Submitted by get2sammyb 411d ago | news

PS4 Firmware Update Details Right Around the Corner

Push Square: "While primary competitor Microsoft has been busy updating the Xbox One on a monthly basis, Sony has been much slower with firmware updates for the PlayStation 4. One could argue that the Japanese giant’s system deployed in a much sturdier state than the Xbox One, but with the latter now getting 3D Blu-ray support among other key features, there’s no doubt that the PlayStation maker is starting to fall behind." (PS4)

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Majin-vegeta  +   411d ago
Something Ive noticed when they mention news about updates.They either start releasing news in the same week or the following week.I.hope this updates brings many goodies.
xtremeimport  +   411d ago | Well said
I just think its funny.

ps3 received updates all the time and people complained about "every time i turn on my ps3 is has to update"

Now they release bigger updates slower, people complaining they aren't updating enough.

People will always find something to complain about..
PsyMonk3y  +   411d ago
Lol ps3 players didn't complain about too many updates infact they complained there wasn't enough!

The biggest issue ps3 players had with firmware updates on the ps3 was the slow release of new features as most updates took months and either were just stability updates or features nobody asked for like a photo album! lol

Now ps4 firmware updates are going the same way months between each update and mostly just stability updates lacking in features.
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wsoutlaw87  +   411d ago
ya i remember reading all the complaints about all the fw updates. It didnt help that they brought small changes too.
fr0sty  +   411d ago
The biggest problem with the PS3 updates, most of them were "fixes stability issues" or "improves system performance" only, without actual features on the user-end being added. Add (at the time) slow download speeds to not getting new features, and the updates became a chore with no noticeable payoff most of the time.
Prime157  +   411d ago
I think the biggest issue with PS3 updates was that your PS3 couldn't do anything while updating.

With the automatic downloads that PS4 has, smaller and more wouldn't be a bad thing.

Honestly, though, I like the big updates more as the change is more noticeable.
chazjamie  +   410d ago
Because the ps 4 is lacking in so many features. It's stripped down , bares to the bone. The fact that I can't change my background let alone play a damn song pisses me off. So yeah I look forward to the updates hoping that sony doesn't fuck up it up take more shit away. Btw. The ps 3 took forever to update. That's why nobody wanted to update it.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   411d ago | Funny
Just the playback is all I really want!


It's called Rinnegan bro nuff said.
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TheUberAsian  +   411d ago
Now I get how you comment so early!! lol
TearsOfARapper  +   411d ago
There's a reason you have so many immediate, early comments, but still only have one bubble.
TheUberAsian  +   411d ago
Lol... Why did you put @N4G, when I was commenting at you?
SaffronCurse  +   411d ago
C'mon guys, be nice to Sasuke.
XisThatKid  +   411d ago
Sasuke is on my top 5 most hated anime chars so....
Jaqen_Hghar  +   411d ago
Sasuke sucks Itachi had it right!
PumpkinEater69   410d ago | Spam
jebabcock  +   411d ago
Personally I find humor in this. I wish he had more bubbles. It's entertaining.
fr0sty  +   411d ago
It's kinda sad, that someone has such a lack of a social life that they spend their time in the submitted articles section waiting for new articles to pop up so they can toss in some worthless comment as a placeholder and then edit in more garbage later. It's nothing more than a glorified version of saying "first!"... and the fact that someone is willing to devote so much of their time to achieving that shows they are living out a pretty hollow existence.

Quit wasting your time annoying people, go do something positive. You'll end up a better person in the end.
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Deano7394  +   411d ago
@fr0sty It's pretty sad that you care what he does with his life. The only people getting annoyed by him are losers who don't know how to scroll down the page or don't know how to ignore someone. And don't act like you know what he does with life, I doubt you know him in real life.
DarXyde  +   410d ago

Honestly, why do you care what he does? Neither you nor I know his situation. For all you know, he's a minor who's forced to stay indoors.

If you find his comments annoying, you can literally see his username or avatar and skip right over his comment. He only has ONE per article. If it bothers you so much what someone does with their life on the internet, you care too much. His comments are often ambivalent and short on content, but at least it isn't one word and actually has some relevance to the article.

How he spends his time is none of your business or mine.
Twiggy  +   410d ago
Nothing personal, I'm simply just a Dragon Ball kind of guy.
hardeepmeghera  +   411d ago | Funny
Naruto should be here any minute now. Waiit for it...
juliotheman21  +   411d ago
funny +1 bubble hahahah
mwjw696  +   410d ago
You mean XiSasukeUchiha other account... I swear that guy has split personality disorder the way he talks to himself.
hardeepmeghera  +   410d ago
Exactly, It gets even more hilarious when one agrees with the other when everyone else on the thread feels otherwise.
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XtraTrstrL  +   411d ago
They are sitting on high laurels cuz the PS4 Love/X1 Hate going on. There's no getting around the lack of features and broken current features though. The video saving needs to work 100% of the time, even in crappy unoptimized games that overuse the CPU like COD Ghosts where it works the least.

The mp3 player/media server support not being here still is beyond a crime. I've said it a million times, it's clear as to why we still don't have these 2 - they want more time to lock frustrated customers into Music/Video Unlimited subscriptions while there's no other choice.

That's one thing I'm upset with Yoshida about, I feel he was being dishonest when he first started responding to the mp3 player/media server outcry. He was acting as if he didn't realize so many people would be so hype for these things, yet Music/Video Unlimited were integrated flawlessly from day 1. So, it's not that hard to add it up, they borrowed an Xbox move and put mp3 playing and video watching behind a paywall.

Then to calm us down, every 6 months Yoshida pops his head out to say, "Don't worry, we are working hard on an mp3 app and media support." Then, there's never any news of progress on them, even though these are 2 of the easiest, quickest things to get done. Whatever, I just would rather play my PS3 because I want to, not resorting to it because I have to to stream a movie from my PC to the big TV.
Bennibop  +   411d ago
How do you know how easy or quick it is to add support for MP3 etc? Admittedly it is my biggest gripe with PS4 at the moment regards missing features especially 3d blu ray and suspend feature but the first few years of PS3 everyone moaned that there were to many firmware updates. I would happy if we got an update quarterly as long as we knew what features will be included.
Muzikguy  +   411d ago
I agree with you on what Yoshida has been doing. It's annoying and pathetic. He can't think we are that stupid. I'm hoping for DLNA, custom audio playback, and customization of the home screen.

I'm no programmer and even I agree with Xtra here. MP3 playback has been done for 20 years now. It's nothing new and isn't that hard to implement. Even if it was, it was already in the PS3 so get it in the PS4. That's how I feel about it
ANIALATOR136  +   411d ago
I've been crying for custom soundtracks for ages
Eonjay  +   411d ago
Personal media playback please.
alan001  +   411d ago
perhaps theyll be announcing it at gamescom?
caseh  +   411d ago
How about just giving us the option to pause downloads? Jesus Christ, anyone would think this has never been done before and requires epic advancements in technology...
Muzikguy  +   411d ago
I always forget about this bit. Strange it's not in there either
Clown13  +   411d ago
It's so damn annoying...
Salooh  +   411d ago
I had that issue in release date because of many things to download then i found a solution for it but now i finish what i start downloading then go for something else if there is. When i play the download stop too . So gladly i'm over it lol ...

But still need to be fixed..
Rock-Lee  +   411d ago
Screw 3D Bluray or DLNA playback. All I want are the features they promised during the reveal last year. I want suspend/resume support and the ability to take over a friends game!
colonel179  +   411d ago
The suspend/resume I see coming some time later. Taking over a friend's game will not happen, at least as advertised in the reveal. It will be the 'in game cross-chat' of this generation.
kneon  +   411d ago
This likely requires the same technology as Playstation now, so I expect we'll see it sometime after Playstation now is launched
Muzikguy  +   411d ago
I'd like features that were shown at the reveal too. In all honesty though, I don't think we will ever be able to "take over a friend's game". I don't even understand why they showed that off. I don't think it has anything to do with PSNow either. I could be wrong, but they seem very different. That and I'm sure there are a lot of legal things to get through I'm sure.... I just don't see it happening.

Suspend/resume isn't that big a deal to me. I thought it sounded cool at the reveal but I don't mind not having it. Gives me a chance to grab a beer and stuff
Salooh  +   411d ago
They already made huge updates for streaming. Personally i prefer something else that i use a lot not rarely like the suspend/resume feature. :P

When ps4 released i thought the sleep mode is the suspend/resume lol.
Jaqen_Hghar  +   411d ago
doesn't it already do that? A man always puts his on standby instead of powering down isn't that it?
Rock-Lee  +   410d ago
Nope. That is standby, like your TV for instance: a low power mode that can boot faster than cold boot.

Suspend/resume works like the Vita. When you put the console in standby, the game that's running, will be put in suspend mode. So when you turn on the console, you can go continue the game right where you left of. It's as if the game is on pause mode. The Vita already has this and it is just awesome.

Just pic up EXACTLY where you left of, and extremely fast. It's basically like iOS on iPhones/iPads if you still don't understand :)
Jaqen_Hghar  +   410d ago
wait a minute. If you press the PS button doesn't it suspend the game then? A man always does that and starts doing other things then comes back to the game exactly where he left off.
Rock-Lee  +   403d ago
Yes, but then the PS4 still is running ofcourse:p Imagine that, while the PS4 is in standby! So when you turn it back on, you're right back in to the action!

THAT is suspend/resume.
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DerekFlint007  +   411d ago
I want the ability back, to listen to my Frank Sinatra collection, while i am browsing the web and simultaneously downloading full movies and porn clips onto my hard drive all in the aid of research of course ahem.
spacedelete  +   411d ago
what in the hell are Sony playing at ? give us the features that PS3 had. DLNA and MP3. it just goes to show now Sony is in the lead they don't want to try anymore. i hope MS catches up in sales because Sony is getting lazy and arrogant.
SilentNegotiator  +   411d ago
The new Xbox has just as many features still MIA.
iamnsuperman  +   411d ago
One big criticism Sony got last generation was too many updates far too frequently. It became a running joke. This time they are clearly more reserved. Now some features are a must but I don't see the delay as a reason to claim Sony are resting on their laurels or have become arrogant. An update will come but thanks to the criticism they got from the last generation these will be larger but less frequent
TheEternalGamer  +   411d ago
Sony don't worry about none of these ungrateful people who bought your consoles. We don't want multimedia garbage, if its an update let it be an update involving bettering our gaming experiences. This is after all a game console. Let Microsoft cater to the casuals and other non gamers while you Sony will be the best place for gamers to play as you always been since 1994-And Beyond

mwjw696  +   410d ago
Jesus H. Christ I hope Sony paid you to sound that stupid... cause you are gone off the deep end!
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AgentSmithPS4  +   411d ago
I hope they fix the share button annoyances soon, I've been killed and bothered in BF4 because it takes so long for the PS4 to let me push square to save the damn 1 minute clip to my hard drive. Sometimes I have to push share then cancel, share, cancel over and over until finally I get the option to save.

I just want to push a button and have it save the last 1 minute without trouble. I do like the share factory and I've made over 20 minutes of compilations from the crazy and funny things in BF4 (even though EA and DICE still disgust me).
drpepperdude  +   411d ago
Yeah I have the same issues on Watch Dogs. After the first 15 minutes the share button glitches and cuts off. It sucks when I did something awesome and want to go grab it and it's not there. Infamous had some issues too with the share button but not as bad as Watch Dogs.
Jide  +   411d ago
Just simply say 'Playstation,Save video clip' with the earphones plugged in the controller
drpepperdude  +   411d ago
I hope the reason it's taking so long is because they have to re-work the os so they can introduce more features that were on the ps3. Because there current os has some major organization issues. I have downloaded almost every game that I have gotten so far and it's really cluttered and it looks laggy some times.
Majin-vegeta  +   411d ago
There was an article on here(cant seem to find it now).Stating that very reason why some of the things are taking longer to implement.Due to the different arch of PS3&PS4
drpepperdude  +   411d ago
I hope they release updates faster. I like everything the ps4 has but it also feels like it's missing a lot. Themes would be awesome. Actually just changing colors like on ps3 would be awesome and mp3 playback over games.
caseh  +   411d ago
It's bullsh!t if you ask me. PS4 is effectively a Unix OS sat on hardware that is practically PC native.

If they can't introduce functionality such as being able to organise a set of files and folders then they really need to take a closer look at the people they are hiring.
DJustinUNCHAIND  +   411d ago
Microsoft was smart making each Xbox feature an app.

It allows them to focus on just the program than re-working the OS.
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biggie2316  +   411d ago
I want more than anything is full blue tooth compatibility for headsets no more plugging into the controller or stupid dongles hanging off my PS4
sandman224  +   411d ago
All I want is for my turtle beach px4 headset wo connect to blu tooth so I can chat without a chat cable plugged into the controller.
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Umbasa  +   411d ago
I have that headset too! Tell me, is it just me or does that thing have the most uncomfortable head strap ever?
sandman224  +   411d ago
Yes it's not the best. But it will have to do for me. I used to own the x41 from turtle beach. And to be honest I liked them better.
LoveSpuds  +   411d ago
An option I would take over any other is the ability to 'appear offline'. I have a bunch of work colleagues and mates who constantly nag to play online which gets frustrating when all I wanna do is play some single player stuff.
Umbasa  +   411d ago
That and the ability to see other people pop online as well.
CuddlyREDRUM  +   411d ago
Bring back media ownership, Sony.
kingPoS  +   411d ago
I can't help but notice... the timing.

Uncharted 2 Debuted in October 2009
Uncharted 3 Debuted in Nov 2011
The last of Us Debuted in June 2013
The last of Us Remastered debuts in July 2014

PS3 firmware

fw3.01 September 15, 2009
System changes

[Improves the playback quality of some PS3 format
software and fixes problems with certain games.]

fw3.73 October 18, 2011
System changes

[System stability during use of PS3 format
software and network services has been improved.]

fw4.41 April 24, 2013
System changes

[System stability during use of some
PS3 software has been improved.]

PS4 firmware

fw1.71 June 3, 2014
System changes

[Stability has been improved during the
use of some system software features.]

Does anyone know if either of those games would work without
their corresponding updates? Methinks the PlayStation be chillin in ICE.

Gateway MT6706 2008
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Sokol  +   411d ago
I would love to see suspend/resume function implemented. It's overdue. :)
caseh  +   411d ago

It may not seem like an issue to some but leave your PS4 off for a few weeks, come back to it and practically everything has an update. If you've logged in to grab a PSN game then your internet connection is scattered over 10 active downloads and you can't prioritise anything.

Have no fear though, they will release a system update soon that will 'Fix some problems that no one ever experiences'. yay
illminded32  +   411d ago
I rather they take their time with the updates.
But release a big update instead of small ones at long periods of time.
WitWolfy  +   411d ago
Sony isnt giving me any reasons to turn my PS4 on in the past 2 months so F it ill use it again when it actually has all the features I want it to have.
overrated44  +   410d ago
Didn't I just see an article about how they don't update the PS4 often enough, of course this is after countless articles about how the PS3 had way too many updates: http://kotaku.com/ps3-syste...
mwjw696  +   410d ago
The problem with the PS3 updates was not the number. It was they never added anything, and they took forever to install.

We all love updates if they add more fun things to do, and don't take over an hour to install.
Father__Merrin  +   410d ago
by the Gods, another update...
mokkeyrg2  +   410d ago
redaxis  +   410d ago
They really need to get all bluetooth earpiece to work like the ps3.
Sparticus_1  +   410d ago
Im no better than anyone else but I actually thought the PS4 was a gaming device. If you want to listen to mp3...its 2014, dont you guys have an Ipod? I seen one guy complain about how while playing his ps3 he cant see his ps4 friends online. Who cares....you cant play with them anyway. Yes, I agree some new features would be nice on the ps4 but complaining about them or asking for them every other day isnt going to change anything. When the ps3 came out it was pretty bland. It took time to turn it into the beast it is. Give the ps4 some time...its coming. We must let it blow before the wind of change can exist.
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