Rumor: DualShock 4 Light Dimming Coming With 1.7 PS4 Firmware Update

After Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida talked about it at the game developers conference, a curtain of silence fell on the upcoming PS4 feature that will allow gamers to dim the light of the DualShock 4, leading many to wonder whether it’ll be included in the 1.7 firmware update or not.


The feature has been confirmed by Shuhei Yoshida.

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pwnsause_returns1694d ago

Im sure it will be in the update since he talked about it.

On the next or future update, i want to see instantanous trophy syncing, where if you unlock at trophy, the the system automatically syncs that trophy while you're playing.

unless its already possible and i didnt noticed...

thekhurg1694d ago

Hopefully dimming/turning off lightbar will improve battery life.

pedrof931694d ago

I have to say, this is a really big update.

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NegativeCreepWA1694d ago

Not worried about the battery life, that thing is just bright, I can use it as a flashlight.

HugoDrax1694d ago

Exactly! If we can turn it off entirely that will be great. No point in it being on if I don't have the camera.

XisThatKid1694d ago (Edited 1694d ago )

I have a projector so I'm not effected by this qualm.
Oh and those think the battery will be significantly effected by dimming or off the light.

Oh, I know you hope you can blame the light for the the seemingly short life of the DS4 but the light is not the primary culprit and won't add to much more battery life if dimmed or off.

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ZombieKiller1694d ago

I'm sure there are probably a few unannounced things in this firmware update. The lightbar is a sweet add on if this is true.
One thing I caught in the trailer for the video editor was the fact that you can add your own music.....hmmmm I wonder WHERE you could get the music from? MAYBE USB?
So in 1.70 we are POSSIBLY getting MP3 support, USB support, AND a lightbar "fix" on top of the video editor?!

Thank you Sony. Now all I need is a bit of youtube on PS4 and my life is complete! Lol actually on the PS4 browser runs ALMOST as well as the app on my PS3 does so take your time with that app guys! I'm VERY grateful for whats coming in this update alone!

pwnsause_returns1694d ago

straight from the USB for now.

JD_Shadow1694d ago

Let's just hope we're not expecting things that we don't get that were never promised would be in there. Just remember that these are just rumors that have not been confirmed by anyone. They might be creditable, but until it actually happens, they aren't anything but rumors.

Still, though, I agree: if true, this would be a welcome addition.

ZombieKiller1694d ago

I use USB with my PS3 all the time and was greatly dissapointed in the lack of on PS4. I use it for movies, music and even some games on my 360 (god knows I'm not giving M$ any more money if I don't have to, plus they charge a right testicle for 20gb). USB support is REALLY what I want.

GiantEnemyCrab1694d ago

Nice to know they are listening. I thought it was going to be a problem with glare on my large TV but hasn't been.

porkChop1694d ago

I don't have too much a problem with glare, but being able to dim the light should increase battery life which I find much more important.

incendy351694d ago

Nice, hope it helps the battery life as a consequence.

stuna11694d ago

Sheeesh! This update is going to be huge if it's going to have all the features they're saying! But I say bring it on baby! The more, the merrier.

BitbyDeath1694d ago

With all these changes i'm surprised this update hasn't reached 2.0 status.

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