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You Can Play the PS4 Without Day One Update

Gameranx: "Sony's President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida confirmed on Twitter that you can play your PlayStaion 4 without ever connecting to the internet. Thus, the Day One update is not required for the console to function." (PS4, Sony)

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xHeavYx  +   833d ago
That's cool, you can play for 2-3 days in a row and when you can't stay awake anymore, then you download the update
TheFutureIsBlue  +   833d ago | Funny
Lol, 2-3 days in a row? I can see everyone now...

"The burns!!!"
Majin-vegeta  +   833d ago
More like this :P
mistertwoturbo  +   833d ago

I haven't laughed at anything in awhile, but that did it for me.

Seeing as how I work grave shift, that's pretty much how I am everyday.
TheFutureIsBlue  +   833d ago

I use to work night shift. 7pm-7am. I know how it feels bro! It took me 3 years to get on day shift. Can't wait for the ps4 to better our crappy lives lol.
Pogmathoin  +   833d ago
Agreed, that 7-7 shift was horrible, especially when all my mates would be at the pub watching a big game!!
tiffac008  +   833d ago
You think that's bad try working from 7pm to 7am. While others are partying or sleeping, your up working and then you get a schedule for the weekends.

Now that is a life killer. lol!
mdluffy  +   833d ago
A lot of people would die if they did that, skipping sleep is not something cool or safe for your health!
stavrami  +   833d ago
responsibility awaits !!!
xHeavYx  +   833d ago
Obviously I was joking, I personally sleep at least 8 hours a day
HmongAmerican  +   833d ago
Which is why I quit my graveyard shift. I can't sleep during the day. It mess up my body clock and I just not productive during work hours.
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Pogmathoin  +   833d ago
Pretty sure Sony did not want that when saying greatness awaits.... They do not want people dropping.... Then rags like the Sun, Mirror would have headlines like Death awaits!!!! So game on responsibly.....
sobekflakmonkey  +   833d ago
I skip sleep all the time and im ffinninno/;hj;ao.S
tiffac008  +   833d ago

Dude your comment reminded me of this banned "Original Xbox" commercial. ROFL!
saikorican  +   832d ago
Staying up 2-3 days once does not equal death, if that was true then I would have died at least 4 times!
thehitman  +   833d ago
Meh dont be lazy dl the update if you can to get the full features and glory.
Deadpoolio  +   833d ago
Cause it takes so long to download a 300mb patch? Maybe it's because I have FiOS, but that would take my internet all of about 5 seconds. All it's doing is initiating all the online services
SpitFireAce85  +   833d ago
I have the 15th-22nd of Nov off so ill try and play
2-3 Days straight.

BTW i had a cousin of mine play So long that his
eyes got so irritated that he wore sunglasses
so he can continue to play.
Oh_Yeah  +   832d ago
Or if your not a big online gamer, keep it on the day one firmware, cuz when ps4 gets hacked it'll most likely be on that firmware.
Xsilver  +   833d ago
http://ragefaces.s3.amazona... i mean seriously.
BitbyDeath  +   833d ago
Would be clarification due to not all upcoming consoles being able to do this.
mt  +   832d ago
+ people ask those kind of obvious questions.
MightyNoX  +   833d ago
GiggMan  +   833d ago
Who doubted this? I mean come on... What company would release a system that required you to download a patch to play it day one??? o_0
xenz  +   833d ago
Microsoft with their Xbox One.
Deadpoolio  +   833d ago
You can't even play Forza till you go home and download the other half of the game.
sigfredod  +   833d ago
lol you made me laugh bubs up, on topic i can see xbone buyers without internet access going to a neighbor or free wi fi hotspot to be able to play on his xbone
Godmars290  +   833d ago
And either bringing a monitor with them or managing to use one which happens to be there.

Just wonder what's going to happen first: the Onion does a fake story about someone having to lug their 60" TV along with their XB1 into a Starbucks, or there's a real story about the same thing.
Campy da Camper  +   833d ago
@godmars. That is fricking hilarious.
Faztkiller  +   833d ago
Don't you have to download one on xbox one before you can play? Or were you being sarcastic? Lol
n4rc  +   833d ago

So you can't play online, use remote play, play blurays or anything else...

But you can play single player games! Ya.. Nobody is downloading that update on day 1.. Lol
BBBirdistheWord  +   833d ago

How on earth did you get disagrees for stating fact?
Is it potentially due to the fact that you did not spin this mandatory day one ps4 update into a positive?

Only on N4g.

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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   833d ago
***"How on earth did you get disagrees for stating fact? Is it potentially due to the fact that you did not spin this mandatory day one ps4 update into a positive?"***

Two things...

1. He's spinning it to a negative you mean. This is positive news no matter how you slice it buddy. Only a fanboy would spin this into a negative.

2. ***"Ya.. Nobody is downloading that update on day 1.. Lol"***

How is that sarcastic statement *fact*? Hmmm? People who do not have internet will not be downloading the update on day 1... because they can't. Now that's a true fact.
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Brix90  +   833d ago
Don't you got a ditch somewhere you got to go throw yourself into...@n4rc must jealously love Sony because he always on these articles.
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n4rc  +   833d ago
Please find me one person buying either console that doesn't ha e internet..

Go on, I'll wait...

Nobody... That's who.. Stop using hypothetical people to make some case for you..

And having a day one update that unlocks all the features they have been selling for 8 months.. Yeah, how could I have missed all the positivity in that!?

Only a fanboy would make excuses for this... Sony didn't have to rewrite virtually all their software after e3.. So what's the hold up?

How was remote play demoed way back when if it wasn't ready until recently? Staged demos perhaps?

And yeah... This is probably the 3rd sony thread I have bothered to comment on... At least I wait for official news and not trolling rumors and speculation threads
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   833d ago
Is it really hard to believe that there will be people buying consoles that either don't have internet or won't bother connecting their console internet because they choose not to lol? How many Live accounts out of how many 360's sold are there again? It isn't 100% right? Thought so. The notion that EVERY single person buying the PS4 either has internet or plans on connecting their system to the internet is far less unlikely.

***"And having a day one update that unlocks all the features they have been selling for 8 months.. Yeah, how could I have missed all the positivity in that!?"***

I was referring to the topic at hand. Are you trying to say that having the option to not download a patch is a negative thing to allow?
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n4rc  +   833d ago
Yeah.. And how many of those use xbl family accounts?

And how many were bought for 199 years after release... Were talking 400-500 day 1 here... I dont know one single person that is or would buy one of these any time soon that doesnt have internet.

And we certainly wont hear from them

There are a few probably somewhere.. But thr massive minority simply doesnt matter..

Edit.. I never said that.. I said with virtually every selling feature not available, playing without it is almost irrelevant.. 99.9% will download it.. Its in no way a positive.. And is actually rather telling of Sonys progress IMO.. But day one updates are the norm in this industry.. Its not really an issue.. But its fun to rile up the fanboys by adding some perspective to their love in.. Lol.. Not really to you tho, your OK
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MikeGdaGod  +   833d ago
if it's normal for games to have day one patches why would consoles be any different?
mxrider2199  +   832d ago
n4rc still in denial he has too download a patch before he can insert his disc so he can dl another patch to play on xbox
MasterCornholio  +   832d ago
I know several people who don't have any internet connections in their homes especially the ones that live in the villages of Extramadura.

P.S yes several cousins of mine from that region are getting a PS4 because they don't have an internet connection. And they will probably end up installing the update from a USB drive or a game disk.

Nexus 7 2013
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KillerByte23  +   832d ago
2cents  +   832d ago
I can't believe you people are arguing about this.

'The pot calling the kettle black' springs to mind, what a waste of energy your all putting into this. Both consoles are desperately competing and both are doing their best to get the consoles ready for launch.

The Xbox patch was mandatory due to the policy reversal, the playstation patch is necessary to complete its functionality. What's the big deal?
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   832d ago
Well, personally I'm not getting it at launch, but if were to I wouldn't be able to connect it to the internet at the moment because I'm currently at college. For some reason this semester we can't connect our systems to the internet even though in past we've been able to do so with no problem at all. So if I or anyone on campus were to get the PS4 at launch at least we could game on it which is why I say this isn't a negative.

I agree that there are some if not all of the features being add/unlocked via patch shouldn't require the patch in the first place. But then again a lot of the features being added requires internet connection anyways and things such as Blu-Ray being added to the console via patch has me scratching my head a bit as I don't see the reason why you'd need a patch for it to work. Has me wondering if Sony might have locked it on purpose for whatever motive they may have for doing so.
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JimmyLmao  +   833d ago
I never doubted it, but a bunch of fanboys were arguing about it in the IGN comment section, so i decided to ask Shu Yoshida the question on twitter and he replied to me *fangirl screams*
Eonjay  +   833d ago
Brix90  +   833d ago
Can't stand commenting on IGN to much children....
bigboirock  +   833d ago
Om something wrong here you need to up date to play blue rays . Isn't the game made on Blu-ray Disks so wouldn't you have to update to play games?? Just saying
Loghorn  +   833d ago
"Who doubted this?"

The Xbox drone idiots who can't read & automatically assume that the update is for playing games.

"What company would release a system that required you to download a patch to play it day one???"

Apparently Microsoft.
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quanji  +   832d ago
You realize though that you can't play DVDs or Blu-rays without the day-one patch:

Make sure to check full press release at bottom of page to see all the features that will be enabled with the patch.
cell989  +   833d ago
Ill just let it update right away, but Im glad you wont have to do the patch in order to play your games, like other systems do..
Omar91  +   833d ago
Can't you just let the patch update in the background while your checking out the interface or playing a game? This is what I am most excited for the ability to just not have to worry about patches anymore
cell989  +   833d ago
good idea
Omar91  +   833d ago
A little off topic but: I was walking into gamestop to ask them if they were selling DS4 controllers, the guy said yes we are. At that moment I was in a huge dilemma. Should I purchase the new DS4 now or should I wait until the colored controllers come out? I didn't know what to do, but in the end I just left the store :,( It took a lot of strength to leave empty handed today let me tell you
talhat2  +   833d ago
Buy the controller as you can use it for your ps3 (if you have one) so you can get used to it.
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Campy da Camper  +   833d ago
But then you ruin the 15thmas morning!
iceman06  +   833d ago
LOL @ 15thmas morning!!!
sigfredod  +   833d ago
depends are you going to buy ps4 day one? if that's the case do it if you need a 2nd ds4, the colored ones will not be sold unti a while
Omar91  +   833d ago
Am i going to buy a ps4 day one lmaoo!! of course I am! I already have two pre ordered.

@ Sig you do have a point, I forgot the colored ones won't come out until early to mid next year. I can also trade in the extra black one for the new ones.
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buynit  +   833d ago

Why not just get that extra one customed more to You? Im sure by the time the new colors are available their will be many videos on how to open the case.. That's assuming you would enjoy doing it, that's what Im going to do once my warranty is up..
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MegaRay  +   833d ago
Duh. Even xbone can let you play without the patch.but doubt anyone would do that xD
Campy da Camper  +   833d ago
Actually, it doesn't.
MegaRay  +   832d ago
Wow. Does there anything good in the xbone other than third party exclusive contents? Lol
MRMagoo123  +   833d ago
you cant use the xbone without the day one patch, it wont play games at all till it has installed the patch lol
Brix90  +   833d ago
24 hour online check in and Kinect must be can't play if you have no internet and if you connect to internet it's a mandatory update anyway.
saikorican  +   832d ago
Actually the check in and kinect always being connected were removed a while ago.
buynit  +   833d ago
Ok... I like the quick Response! So its nothing like the xb1 patch.

Sony is no frikin Joke! They dead the rumor asap, Sony is taking the gloves off next gen.. Next gen is going to be awesome thanks to ms and Sony. nintendo, Im still waiting.....
KillerByte23  +   833d ago
if you don't install the update your experience on the PS4 will be extremely limited, the following listed below will be the features that won't function until the player updates the PS4 firmware to version 1.50

Remote play with PS Vita

Use second screen with PS Vita or PlayStation App on iOS and Android

Record video/take screenshots and share them

Broadcast and spectate gameplay on Twitch or Ustream

Play as you download games

Log in with multiple users

Voice chat with a party of friends

Log in with facial recognition and navigate with voice commands (via PS Camera)

Play background music via Music Unlimited

Play Blu-ray discs and DVDs

Or play online with PS Plus
ABeastNamedTariq  +   833d ago
Doesn't this update come installed (if that's the right word) on certain launch game discs? So you can get it offline, if I'm not wrong.
Campy da Camper  +   833d ago
I heard same thing. I BELIEVE launch games have it hardcoded in the disc. I've been wrong before, though (looks at divorce decree)
KillerByte23  +   832d ago

Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that the only way to download the update is with an internet connection, the update won't be hardcoded on to the disc
kingPoS  +   833d ago
Granted the lack of Bluray & DVD playback at default is befuddling. But if your going to use the PS4 to game offline why would you need...

Music Unlimited
Voice chat
Multiple online user log ins
Downloading (?)
Broadcasting & spectating functionality

Vita Remote play - perhaps it really does work through Gaikai or maybe it just needs an update to flesh out it's tool chain. Who knows?

Either way, more power to you for wanting to play the PS4 offline.
Not many would want to do that.
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DEEBO  +   833d ago
LOL cell that was funny
i'm about out of bubbles because of my x1 bashing but it's feels good to see this sony takeover.

I wasn't a member back when the 360 launch but i read all of the comments and this was not the spot to be if you were going to say something good about the Ps3.
To see this change brings joy to my fanboy heart.i knew this was going to happen.
so do it! take away my voice on n4g but you can't never take back this website MS fanboys!
MRMagoo123  +   833d ago
I was here in those days commenting, it was stupid lol anything good about the ps3 was just flooded with 360 fantards like POG and Themart, the thing is they (the xboners) try to say its the same thing now but worse, but its not noone is changing MS positive things to bad things there just isnt any Xbone positive things its all negative and its only the fault of MS for making it that way.

There are still try hard xboners tho, a lot more than ppl give credit for off the top of my head there is :thetruth jokesonyou edonus foxgod ohiostatesman yehokchief georgenoob powerofgreen theWB27 Ballseye hercules189 corvusmd unholy_one izzy408 shinrock YNWA96 brownpowerzz elite24gamer badkolo gamertk421 xxV0rschlaghammer urwifeminder trueninja xDHAV0K24x crimsonstar belking xboxfun whoyouwit04 richie007bond malokevi REDAVUTSTUVADER stuntz flaviousuk heartnet thexmanone doomz death negative ksar christocolus horndog WrAiTh Sp3cTr3 okmrman nukeitall DiRtY strifeblade XGamer allwrong voodoogts marius_titus neverending golding89

I am looking forward to the BF4 comparison tho lol ps4 MP against Xbone SP, if PS4 somehow has better MP graphics than the Xbone SP graphics i will die from laughing, but i have a feeling the vid is being made to look like the ps4 version is worse hence the using MP against SP.
DEEBO  +   832d ago
I say give them a bone.
ea seems to be in bed with MS anyways
fifa for free
madden has the trade up program for the X1(no ps4 deal)
peter moore is over there so i wouldn't look for B4 to do anything special.
oh don't forget la'chance,he was another one.
I knew the ps3 was going to catch-up but man it was a witch-hunt for sony fans back then
dragonopt1  +   833d ago
It's only 300mbs lol, for most people with a good connection that's what..3-5secs lol. It's nice you DON'T need the patch to play but I think some people are insane to think this is a big deal.
jay2  +   833d ago
TristanPR77  +   833d ago
People is forgetting that the update will be installed on launch games so you can update your PS4 without an Internet connection.

Can't say the same a out the xbox
Mrveryodd  +   833d ago
Whats the go with the picture for this story ? You can't play one of these games till next year.

I want them all but will have to wait till 20x1ps4
Cuders  +   832d ago
See this is what i like. the difference between playstation 4 and Xbox One are "OPTIONS" you get to choose on playstion.
ironmonkey  +   832d ago
ps4 no problems, xbox one 720p.

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