Rumor: PS4 Getting Friend Notifications in Firmware Update 1.8; Some Features May Have Been Delayed

Sony released the 1.7 firmware update for the PS4 today, and it was a quite big one, featuring a lot of highly requested features, but there are a few that still didn’t appear: one of them is a notification when friends connect to the PSN. Luckily it's possibly going to come with the next.


Update: in the morning Tidux actually specified that friend notifications might come before update 1.8, which possibly indicates a sub-update to happen sometimes between 1.7 and 1.8.

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daggertoes831210d ago (Edited 1210d ago )

It's no big deal to me. I only have two friends and one i made up. Glad everyone is getting what they want though.

Farsendor11210d ago

ill be friends with you on psn

farsendor is my username

i play just about anything

Ozmoses1210d ago

JayBizzle311... anyone feel free to add me.. always look for someone to play something with if I'm playing a game that has coop or MP

I got Vita, PS3 and PS4

UnbiasedOpinions1210d ago

Lets see how many more features Sony can copy from Xbox LIVE, so far we have Achievements (Trophies) and Party Chat, next will be friend notifications lol, not trolling just the truth

TheTowelBoy1210d ago

I'll be your guy, add PoseidonCakes

Omar911210d ago

Omar91! add me and follow me on twitch Omar_izanagi

TKCMuzzer1210d ago

@ UnbiasedOpinions
So its even more remarkable that Microsoft managed to screw party chat up on launch.

wsoutlaw871210d ago

@unbiased you know they already had the notifications on the ps3 right? And come on, ms didnt invent notifications.

DontShoot-Me-Bro1210d ago

add me tooooooo


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Twiggy1210d ago

Feel free dude!

PSN ~ Neo-Axl

pheature1210d ago

thats one more than me, and my real one is made up!

jon12341210d ago

All these people adding you is like the end in its a wonderful life, all we need is someone playing a piano

Boody-Bandit1210d ago (Edited 1210d ago )


"more features Sony can copy from Xbox LIVE, so far we have Achievements (Trophies) and Party Chat, next will be friend notifications lol"

MS didn't create ANY of those "features" you listed. They all existed in PC gaming and even in console gaming (chat, party chat, private messaging, tracking and communicating with friends no matter what game they are playing, trophies, achievement, award type accolades, etc and so on) long before MS implemented any of them. MS just implemented them all under one service and expanded them a bit like achievements.

Also last I checked Sony has been in the console gaming industry longer than MS and are a lot more successful in that industry. Seriously, you're either very young and have a limited gaming background because you're post are really weak and very bias.

There are too many features and options I could list that Sony had 1st and than MS implemented later. That and I did enough cellar dwelling by even replying to you. The bottom line is they all do it.

@All PSN Gamers

PSN - BoodyBandit
The more the merrier

Right now I'm addicted to Trials Fusion. I can't get enough of it.

snake91821210d ago

Feel free to add me.

I have a Ps4 and Vita.

SonyKong641210d ago

airwaveboxcar is mine, add me up = )

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PERK7NS1210d ago

Everyone feel free to add me! PERK7NS ill play most things! All my mates got xbones so I'm lonely. Lol

Admiratio1209d ago

PSN: Admiratio anyone welcome to add me as well.

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TradingWarStories1209d ago

Feel free to add me Arx.Nine mostly play Battlefield 4, but once The Last of Us is out ill be on more often.

DarthBigE1209d ago

Add me too. That goes for everyone. All my friends are either playing COD or watching Netflix.
PSN; DarthBigE
got ps3, ps4, and vita.

komp1209d ago

yeah, add away bud. username is same on PSN as here.

same for anyone else..

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The_Infected1210d ago

I hear people complaining all the time saying "why wasn't these basic features implemented from the beginning?" I remember Shuhei said it was because some features have to be built from the ground up for PS4.

randomass1711210d ago

The interface and architecture is totally new. It wouldn't surprise me if the OS was made from the ground up as well.

IndoAssassin1210d ago


So competition is a good thing?

AntsPai1210d ago

I'll be your buddy, guy.
Ants_Pai only lvl 20 but still looking for an actual online friend e.e

Ares84HU1210d ago (Edited 1210d ago )

I find it funny how people can actually be hyped for this. I mean, yeah I want this too but it was a basic feature on the PS3. An 8 year old system. There is so much stuff that the PS3 does that the PS4 doesn't. I would even trade twich for mp3 playback, any video format playback, the ability to organize the icons on that long, long, long bar, the ability to delete software that I don't need or will ever use(ex. Amazon Video, Hulu, etc).

Give me options to customize my PS4 Sony. Come on now. The PS3 does it better.

SpitFireAce851210d ago

Give It a year or so and iam sure most of the issues ur having will be fixed..
It takes time to update/improve the UI...

tahersaid1210d ago

Finally they will add the feature.
My psn is TaherDabbourOne .. and no, I don't have Xbox One. :D


Feel free to add me on psn:jibraltar

Josh1011209d ago

Add me if you like Old_poptarts. :D

brightlight1209d ago

Seems like things are picking up in speed with those updates, this friend notification feature is most welcome.
Shame that we become exciting over something we had on ps3 and were supposed to have on PS4.Yet we only realize the value of something once lost.

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Majin-vegeta1210d ago

I just need friend Notifications.And I'm good.