Submitted by Abriael 579d ago | rumor

Sony "Not Sleeping at the Job" with PS4 Firmware Upgrades; "Good stuff is on the horizon," - Insider

Well known industry insider Ahsan Rasheed, also known on NeoGAF and Twitter as Thuway has a quite good track record with his sources, and he shared what he heard about Sony’s work on the PS4′s firmware. (PS4, Sony)

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Majin-vegeta  +   579d ago
Always good to hear this.

LOD 2 better be one of those good things on the Horizon.
Sayai jin  +   579d ago
Never doubted it. The system will get better with time.
UltimateMaster  +   579d ago
Just bring Audio Music Support.
Boody-Bandit  +   579d ago
I am looking forward to firmware updates to advance the system BUT Sony needs to do something with their PSN / bandwidth speeds ASAP.

I noticed that lately my PSN online speed seems to be running slower for me. My ISP is currently running a special on their upper tier packages so I figure WTF and upgraded mine a few days back hoping it would help. Once I received the new modem and activated everything my online speeds with my laptop, PC and tablets are 4 times faster than the previous service / package I had. I jump on PSN thinking okay this should make a huge difference. Nope, same speeds.

So I ran the connection test serveral times over the past couple days and I am averaging 11 download / 3.4 upload. On my other devices I am averaging 45 ping / 85 DL / 18 UP across America. When I test my speeds on the East Coast (where I live) my speeds are 12 ping / 100 DL / 24 UP.

Before some suggest otherwise. It has nothing to do with my modem, router, location of the PS4 hardware or anything else. Even if I live in a bad location, far from their nearest server, it doesn't explain how I am averaging 7x less speed on PSN vs any where else in the country I live.

Sony said since the PS4 launched that PS+ subscriptions have tripled. So I'm assuming Sony hasn't allotted for that increase in traffic yet. I hope they get on this and I wish the media would question them about it.

BTW I checked my speeds on my PS4 and both of the PS3's I own. They are all averaging the same speeds on PSN.
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CuddlyREDRUM  +   578d ago
Actually, "The system will one day do what PS3 does in time" is the truer statement.
DragonKnight  +   578d ago
@Brutallyhonest: Question: Are you using a wired, or wireless connection? I did tests, and a wireless connection gets less than half the speed of a wired connection so it could just be that and not because Sony needs to anything with the speed on their end.
Boody-Bandit  +   578d ago

I never go wireless when gaming. Also I even purchased brand new net cables just to rule out everything on my end. But ALL of my other devices that are connected to the net in my home are flying whether wired or wireless.

Maybe it's just my path to Sony or the amount of traffic on PSN in my area. I posted this on the forums to see if anyone else is having similar problems.
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alexkoepp  +   578d ago
Stupid article -

"Dude shares what he knows about sonys firmware"

"I don't know much about the firmware" - dude
Azmatik  +   578d ago
@bruttalyhonest - yup same thing here i have a 30DL and 15UL connection the highest i ever saw my ps4 get was 17DL but usually i get around what u described the 11DL and 3.4UL very weird i hope they fix it soon. Alot of my friends are waiting for music suport till they upgrade to ps4 its aparently a really huge thing ppl want if they release just that sales will jump.
Skizelli  +   578d ago

Regarding your first post above, I've noticed this in other areas as well. For example, when watching streams on PlayStation Live, the quality is horrible, and often laggy. Yet, when I watch the same stream on Twitch/Ustream's website or iOS App, it looks and plays great. It's definitely PSN.
andibandit  +   579d ago
Was any of this really insider information?
CuddlyREDRUM  +   578d ago
Light Of Death 2?
Majin-vegeta  +   578d ago
Legend of Dragoon 2
I_AM_ CANADIAN_1989  +   578d ago
I seriously hope they use the money their getting from psn + to make psn just as stable as Xbox live, I've always been pro Sony, but the one thing I've always admitted was when it came to reliably stable online gaming Xbox live always had my attention. Like I'm going by how my ps3 playstation store lagged hardcore so I figured it's the ram. Get a ps4 and enter the playstation store and it's still laggy definately nowhere near as slow but still surprising with 8gb of gddr5. So brings me to the conclusion that it's the psn causing the lag. Internet test shows I'm getting 5mb/s upload speed and 28 Mb/s download speed so it can't be that. Even killzone shadow fall lags like a lot. Definately don't get to experience the average 60fps multiplayer experience guerrilla games was boasting more like 40fps with random drops to like 20fps or lower ( lots of stutters ). I defended Sonys psn before because it was free but if it can't handle 5mb/s upload speed with an attached 50.00/year price tag I'll have to side with the xbots on the inferior online statement. I live in Canada in a small town so 5mb is considered high by our standards . So in conclusion I hope psn improves to Xbox live standards as far as stability goes .
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XiSasukeUchiha  +   579d ago
Good so PS4 domination is in!
hulk_bash1987  +   579d ago
New and added functionality is always welcomed. Can't wait to see what they have planned.
-Foxtrot  +   579d ago
I wish we had rumours on the games they have in development, they have a ton but they haven't shared most of them us yet...then you have the ones they have announced like the Order and Uncharted but no gameplay trailers.

Uncharted, The Order, More details on DriveClub, Guerrilla Games new IP, Sucker Punchs new IP, Sony Santa Monicas new IP, Quantic Dreams new IP, Sony Japan, Sony London, Sony Bend, GT7, Media Molecule, Sony San Diego...Crash Bandicoot in their somewhere

They are keeping their cards close to their chests aren't they
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ABizzel1  +   579d ago
To be honest I'm a bit surprised, considering how everything was constantly spoiled for them a good week or two before their reveals. They must have NDAs EVERYWHERE. You want to enter the building NDA, you need to use the restroom DNA, you want a cold drink of water NDA.

Makes GDC, E3, Gamescom, and TGS interesting.
monkey602  +   578d ago
"You need to use the restroom DNA"
Well i guess if there was one place to look for some the jax would be a good starting point :P
ABizzel1  +   578d ago

lol, I meant NDA
alexkoepp  +   578d ago
Probably gonna be a big e3 for them this year is my guess, expect the announcements then
Batt1eRatt1e  +   579d ago
This insider is a Sony fanboy. He's the same clown who said TitanFall textures are low rez and that the devs are lying about the texture quality.
dantesparda  +   579d ago
The fanboy hate is strong with this one
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SonyAddict  +   579d ago
I think you clicked the wrong article!,and we don't like your kind around these here parts!.
BOLO  +   579d ago
Wow you have made yourself a target of opportunity and you deserve the replies... http://mariamuir.com/wp-con...
oODEADPOOLOo  +   579d ago
'Ahsan Rasheed, also known on NeoGAF and Twitter as Thuway, has a quite good track record with his sources, and today he shared what he heard about Sony Computer Entertainment’s work on the PS4′s firmware:'
"Good stuff is on the horizon."

TheDarpaChief  +   579d ago
These insiders are pretty accurate on both sides of the board. Good too cause my ps4 is almost collecting dust. I needz my mgs5!.... "!"
ziggurcat  +   579d ago
the misterx "insider" has been wrong 100% of the time.
Abriael  +   579d ago
which is why everything he posts here gets reported to hell in seconds two.
GribbleGrunger  +   579d ago
The thing that people don't realise about MisterX is that his insider and him are the same person. You've only got to look at the style of writing with the EXACT same grammatical errors to work that one out, but his followers NEED to believe. He keeps them well oiled for what is coming 'in the future'. All he's doing is setting people up for big disappointments.
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MasterCornholio  +   579d ago

Thats because Mr. X has a split personality disorder.

stuna1  +   579d ago
That's because every situation needs a little bit of comedy relief.
Batt1eRatt1e  +   579d ago
He will be exposed as a liar once TitanFall releases
Majin-vegeta  +   579d ago
And what happens if it is true??

OT:We need some leaks about Sony upcoming games.
MasterCornholio  +   579d ago
If its true than N4G will explode.

But with the recent issues with multiplats I wouldn't be surprised if it was true.
jgrigs09  +   579d ago
Kivespussi  +   579d ago
Let's hope they'll get the pulse headsets working with PS4 soon.
ziggurcat  +   579d ago
this is allegedly coming in the next FW update (1.60), but we have to wait until the japanese launch of the PS4.
Tru_Blu  +   579d ago
For sure, tired of having to use cheap headphones.
T2  +   579d ago
I just feel bad for my family because without pulse there's only the yamaha 5.1 dts... Muhaha
forcefullpower  +   579d ago
I couldn't wait for the update so bought xp510 turtle beeches. :)

But my onkyo 5.1 is so much nicer
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The_BoZZ1991  +   579d ago
Stupid PlayStation Now. It's crap in many ways. Streaming services are customer-unfriendly, 100% DRM.

Sony should bring new firmware updates and more exclusive games on PS Vita.
Kayant  +   579d ago
"Streaming services are customer-unfriendly" - Whatttt?? I don't even. Sigh.

"100% DRM" - Nah how do you want them to protect their service? It's a DD service 9 times out of 10 you will find DRM tied with a DD service for protection. Also no one is forcing you to use the service. It's completely optional. You can always buy a PS3 to play those games.
The_BoZZ1991  +   579d ago
You don't buy a game, you don't own it. You rent it! You cannot play it offline, you cannot lend it, you can't sell it, no trade-in, just nothing. It's even more customer-unfriendly than Microsoft's original presentation of Xbox One.

You are right that it's optional but HOW LONG? I think that Sony wants to change PlayStation as a streaming service. It's cheaper for Sony, they don't have to develope a console. PS5 or more realistic PS6 could be a streaming-only platform. THIS is DEATH of traditional consoles.

As long as PlayStation Now is optional I can deal with it. But streaming not good for customers because you are completly depend on Sony.

Apart from Sony should more think about PlayStation Vita and its lack of new titles in 2014, above all exclusives.

And where are new firmware versions for PS4?
Monolith  +   578d ago
You do realize there is a rumor that Microsoft Might be releasing a disc less console.
But I do agree. Hopefully it doesn't go that route. As for playstation now, it is exciting only because I want to be able to try out games I hadn't play before. I hope they just have two playstation plus subscriptions. One that's $60 that will have all the current amenities plus playstation now, then the standard playstation plus at $50.thats what I hope it is!
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TrueJerseyDevil  +   578d ago
Instead of paying for Playstation Now why not go buy the old console and play it on there instead of playing on a stream service, which will have latency issues
isarai  +   578d ago
i think you're missing the point, PSNow is all about immediacy and convenience, not ownership. it's pretty much Netflix for games only with the option to rent specific games instead of taking the subscription. The main attraction about the service is it can span pretty much any internet enabled Sony device and requires no download. Calling PSNow "consumer-unfriendly 100% DRM" is like saying Youtube is "consumer-unfriendly 100% DRM" because you can't use it without internet.
Azzanation  +   579d ago
Lets hope this firmware doesn't brick the systems.
DivineAssault  +   579d ago
i want to know more about upcoming software on both PS4 & PSV.. I just bought tomb raider on ps4.. That game came out of nowhere too.. Im sure there will be great games to come
joehanny1971  +   578d ago
Tomb Raider really does look like it's running on a thousand pound gaming rig. Just completed it, thoroughly enjoyed it.
nfl  +   579d ago
Im still hoping for steering wheel support for future titles. I paid enough for my fanatec and dont fancy paying that amount again. Not only for the price, but don't fancy storing 2 wheels on stands at home too.
skyrimer  +   579d ago
Just bring in-game suspend/resume!
SynestheticRoar  +   579d ago
sackboyhappy  +   579d ago
it would be nice if it was easier to use a keyboard with the party chat.
At the moment to text chat while playing a game i need to:

Double press the PS button - press enter - type message - press enter - double press the PS button.

it would be alot easier if i could just type then press enter while playing a game, at the moment it takes too long and isn't convenient.
CyrusLemont  +   579d ago
Download the Playstation app onto your phone! Oh my god made it makes messaging SO MUCH easier.
sprinterboy  +   578d ago
Or use the mic message feature
sackboyhappy  +   577d ago
thanks i might try that
isarai  +   579d ago
hope it gets Pulse headset support soon, i'd hate to play all through inFamous Second Son without using this lovely headset
DevilishSix  +   579d ago
Seems they have been sleeping to me. After this Japan launch in a few weeks they need to start making some headlines and announcing some games and release windows, because after Infamous next month nothing is firmed up for this year to look forward. It is about time for them to get up off their *** and start making some news. If they plan to hold everything until E3 other gamers like me are going to start looking at other platforms for games.
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isarai  +   578d ago
Is everyone forgetting about Destination Playstation?
DevilishSix  +   578d ago
We need some games Sony. Warframe done, Killzone done, Resogun done, AC4 almost done, TR almost done. Announce some games and release dates already.
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BABY-JEDI  +   578d ago
It's good to know no one is snoozing on the job. Now I can go back to bed in the comfort of this knowledge.
; D
S-T-F-U  +   578d ago
Share function needs to be fixed. I hope that is in on the next FW update along with Pulse Headset compatibility.
zombie78rock  +   578d ago
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Fz6soldier  +   578d ago
just upgrade for $10
Fz6soldier  +   578d ago
Not good news for watchdogs.
joehanny1971  +   578d ago
Hope Sony impliment 3D Bluray at some point. I know it does 3D gaming but ihave an extensive 3D Bluray library of films. Iknow though 3D is not to everyones taste. Really shouldn't have sold my PS3, that did everything.

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