll post it for people that want to do this. Not sure if it'll meet N4G standards, but I think it would be helpful and save time come launch day if you can get it early.:)


At the bottom of the page on the right side, for those that want to keep an eye out for themselves. May have to change the us. part.
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Eonjay  +   647d ago | Helpful
"Users with PlayStation Camera will be able to register their facial image onto their PS4 system, and login to their system using facial recognition instead of DualShock 4. Furthermore, users can use either the microphone of the Mono Head set connected to DualShock 4, or PlayStation Camera to navigate through the PS4 home screen (PlayStation Dynamic Menu) with voice commands to start up games and shutdown the system, among other features; please refer to PS4′s online manual for recognizable voice commands."

Its not even a big deal, its just there. Wow.
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Xsilver  +   647d ago
The only thing im mad about is the Suspend/resume feature ah well once it doesn't take long for it to come in ill live. But its funny how the PS4eye does what the kinect without making it a big statement does damn im guessing their will be a tutorial vid on it since they never showed it.
cell989  +   647d ago
haha you can use your DS4 to do voice commands, take that Kinect, another reason Kinect is not needed lol
KwietStorm  +   647d ago
lol I found that kinda funny. It might be good for Sony to promote it though, since Microsoft has it fully on display in actual TV commercials. They could just say yea ours does that too, for $100 less.
Blaze929  +   647d ago
So literally tons of advertised features for the ps4 have to come through a day 1 patch...and Sony is somehow not rushing the launch of ps4?
Langkasuka  +   647d ago
It's a common setup for all software systems. A product goes into the assembly line, but the Development and QA team don't stop upgrading and fixing any bugs they might find. A patch is an add-on once a customer activates it. Like Blizzard's Starcraft 2 and Rockstar's GTA Online. It's pretty standard.
GTgamer  +   647d ago
Here's the thing a good majority of those features require internet connection so in the end you will have to be online for them anyway so this update isn't a big deal and here you go with this Rushed BS Smfh just because a feature isn't ready doesn't mean the hardware isn't ready same things happen with phones feature come in a little late because they aren't ready.
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Ju  +   647d ago
Hm...and then some, no?

How was voice commands and face recognition login advertised before?

Gotta complain for the sake of complaining, I guess.
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TKCMuzzer  +   647d ago
How is it people don't understand how things work. The PS4 itself will have been in production for some time, since then the software team will have continued to work on the ui to get everything working to the best they can, its logical, it means the ui would have been properly tested before launch.
Or they could have just delayed the console production because of it but then of course people could have written a comment complaining about that.
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Sevir  +   647d ago
LORD HAVE MERCY! The trend here must be to spin something into a fallacy when there isn't one to begin with...




Please do NOT compare a Patch brought on by irate fans and policy changes that will change your preferred box from an unusable box on day one, to a patch that's simply giving the features promised since reveal. The Software was simply finalized after the FINAL HARDWARE went into production MONTHS ago!

This is no different that OEM of Phones shipping phones with operational features and releasing a firmware delivering what was promised on Day one.
Deadpoolio  +   647d ago
Um it's called activating them genius...Somehow I doubt adding those features would be 300mb....Again rocket scientist 300mb....300 megabytes.....Jesus you Xbots are stretching...Go be insecure about your own weak console....Enjoy downloading half your games day 1 like Forza that doesn't work without downloading half of it first....Or the console that doesn't work without downloading the OS without DRM...
KwietStorm  +   647d ago
Yes, LITERALLY tons. An actual measured basket of multiple TONS of features. I used to think you played the fence, but all you do now is show up in articles shining a bad light on anything PS4 related. How does anything about this mean it's rushed? See, the thing about software is it can continue to be worked on after hardware has been completed, and I'm going to assume you know the hardware was completed long ago. It's not like these are basic features for the actual kernel to operate. They are extras on top of the main event. If this is what you call rushed, what in the blue hell do you say about the competition?
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   647d ago
Blaze929 + 4h ago
So literally tons of advertised features for the ps4 have to come through a day 1 patch...and Sony is somehow not rushing the launch of ps4?

You dont have a clue what you are talking about.
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TAURUS-555  +   647d ago
cant wait ¡¡
Unreal01  +   647d ago
I clicked disagree because of those silly exclamation marks.
trancefreak  +   647d ago
So many whiners on the playstation 4 firmware announcement. Questions such as "answer me now or I will cancel my pre order"

I am excited for this stuff. I am not getting younger, and I can appreciate what Sony is dishing on the PS4. S

Some folks need to take step back and play pong for awhile; then come back and see how far technology has evolved. Maybe their bitching would stop.

Anyways I can't freaking wait to get my KZSF on. I just whooped Radec's and Visaris arse; Then saw Helgan blow up in petrocide.

Now back to Vekta!
The_Villager  +   647d ago
You're excited for a day 1 patch?

lol OK.
xtremeimport  +   647d ago
Kinda disappointing all these features aren't included out of the box. However, It'll patch as soon as I hook it up so I can't really explain.
MiHX2  +   647d ago
So all of the features of the PS4,Are included in a system update?
MYSTERIO360  +   647d ago
"Users can enjoy not only gaming on their PS4 system, but also Blu-ray and DVD video contents. When using for the first time, users must connect to the internet to activate this feature."" What does this mean?
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rainslacker  +   646d ago
Means that Blu-Rays and DVD's won't play on the system until you update to the 1.5 firmware.
BBBirdistheWord  +   646d ago
Ok so I have read this story and it appears ALL of these features have been previously talked about and promised to day one ps4 buyers.

So, I am I missing something?

How is this an update that allows us to be "able to experience a variety of NEW FEATURES in addition to the basic functions of PS4"

As far as I can see all these 'new features' should have already been on the ps4 day one.

Does that mean the PS4 has a mandatory day one update to use all of the previously promised features?

Does this mean it requires a day one internet connection to function as advertised?

Can someone clear this up for me?
I am confused by the messages that Sony seems to be sending out to consumers.
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GiggMan  +   646d ago
Even without an internet connection It's main function is gaming. You buy a PS4 and a game, take it home and hook it up, insert game and play. Pretty simple if you ask me.

Now Xbox One is a different story. If you don't have an internet connection you're fresh outta luck. Hopefully you live near a Starbucks, are cool with your neighbors, or smart enough not to get one.

I bought a Samsung Smart Tv with all the bells and whistles. Most people have enough sense to realize that the bells and whistles don't work without WiFi. It still works out the box just like every other device should. Once you connect it to the internet expect to download updates, big deal...
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BBBirdistheWord  +   646d ago
You mean on day one withoput the a mandatory internet update all I can do is play a single player game?

Tthe ps4 won't play multiplayer without a mandatory update.

It also won't play movies.

It also won't have cross game chat.. and so on.

It seems I am getting about $200 value out of the $400 purchase without the mandatory update.

Spin it how you will.
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GiggMan  +   646d ago
So what if it don't play multiplayer lol. If you don't have an internet connection why do you care about multiplayer and cross game chat? People with no internet connection don't really care about multiplayer and when they get connected, download the stupid patch. o_0 (That's not spin it's common sense)

I'm getting a PS4 launch and hopefully my son will be getting the X1 for Christmas. We spend Christmas at my parents with no wifi. So I either have to open it before Christmas to update the damn thing or wait until we get back home to play it. I'm going to do the first option (If I find one) so he can play with it Christmas day. That sucks but oh well.
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rainslacker  +   646d ago
The 1.5 update will likely be on any retail disc you buy on launch day. Sony ships all games with the minimum version of the firmware required to play that game, which I assume would be the currently installed version, but launch games on the PS3 launch games had the launch day update on the disc. I know this because I didn't have the PS3 connected to the internet on launch day, but still updated to the most recent firmware.

The only feature here I might agree with you on is DVD and Blu-Ray playback. I'd imagine that would be pretty set in stone now, but perhaps when they started making the systems, the actual software to play those wasn't finalized so they put it in the patch instead.

All systems will have a day one update regardless. If MS hadn't changed any of it's policies, they would have had promised features included in the day one update. Nintendo had a day one update to enable advertised features. Vita was the same way, 360 and PS3 as well, and I wouldn't doubt that 3DS was too(didn't have one at launch).
Baka-akaB  +   646d ago
"It seems I am getting about $200 value out of the $400 purchase without the mandatory update. "

I just would love the explanation on your BS math , for the lolz of it .

So no dvd and bluray without the update and MP without going online and patching , translate to 200 less dollars of value ? ok then .
2cents  +   646d ago
This is just the best example of hypocrisy I have witnessed.

Total double standards. A day one patch is a day one patch. Doesn't matter how you try to sugar coat it, it doesn't change the fact that both consoles have been pushed to market as fast as possible, requiring these updates to actually function as intended.
Baka-akaB  +   646d ago
Or any internet capable device get a launch patch , even phones and TVs, these days . No conspiracy there
first1NFANTRY  +   647d ago
so close but yet so far. this beast can't come soon enough.

edit: it's kinda pathetic to disagree with someone just cause their happy with their console of choice. whoever it was may god have mercy on your sad sad soul.
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sigfredod  +   647d ago
seems we have a disagree fairy here, lol
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Gore-Content  +   647d ago
Awww, day one patch :(

I know it won't be much of a hassle downloading and installing it, but still.
G20WLY  +   647d ago
lol, it's really no big deal. Leave to collect your PS4 from the shop 10 mins earlier. Get home, 10 mins update for tonnes of new features.

You are now playing your PS4 just as soon as you would have done, only now it's EVEN BETTER! :)

It's cooperdnizzle (below) I feel sorry for; he was so into 'driver club' that he wasn't even sure what it was called! And now he has to wait *sad troll smiley*
Gore-Content  +   647d ago
Also, why are these features not included from the get-go? Why do we need to download them via patch? They're not some afterthoughts from Sony but supposed to be an integral part of the system.
BBBirdistheWord  +   646d ago
@ gore content

Not sure why you are getting disagrees, as you are spot on.

ALL of the features of this 'feature update' were part of the marketing and promotion of the ps4. There is nothing new in there at all.

I guess the ps4 does require a day one internet connection after all.
G20WLY  +   647d ago
^My guess is that these are refinements to the feature set and their stability, accessibility and the like. This is normal, since production started some time ago and this could demonstrate that they've continued to enhance these features even after production started.

It's a good thing! Also, you won't have to be online to get this firmware update if you have a physical game, since it is include on the disc. :)
mushroomwig  +   647d ago
The PS4 has a secondary chip that deals with background downloading/installing, at least you'll still be able to do other things.
cooperdnizzle  +   647d ago
sonyNGP i agree they have been talking about the resume/suspend feature from the beginning. i fill like that's a rip off first driver club now this. you should not advertize something like it will be there at launch and then remove it 3 weeks before. both companies have been doing some bait and switches. not cool not cool
Majin-vegeta  +   647d ago
Who or wtf is a *DRIVER CLUB??
Unreal01  +   647d ago
For some reason I read this in Trevor's voice. Hilarious.
TKCMuzzer  +   647d ago
Maybe it was there for launch but after some testing they found an issue. I only want it there if it works properly.
Funantic1  +   647d ago
So when the X1 requires a launch update all hell breaks out, but the PS4 requires one too to access multiplayer, DVD features, and more. I notice that Sony runs into the same problems and issues as MS but Sony just doesn't tell the world to much later.
Sevir  +   647d ago
Its not the same thing! The Day One Patch that MS is doing is so you can play your games the way you did on 360... if you don't connect to the net to do this update for PS4, you can still enjoy the basic features of the console including playing your games offline.

Not the same instance as MS requiring you to update or you're stuck with a console that will not play anything offline!
Kayant  +   647d ago
"So when the X1 requires a launch update all hell breaks out" Without it you can't play *GAMES* for more than 24hrs. Without this patch you can play games & do some basic non-offline stuff expect movie playback.

"but the PS4 requires one too to access multiplayer, DVD features, and more" The rest are related to online so if were planning to use online features you going to download it anyway. The DVD/Blu-Ray playback is quite iffy however I agree.
JetsFool3500  +   647d ago
Because the x1 update is for something that should have been implemented day 1 in developing it but as for the ps4 its more like activating the online features
Animal Mutha 76  +   647d ago

It is double standards. Both are patches to a launch OS, both are needed to use the consoles features fully or add features, both are not a problem for most people.

I am surprised that so many advertised basic features of the PS4 OS are being added by this patch. Why aren't they in the launch OS already (party chat!!!)? It makes you think they have been tacked on or late to the party in the development cycle. The main thing of course is that they are there at all but you do wonder what kind of shell/basic OS is the PS4 shipping with if they need to add all of that!!!!
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kneon  +   647d ago
They might already be there, but the dev teams have continued working on the software after the consoles went into production, so the only way to get the latest update on to all the console is via a patch.
Kayant  +   647d ago
"It is double standards. Both are patches to a launch OS, both are needed to use the consoles features fully or add features, both are not a problem for most people." Not really one is *Required* for gaming after 24 hrs the other is not.The playback required is BS I agree.

Hmmm.... Every single feature expect movie playback *requires* an internet connection to function so if they are still working on online features until launch why is it such a problem still you need the internet to use these features?

MS have said the day one patch for XB1 will take an average of 15-20 mins( No estimate on the kind of connection needed to download it that fast) which obviously means they will be adding some features as well if not it won't need to take that long since the main reason for the patch is to remove the DRM. The difference is we don't know what MS's patch will add.
rainslacker  +   646d ago
Every current gen system and device requires an update to add features that were advertised months before. MS, Nintendo, Sony, PC's, Tablets, Smartphones, etc.

The reason is that these features are worked on after the system is already on the production line. It's not a big deal in this case.

In MS case, the day one patch is to make the system work to play games, because if you didn't patch, the system would be restricted by it's DRM. MS isn't getting flack for a day one update, just that the update to remove those restrictions is necessary in the first place.

I suspect future versions will already have this patch installed out of the box.
s1lent  +   646d ago
Hey ever buy a printer/scanner from the store and bring it home and it works right out of the box? Like most electronics, it needs drivers installed in order for it to work right. Same with video cards and webcams. The people who assembled the ps4 are payed to do just that, not install drivers into each and every ps4 they see. If they have to do that the ps4 launch date would be pushed back another 3 or 4 months just so u can have every thing out of the box.
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Ju  +   647d ago
It sure is the same thing.

Maybe, to the extend, that with MS's patch comes a 180 degree policy update.
MasterCornholio  +   647d ago
The difference is that you don't even need an internet connection to install the update. All you do is install from the game disk and your good to go. The Xbox One on the other hand requires you to download a patch from the internet and if you don't you can't play games with the system.

Sonys patch is a lot more user friendly than Microsoft's.

Nexus 7 2013
RyuCloudStrife  +   647d ago
remember Multiplayer isn't free anymore with the PS4 only PS+, you should be thanking Sony for giving us a WHOLE generation of free multiplayer!
TristanPR77  +   647d ago
As far as everyone knows, the x1 patch is to allow the whole console to work properly, without that patch, the x1 doesn't work. The PS4 update adds online features, without the update people can still play and use the PS4.

I don't know if you can understand the difference, or simply doesn't want to understand it and just want to troll.
Sevir  +   647d ago
shame suspend and resume wont be available on day one or Youtube broadcasting either!! other than that this title/feature update is golden!

And it seems that not all PS4 games will support the playgo feature! I suspect its trickier to implement for open world games. Im interested in seeing which ones do and don't!
KYU2130  +   647d ago
my question is why have they disabling dvd/bluray playback without doing the update
rainslacker  +   646d ago
My guess would be that the software to play back the movies wasn't ready in time for the assembly line. The actual video player interface(like media player in windows). The codecs are likely already on the system.

Pure speculation on my part, but there is no reason I can see why Sony would want to block this just to get people to connect.
ShwankyShpanky  +   647d ago
"Furthermore, users can use either the microphone of the Mono Head set connected to DualShock 4, or PlayStation Camera to navigate through the PS4 home screen (PlayStation Dynamic Menu) with voice commands to start up games and shutdown the system, among other features"

You mean I *don't* need a $100+ "sensor" to talk at my console? Whooda thunkit.
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staticdash22  +   647d ago
Eh, how ironic Sony. I love yall, but what are ya doing here?

No suspend/resume at launch? Huh? I know manufacturing is top priority but c'mon guys. Day one patch? It's not a problem for me, but for all the touting that consoles are accessible, and immediate convenience, we sure have to download and install tons of shit on release day for consoles and games.
cell989  +   647d ago
300MB is not a ton of shit my friend, plus all these features require internet to work, to begin with. This really isnt a big problem
cooperdnizzle  +   647d ago
plus these aren't even new feature these are all the same ones they have been talking about since February . plus you have to go online and download this and if not some feature like music player and blu-ray and dvds will not work. wooooooow. pull it together sony. i'm still excited and will be getting both of my pre ordered ps4 at midnight. but come on this is stupid making things seem greater then what they are and yet they are more disappointing then anything.
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Harkins1721  +   647d ago
Hopefully the resume your game from sleep thing will be soon after launch and not longer then 6 months.
ANIALATOR136  +   647d ago
can I play custom soundtracks from my HDD instead of music unlimited though?
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G20WLY  +   647d ago
Yep! That's one cool feature that's long overdue - looking forward to that one! :)

EDIT: You're quite right, they have confirmed it works with anything from Music Unlimited. Fingers crossed, then!
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ANIALATOR136  +   647d ago
we havent had a clear answer yet on whether you can. A lot of people on the PS blog are asking the same thing it seems but no answers yet
neoMAXMLC  +   647d ago
You can do that on the Vita. Can't possibly see the PS4 unable to do it.
cell989  +   647d ago
If the Vita can do it, I know the PS4 can too
Harpers_Ferry  +   647d ago
I love how people bitch about this and ask "WHY IT NOT IN BOX? HULK SMASH!". Are you people slow?

Things like this are part of a patch because they are being worked on beyond the time the consoles would need to be ready to go. You want your features working as good as possible? You want a reduced number of bugs and issues? Shut up and download the small update. This is just the nature of consoles.
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monkey nuts  +   647d ago
Preach!!!111* wtf? XD
My_precious  +   646d ago
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buynit  +   647d ago
So if you have to update the console to turn blu ray on does that mean you cant play games until iys updated? If so then that puts it right their with the xb1 up date...
SuperBlur  +   647d ago
Nope it just mean you won't be able to play movies on these format right out the box .
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buynit  +   647d ago
How do you know that? If u have to acivate bluray, thats all it says, how is it going to read the games that are on bluray? Or are the games on a different kind of bluray?
My_precious  +   647d ago
"Users with PlayStation Camera will be able to register their facial image onto their PS4 system, and login to their system using facial recognition instead of DualShock 4. Furthermore, users can use either the microphone of the Mono Head set connected to DualShock 4, or PlayStation Camera to navigate through the PS4 home screen (PlayStation Dynamic Menu) with voice commands to start up games and shutdown the system, among other features; please refer to PS4’s online manual for recognizable voice commands"

so in other word, you can do voice command even with out the camera?
Nineball2112  +   647d ago
Yes, it appears so.
Lboogieskells  +   647d ago
News just in, Sony's Mono Earbud matches Microsoft's Kinect 2.0 voice recognition capabilities. This just proves that the Kinect 2.0 is not needed and Microsoft's excuse to pack a Kinect in every box is unjustifiable.
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GirlOnFire  +   647d ago
Definitely a good start ^~^
Omar91  +   647d ago
I dont like this.. :/ no resume gaming after standby? That should be implemented from day 1
KionicWarlord222  +   647d ago
"Blu-ray Disc and DVD player
Users can enjoy not only gaming on their PS4 system, but also Blu-ray and DVD video contents. When using for the first time, users must connect to the internet to activate this feature."

You need the internet to use bluray?
buynit  +   647d ago
That was my question.. if I have to go online to acti ate blu ray then how am I supposed to play a game if I dont update? All I gotis the typical disagrees, maybe its because I mentioned just like the xb1 up date?! The kids in this place are nothing but a damn joke!
HugoDrax  +   647d ago
"I have to go online to acti ate blu ray then how am I supposed to play a game if I dont update?"

Good point! although I expected day one updates for my PS4 and XB1. Although the XB1 patch was known after the policy reversals. Oh well it's not that big of a deal, as it's not like we aren't online on N4G.com lol. I'm sure all hardcore gamers will have an internet connection at launch just to migrate their gamertags/PSN ID over to the next gen consoles.

Happy gaming gamers
Deadpoolio  +   647d ago
Really???? It's a 300mb patch, it's basically activating everything....Unless you really seriously have trash garbage wireless internet it takes about 5 seconds...Well it takes my Fios about 5 seconds
buynit  +   647d ago
Man gtfo deadpoolio. You was one of many going on a rampage talking about "what if i don't have internet then i can't play a game at all" with a xb1 update..

Now that it seems as if the ps4 will need the same day one patch you act all gitty over you fios internet and no i don't have garbage internet i have cable internet from optimum its just crazy how its ok for one company but not the other you damn hyhypocrite! And judging from the ps3 updates it does moth take no damn5 seconds.wtf kind of time you go by...

Im not worried about either patch at all its just annoying to see everyone rampage on ms over it but its perfectly fine for Sony to do it..

You have a link for that Info?
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Angels3785  +   647d ago
No it the update also comes on a disk
PaperClichePixel  +   647d ago
350mb patch!

bub16  +   647d ago
Can the ps4 play music during games without sonys music app?
Mister_G  +   647d ago
bub16  +   641d ago
looks like it cant even run mp3s...
crs353  +   647d ago
Looks good to me. Keep them coming. ^_^
Mister_G  +   647d ago
Nice! And a stealth advert of the great features of PS4 :)
cyntell  +   647d ago
Good way to see if updates download faster on this, hopefully "improved" service. I can't wait to try it out.
Fireseed  +   647d ago
So basically the majority of the features are unavailable until the patch. Shouldn't be a problem as most people can access the internet, but I can't help but feel this happened to another console and the reaction was... different.
Lboogieskells  +   647d ago
There is a big difference between Microsoft's DRM patch and Sony's Feature patch.
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Fireseed  +   647d ago
Please explain.
SirBradders  +   647d ago
The ps4 still plays games without an internet connection which is what it is meant to do.
All these features only work through the internet anyway so its no loss to someone without internet they can still put the game in and play.
Salooh  +   646d ago
Im not sure but you may be able to download the update from pc then simply install it in the ps4 while its offline.
Lboogieskells  +   647d ago
Most games these days have a day one patch, how can good news like this be turned into a problem? I wonder.

Most of the features in the patch require an internet connection to begin with.
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Omar91  +   647d ago
This seems like a problem to myself and maybe others because these features shouldn't be "patched" into the system, it should already be set installed into the system out of the box. Now I'm not gonna sit here and say I know a lot about system software updates and what not so I don't really know if this is usually done however, I would of thought features such as resuming your game after standby mode would be developed onto the system and not a patch. Giaka is a great example because sony has already stated this won't be given at launch; fine, thats not a problem, but my question is the features included into this patch be implemented without bugs or glitches? It's being patched in but is it being constantly tested?

Sorry for my rant lol
MaverickStar7  +   647d ago
Keep spinning fanboys. No matter how much you want it to be different, it is the same situation. Both systems need day one updates. The content of the updates may be different, but the fact is both need updates at launch to actually work as advertised. A lot of people wasted time arguing about something that really doesn't matter unless you don't have an internet connection. In that case you are screwed by both consoles now.
SirBradders  +   647d ago
How is it? the ps4 still plays games without an internet connection which is what it is meant to do.
All these features only work through the internet anyway so its no loss to someone without internet.
MaverickStar7  +   647d ago
Did you read the list of items on the press release that are part of the update. Thats a lot of key and advertised functions of the system. And if its anything like PS3 updates, you are not going online until you accept the update. The content of the updates may be different, but the situation is the same for both consoles. Update or have a pair of offline only game bricks.

I'm fine with the updating my PS4 on launch day .I just hate the ridiculous nature the fanboy arguments take. Some people seem to worry more about the console they are not getting than the one they are.
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