Yoshida Explains Why PS4's Suspend/Resume Isn't Implemented Yet; Promises it's Still in The Works

One of the promised features of the PS4 which is still missing is the ability to instantly suspend and resume games while putting the console in stand-by mode. Today Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida explained why and promised that the feature is still being developed in earnest.

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XiNarutoUzumaki1620d ago (Edited 1620d ago )

I'm not desperate for this feature. I'd rather have background and folders first. Anyways, Release it when it is ready.

XiSasukeUchiha1620d ago (Edited 1620d ago )

It would be nice feature though Naruto, and at least Sony kept most their promises anyway. When this feature is ready I'll be ready. Thank you for still working on it Sony.

Off topic: You welcome bro, anytime Naruto so just wait for us alright!

XiNarutoUzumaki1620d ago

Yes it is, but I haven't been that exited for this, I want UI customization so bad.

Off topic: Thank you for reviving my dad!

LordMaim1620d ago

Seriously, do you just have five accounts so that you can respond to your first post and have a little conversation with yourself?

Gohadouken1620d ago

I'll assume that you do love the manga , so i'll ask . Could you please refrain from spoiling any of it , through lame RP monologues with yourself ?


King_of_Nothing1620d ago

First, all you do is article hop in order to be first comment. Now you go so far as to post on multiple accounts in order to talk, and roleplay, with yourself? I'm sorry, but you're retarded and extremely obnoxious

ColeMacGrath1620d ago

If you were a smarter troll, you wouldn't have made the second account's name very similar to yours...

Can't believe I'm teaching you better trolling techniques..

DragonKnight1619d ago

@Gohadouken: He didn't spoil the manga, he's spoiling the anime. The manga is already well passed the part he's talking about but the anime is going slower than a sloth.

On topic: Do people really care about this feature? Maybe it's the old school in me but, I play a game until I don't want to anymore then I turn it off. I can't imagine myself wanting to play a game, and then "oh my show is on" and pausing the game with suspend to later resume it after the show is over.

Just seems like a redundant feature especially with how many games have auto-save implemented.

Gohadouken1619d ago (Edited 1619d ago )

It's still a spoiler in an unrelated thread and field , for the sake of the most idiotic display of roleplaying . One he can't even properly commit to or do well . And i'm saying this because it's not the first time .

If i were 3 seasons behind in Game of thrones , and some idiot decided to Rp Jon Snow while blabbing plot points , in a subject about knitting , i'd murder him just the same :p

maniacmayhem1619d ago

Nobody cares about a feature until they use it and see how useful that feature is.

If Sony can do it for their system, more power to them.

I can see a ton of uses for this feature.

DigitalHope1619d ago

The feature is sort of there, just not from sleep mode which is what most people really want.

If your in a game and go the home screen and open netflix it will susspend your game to you can resume from where you left when your done with the app.

Why o why1619d ago

Definitely folders first and wallpapers. Resume, although a neat feature, isn't that important to me.

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MegaRay1619d ago

Isnt there -bubble for spoiling? :/

FACTUAL evidence1619d ago (Edited 1619d ago )

Yeah....i'd rather have suspend/resume. It's pretty much up there in the need to do list. It's a shame people have to have wishful thinking for basic functionality features of last gen. Sony just really need a big update THIS YEAR giving us back our media hub. Sony hyped the ps vita and ps3 to be this big multi tasking multi-media hub, just to kill all that off with the ps4. Sony needs to really get on the ball. I gave them my money for stuff they told i would have out the box. Well, all in all; just a well learned lesson. I'll never buy any console day one again unless i test it for myself, and stuff is actually confired. Don't feel like waiting a year and a half for decent features like ps3 did after it's launch(update 2.40).

Majin-vegeta1620d ago

Pls add External HDD option.

Eonjay1620d ago

They said they have hundreds of people working on features. The OS seems like a massive undertaking.

hello121620d ago (Edited 1620d ago )

Its not a troll comment.Sony fans might think differently. But its lot harder to get things out to people when your system isn't build around cloud infrastructure.

xb1, is a cloud powered gaming machine. PS4 is a gaming machine, but its just a modified PS3 really.

Microsoft had lot of trouble updating the 360, due to the limitations. PS4 will have the same issues.

Microsoft rolls out updates every few weeks. It taking a longer time to do the same thing on PS4

Foraoi[email protected] You're are wrong because the x box 1 is linked up with the data servers worldwide owned by Microsoft. It essentially is a cloud powered gaming machine once you're online.

It was designed that way. The xb1 is not limited to just the hardware.

[email protected] How many times have Sony fans been wrong about the xb1?

Never see a game using the cloud for game physics. How many Sony fans argued with me for months about this!

I told Sony fans, at the e3 conference would 3 to 4 first party exclusives. How many argued with me for months about this!

Honestly i have been more right than Sony fans and i stand by what i said about the xb1.

Sony has been slower with updating their OS and i stated the reasons why. Take or leave it doesn't bother me.

Foraoise1620d ago (Edited 1620d ago )

Xbone isn't 'cloud-powered machine". It's a machine... that may someday make use of cloud technology. PS4's the same way. Just a lot stronger.

And the PS4's a COMPLETELY new machine. It's been made from the ground up. They didn't take the ps3 and "add" to it or "change it a bit". Troll elsewhere.

Eonjay1620d ago

I'm not sure what you mean by your comments. I haven't had any trouble getting updates! In fact they download automatically. In reference to the frequency of the update rollouts, Yoshida responded yesterday by saying they like to do major updates and to expect those. Basically, they are trying to pack as many features into each update unless its an important bug fix.

SniperControl1620d ago (Edited 1620d ago )


"[email protected] You're are wrong because the x box 1 is linked up with the data servers worldwide owned by Microsoft. It essentially is a cloud powered gaming machine once you're online"

The PS3 and PS4 are constantly attached to Sony's cloud, i have been uploading my save games to there for years, didnt Sony report at E3 that 95% of PS4 owners were attached to the web.

Isnt that what the X1 is doing now?

As for updates, i and none of my mates have complained about lack off or problems downloading/installing updates.

Go back to sucking the rancid teet of mrX.

Foraoise1620d ago (Edited 1620d ago )


I don't think you understand what "CLOUD-POWERED" means. Literally means, "Powered by the cloud". No, it's not. It (will) make USE of the cloud, but it's powered by its own internal contents.

Powered means what "runs" it. What makes it work.

When you're tired of blurting before thinking, and calling others' out, saying "You're wrong!" when they're clearly NOT, feel free to respond.

Baka-akaB1620d ago (Edited 1620d ago )

There is no such thing as a cloud powered machine . There are cloud infrastructures on the server side . The whole idea of cloud is precisely to be usable on any capable machine for various purposes .

So MS want to use cloud computing to enhance their game ? Fine , they could do it on their phone too if it's their focus ... Hell i can't wait your spin when MS does annonce that soon or in the upcoming years . you'll be arguing that those phones are powered by clouds ?

Nothing particularly special about the xb1 in that regard ,it's a choice of infrastructure and design in game development .

I wont address your outlook and fantasies about other consoles , as you dont even know your own . You just project your wishes , and insecurities with lots of babble you dont understand . The XB1 deserves better champions

Foraoise1620d ago (Edited 1620d ago )


THANK you. Someone who understands. +1

@below (KNWS) because of the stupid bubble system...?! It's YOUR troll-y posts which LIMIT your ability to speak, kiddo.

And Sony's got a worldwide base of data servers as well. Do you even know what you're saying?!

hello121620d ago (Edited 1620d ago )

Because of the stupid bubble system. I'm limited by what i say.

[email protected] cloud storage isn't a big deal. You're just saving game data on a server.

The difference between Microsoft and Sony, is Microsoft, has a worldwide base of data servers, linked to the xb1.

Sony will never been able to provide dedicated servers for first party games or do computations by the cloud.

This will be proven, as time goes by.

[email protected] Since you called me on it.

Show me where the data centres are located. Data centres are real places located around the world.

Sony has them worldwide and linked to the PS4. Give me a source, evidence anything will do really.

Gohadouken1620d ago (Edited 1620d ago )

Ah so the shifting begins . You couldnt win on the back of your frivoleous and careless description of "cloud hardware" , so now you're back to "Ms got a bigger one that yours"

"Show me where the data centres are located. Data centres are real places located around the world.
WTH are you even talking about ? At least one was revealed to be at San diego , back when the PSN was compromised and hacked .

And everyone knows MS invest more than others in those . You conveniently forget however , about Azure and the Datacenter , not being solely for the use of the Xbox One or XBL , even if its a big use .The lion's share remains for professionalsand other services

MonChiChi1620d ago

Can I have what you are smoking? It is Friday, I am ready to let loose.

ConfettiYeti1620d ago

Ok, Gaikai is located in Aliso Viejo, California. Where they have a quite a few servers there. I gave you one location. Did you want more?

Gohadouken1620d ago (Edited 1620d ago )


Well it's conveniently useless and too easy for both side of the arguments .
he and a few others known entity troll so much they are reduced to two bubbles , and probably soon 1 if not helped by fake accounts or like minded fanboys .

So they pump out a giant wall of text full of crap and unnacurate stuff ... knowing no one can even argue against them truly ... except via mere edits or multiple threads on the same subject . Our time is better served elsewhere . What he asked , he of course , didnt even bother searching , didnt care to .

sic_chops1619d ago

@Knws Sony does offer dedicated servers for their games. You have no clue.

Drekken1619d ago

"Its not a troll comment"

Then continues to say PS4 is just an upgraded PS3. Yeah okay... not to be a jerk, but I'm a jerk.

its_JEFF1619d ago

... some crazy talk happening up there by @KNWS

The real reason why MS updated are so much quicker than Sonys... MS is a much better software company than Sony, hands down. The cloud isn't the reason why... MS has a lot more humans who are great at software.

I am disappointed that the "suspend" feature is still missing, it was a main feature that was touted at the PS4 reveal. they should really higher more software engineers, it's such an important thing, maybe lure a few away from MS?

KwietStorm1619d ago

A modified PS3 Lmao oh god

wsoutlaw871619d ago

omg thats the dumbest thing ive read in a while. What the hell is a cloud powered gaming machine. O you mean it hooks up to the internet, wow! Are you saying the xb1 can update faster because it is hooked up to servers. That makes it every device made in like the last 10 years. Your reasons arent reasons and that nonsense about running physics im not even sure what you are referring to. People like you who really care that much about a corporation and a box really makes me sad.

MysticStrummer1619d ago (Edited 1619d ago )

"Sony will never been able to provide dedicated servers for first party games"

Interesting claim, since I and many others played on dedicated servers last generation with PS3.

"...or do computations by the cloud."

Ridiculous. The harder MS pushes for cloud computation this generation the worse their sales will be worldwide.

Edit - Damn man I thought you had come to your senses at least a little when I saw a comment from you right after the MS conference and you said it wasn't all that great. Then of course later you changed your mind and said it was, and now this...

kenshiro1001619d ago

Your ignorance knows no bounds, does it?

Just admit you hate Sony and be done with it.

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Kribwalker1620d ago

It'll get here about the same time as cross game party chat on the PS3

Gohadouken1620d ago

Nah most likely around the time the "Power of the Clouds" is actually achieved

KwietStorm1619d ago

When was that planned or possible?

snookiegamer1620d ago (Edited 1620d ago )

It took many years for PS3 to get the features it has... Sony have done an excellent job so far, taking a lot less time getting interesting features to us compared to PS3.

18 months - 2 years from now, the PS4 UI will be virtually unrecognisable from what it was at launch.

Sony will more than likely shrink the OS overheads to make available more ram as games intensify. What is now 4.5GB of ram reserved for games, will become 6GB eventually, leaving 2GB for the OS :)


''s just a modified PS3 really'

You type utter crap. Why troll PS4 articles with your pointless Xbox One/DX12/Cloud propaganda? You're obviously insecure because your choice of hardware must suck! Even Phil Spencer stated eSRAM is an evolution of Xbox 360's eRAM, go figure! LOL


D3ATH_DRIV3R_7771620d ago

KNWS is one of mister X's henchmen that troll PS4 articles to spead
talks about the cloud and dx12 stuff. Keep your guard up against him!

Nine_Thousaaandd1620d ago

"Sony will more than likely shrink the OS overheads to make available more ram as games intensify. What is now 4.5GB of ram reserved for games, will become 6GB eventually, leaving 2GB for the OS"

This is true, where as Xbox One is locked at 3GB...Sony wants to reduce their OS in the future as games become more complex.

But I give brownie points to Microsoft for having Suspend/Resume feature already. Hope to see this feature soon on PS4...Sony is hard at work bringing us more goodies to the OS. But I'm sure they don't wanna over do it as they have plans to reduce the OS for more memory use as games intensify over the next several years.

They have done an incredible job so far with the share functions, and now being able to upload and share straight to Youtube...amazing! And Sony will update the PS4's broadcasting options to allow spectators to further interact with streamers as well! PlayStation keeps getting better and better.

Spotie1619d ago

"Things that decrease your bubbles
- Offensive language, name calling and personal attacks on other members
- Pointless comments like the classic "I am first" post
- Trolling
- Immature language
- Posting lies and spreading disinformation
- Posting in all CAPS"

Amazing how often people do this and nothing happens. Trolling is supposed to result in a ban, but...

Anyway, I think it's amazing that people forget that the PS3 and 360 took years to have all the features they've got now. With that in mind, I'm not at all concerned about missing a few features, so long as the most important gaming features are there.

And they are.

The only thing I complained about not being present was external hdd support on the XB1, and then only because there was no other method to increase your hdd space... Well, I'll admit I didn't like the focus on Kinect and multimedia over games, but that's not really something that was missing.

Both consoles are still young, not even a year old; there's plenty of time for the features we want to be implemented. People that make a big deal about stuff like that this early are really just looking for something to complain about.

MysticStrummer1619d ago

"Posting lies and spreading disinformation"

That's a big player here that gets ignored big time.

0P-Tigrex1620d ago

I wand the UI changed. The Tv/video folder is how the "Games" apps should look. also i want offline trophy support.

Grown Folks Talk1620d ago

I mainly hate how it auto adds every game to the crossbar when there's a library section. I agree, highlight games, then have the list load underneath like video apps.

0P-Tigrex1619d ago

They should have: What's New, Games, TV/Video(should include Music/Video unlimited, Live From Playstation, Internet Browser, Sharefactory(should have a drop down for Capture Gallery in the scroll bar) in that order....right now everything seems jumbled. The "Library" app doesn't have a purpose.

I know customization will come soon in the future. I wish it would come sooner!! xD