Sony Computer Entertainment just released a new system software update for the PS4.
Operation quality during use of some PlayStation 4 software has been improved.
I dont view that as a bad thing like some people do.
I'm not exactly sure what could be bad in the word "improved." Maybe some can't read and read "downgraded?" :P
People don't see it as a 'bad' thing. They see it as a bad thing that Sony just says something generic without actually giving a list of what they fixed. Most people would prefer a changelist style of release note so they know what's actually been changed.
Possible Pregame for tonights GDC reveals? Won't be the first time Sony set up a sleeper update the day of or before an event.
I wish they'd list a fix for the constant eject issue I've been having. I refuse to send in my console until I know if it's a software or hardware issue, because I don't want to re-download everything on my ISP's ridiculous monthly bandwidth restrictions (250GB limit, $10/50GB after). I just want to know what's up. Sony is still silent on this.
@inveni0 that sounds like a hardware issue. if it was a software issue everyone would be complaining. we all have the same software...
This is a pretty common problem. Take a google for it. There are a ton of people experiencing this, and rebuilding the database on the system always provides a temporary fix. So if the problem can be temporarily fixed via software, perhaps it can be permanently fixed via software?
We only view it as a bad thing because its all by itself, and the PS4's UI needs a LOT of improvement/additions. But, really, gamers should be used to tedious, incremental hardware updates. If we're lucky, the UI will be halfway decent by 2005's standards sometime in 2016.
I wish they mute hdmi audio when using optical. Seems fairly standard and is really one of the few gripes I have with ps4. Minor yes but still a little annoying.
It would be good to have a list of changes but its no big deal. The interface on PS4 is really good anyway so any improvements are going to just make it better. If you dont like PS4s interface then go back PS3... didnt think you would lol
And how much do 336MB weigh exactly?
No one is viewing this as a bad thing, people are literally just waiting for a list of features requested even before the PS4 launched that are still not available - yet there has been 6 updates in 5 months which still doesn't add the most requested: DLNA So everytime you see a report about a PS4 update, people get excited - just to see it really adds nothing of use as far as a consumer is concerned.
336 MB weighs the same as 335 MB. You don't measure MB in weight. Size and density or weight are two completely different things. Hence why you can have something the size of a small basketball weight more than an entire car, if it was dense and heavy enough. Sorry to nitpick the topic title, but it's too obvious. Size is relevant. Cool for the update though.
@3-4-5 ugh. Can't tell if trolling, or... o.o
Dimensional analysis bro.
2.0 should be the major update with some of the features that PS4 fans have been asking for. Though not always the case, major updates are usually branded with the next integer as its version. This is how Sony usually structured their update agenda for PSP, PS3, and PSVita.
Sony Sucks at Updates!!! I have a PS4, why is my statement considered trolling???
Come on, where's my media playback support that you promised us?!
This ^, This ^ and only THIS ^
Anybody have a link to this promise? I can't remember how it was worded, exactly. That.
http://www.pocket-lint.com/... This was back in November mind you... and we are still waiting.
So wait: "We didn't really think about MP3 or CD. We thought 'we're going to do that eventually.'" Equals: "We promise MP3, CD, DLNA, 3D BluRay, and all other media support within four months after launch." The definition of "promise" seems to have shifted over the years.
patience is a virtue and good things to those who wait
Lol the ps4 is the best console ever! Better hardware than any other gaming system, huge library of games, best controller variety, how could you ask for more, like media playback? You need to do more ps4 worshipping to atone for your sins. Say 10 hail ps4.
Coming from the PS3 why can't I want something like this?
Kinda big for an update and they come sort of frequently
-_- 300mb is big?
@Daniel oh forgive our 3rd world internet cap limitations compared to your uncapped 1st world country awesomeness. YES 336MB is A LOT especially if its for a minor stability fix.
I don't understand this "frequently" myth that some people go on about firmware updates, do you really consider 6 updates in 5 months as frequent? I would rather have updates often than none at all, they're not costing you anything and they only exist to IMPROVE your experience at the end of the day.
Well, what other pieces of technology do you own that updates that frequently? Computers don't even do that lol. This is no different then how Sony treated updates on the PS3 and I suspect we'll be seeing a lot of these "frequent" updates.
Well Blaze , the Xbox One had as many firmwares update than the ps4 , and actually accelerated their rate with big consecutive ones since february . Yet somehow known xbox fanboys manage to spin it in their favor ?
@Baka But the Xbox updates actually fix or do something. You should not need 6 stability updates when you promised consumers all these features would come in the launch window and still aren't here yet
lol ps4 firmwares dont fix and add stuff ? And the current xb1 stuff dont add stability fixes too on top on previously missing features ? Come on now .. People forget there was more missing (like twitch) and more to fix (like sounds volume issues , 50hz , friend list , the mediocre sharpening filter to remove , party chat etc) on XB1 .
@Blaze929 Computers update weekly, if not more frequently.
@Baka Okay they were missing stuff but it is all there now. Twitch is superior on X1 just so you know, they wanted to make it actually good before putting it on unlike the rushed app on PS4. The firmwares do add stuff they just haven't done anything yet. We were promised all this stuff from Sony in the "launch window" and where the hell is it? They are pissing me off with all these updates that do not add what we were promised, all they are worried about is their PS Now garbage
"Okay they were missing stuff but it is all there now. " No it isnt . They were playing catch up , fixing growing and launch pains too , and both consoles are still missing wanted features . "Twitch is superior on X1 just so you know they wanted to make it actually good before putting it on unlike the rushed app on PS4. " FYI i got both consoles you know . And how is the app rushed on ps4 ? It actually worked and still works well , mostly missing stream archives . MS was obviously reacting , to their own last minutes changes to begin with , and not ready yet for some features . Their twitch app is now ready and yet better , doesnt mean the competition wont react and improve in turn lol ... I aint even saying everything is rosy . The XB1 was missing more at launch with some basic functions not even working well .. the ps4 had stuf to fix too , even if , apprently in lesser amounts . Both still do and are still missing promised features , some teased with a "Soon" . And yet here with are with BSers trying to pretend they had less firmware updates , when it is a fact they had the same amount , or pretending one did much more than the other in that area . "oh yeah but the ps3..." that's roughly all they got in the tank .
@Gawdly yeah but people always say it's a bad thing that you need to update your pc frequently. When ps4 does it? Let's praise the ps4 for frequent updates. It's simple fanboys logic.
What sort of connections do you guys have where 300MB is worth caring about? it's a background download, it's no big deal at all. Any stability improvements are welcome, though I've not had glitches anyway. The big updates are coming at some point, what's the rush?
it's a big deal when you're on a 1gb data cap per month
If you are truly on a plan like that and you plan on sticking with the PS4 or X1 for this gen, you won't make it. The game downloads will make it nigh impossible for you to enjoy your gaming.
i gonna have to agree with rip and mixelon, 1gb cap ? thats not a good connection, what part of the world are you in buddy with a cap like that ? you using mobile internet with nfc ? or is it a very cheap package your on ? my mother had a bt account and i didnt realise she had a 5gb cap, i bought a game online and it was a 24gb download, eek bt happily charged me an extra 5 quid for ever extra 5 gig, eek. still if your on pc/ps4/xbox and even 360 and ps3, your neva gonna do much with 1gb online.
As cold as it sounds , firmware or not , you are out of luck then . Games patches and video sharing alone will screw you over
I guess.. Where are you and why is your internet so bad? For most of the PS4's current territories 300mb is nothing.
im in brisbane australia and until recently my internet speeds were ass. according to speedtest.net dlspeed - 5.08mbps ulspeed - 0.62mbps my national and global grades are D+
@diehard, same with me. Do have unlimited download though, hopefully the liberals won't screw us over with their new nbn scheme
I don't really have glitches, but the PS4 OS is a little clunky. Sometimes it freezes up for a sec or 2 when moving through the menus and titles. It's an issue with the OS, or drivers or something on PS4 right now, because it's definitely not just me that has this happen on their PS4. They need to get that taken care of, because the dashboard comes up pretty instant, but it's pointless how instant it is if things are gonna freeze for like 4 seconds right after I start moving around the selection bar.
Or its probably your hard drive, mine did that whenever I turned it on before warming up my room from about 20°f to 65°f+, so yeah a cold system will reflect that, during its operations.
we really need the messages from ps3 to ps4 to stop. To clarify any message i send/receive on either systems get sent to the other one again the next time i log in. really stacks up the inbox.
Mine doesn't do that.. :I The only thing I've noticed is the wonky way it treats browser tabs when it's low on memory to display stuff.. it just randomly drops images sometimes. Otherwise mine is totally responsive.
It's crazy people complain about the updates like they get in the way or something. As long as it doesn't brick my console I welcome them even if I dont see the results in some huge new feature. Some People are never happy with anything
wish they could take a page from Valve's book and release updates when they are ready....... Steam get updated with improvements almost every day now.
If you say so, but in reality there hasn't been any actual Steam improvements for a while...let alone "almost every day".
well thats not true at all. they have added alot of new futures and better support for their in-home streaming system and familiy sharing system for the last few months now.
Why is this this even news? Isn't this something my ps4 automatically does with 0 effort from me?
People just like to complain, if articles like this didn't exist then the odds are people wouldn't even notice the update happen at all...then what would they complain about?
probably lack of updates if they didn't notice them. They will always find something to complain about.
Improvements are always welcome.
Improvements will make PS4 even better thanks Sony
Improvements are great but they had a laundry list of things people wanted. They gave the replies of "coming soon" but ffs sony you need to shit or get off the pot. Get the whip cracking on the promised features. At least get the twitch app updated your competitor has already one upped you on that.
I want features too, but more importantly I want the random crashes to end. If this update does anything to stop that then I am more than happy. The features are coming... Sony has been really quiet about the updates. We all know they are working on something. I would assume DNLA, MP3 playback, 3D bluray playback are all coming. Relax and play some Infamous.
Yeah my DC universe crashed a bit the other day i do want that resolved as well. I just wish they wouldn't be so quiet and really push it out there alot faster but I'm also assuming they want to save something for any upcoming expos or video game shows whatever you want to call them.
The worst is when you are running an alert 8 man or whatever and you have to load into different zones. I always assume DCUO will crash. I should have to worry about that nonsense. If this FW fixes that... who cares about the other features, for now. Stability is priority.
Waves hand "this is not the update your looking for"
Xbox fans on a PS4 article complaining about PS4 updates. Who would have though?
You are the first person to mention xbox here you troll. Edit: Apologies, the comments you referred to were marked as trolling so I couldn't see them.
The update with features and so will come soon, according to me. This was a painless and fast operation for my PS4, i didn't even notice that the patch was downloaded and installed. I don't know why people keep complaining about EVERYTHING, after all it's a free update that "improves" something.