The newest firmware update's Suspend/Resume function is fairly quick.
Awesome, it works great. Glad we're finally getting this feature
Now if we can just get it to load faster between deaths
Update coming soon to shorten the loading time
At what cost i wonder? Hopefully we get reduced load times with no negative impact else where
I was guessing this game would get an update to fix load time
Well that's good to hear..
I don't mind the load time.... Let's me take some time and try not to completely throw my controller at the tv after losing 10k in blood echoes to a fucking pig....
Yeah that would suck. Just use the "Bold Hunter's Mark" so you don't lose them if you die..
Sorry I was wrong on that. That just takes you back to the last lantern..
I heard a rumor that it doesn't work with all games. Anybody know?
I'm sure it wont work with games like Destiny as they are almost always online.
It would be rather silly to use the suspend and resume feature for a MMO unless you have a very understanding party. The Souls series and possibly Bloodborne does not allow pausing but you can save and resume anywhere even at the point of dying so it may be possible that the PS4 suspend and resume feature may not work for Dark Souls 2 and Bloodborne.
Yea they keep saying it works with most not all PS4 games.
It's not a rumor. It's straight from Sony.
Wondering about this, right now if you're in a game and launch Netflix it will already put your game in suspend, but after resume some games like Madden don't work because it can't connect to the EA server.
Does suspend/resume work when you put your PS4 in rest mode? Or only if you switch to let's say netflix and then back to the game? @Yetter thanks. I'm at work so I couldn't watch the video
in the video he clearly puts it into rest mode
He put the game in rest mode on the youtube vid.
Suspending a game to start another application was possible before this update, and you can switch between the applications by pressing the PS button twice.
But you couldn't put your ps4 in rest mode and picked up were you left off later
Correct me if Im wrong but isnt this the same as what Xbox One did since launch and PS4 was supposed to? Where you can go to a different app and then switch back to the game? Havent been on my Xbox in a while but Im sure it can do that?
That has been possible since the PS4 launched, I'm pretty sure.What this update adds is the ability to place the console on stand by with a game suspended, just like the Vita.
I didnt know PS4 did it as dont use any apps on it - thanks for clearing that up. Just tried it now and you're right. Does PS4 use standby automatically as I usually use powersaving options? All replys bubbled up for Helpful - I hope you dont think I was trying to cause trouble as I know many on here do!
No, you could switch game/app like that since launch on the PS4. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
The switching between two completely different apps was on PS4 since day one as well. I can switch between game and Hulu already on PS4, for example. This is putting it into sleep mode and then having it load immediately into the game where you left off when you power up. As opposed to what used to happen, which is all apps were closed during sleep mode and you would have to log back in to the game and start from a save point.
It makes me happy !! Now my machine went from a FIFA machine to a BLOODBORNE machine !!
Great feature so glad it's being added. Overall it looks like a really good update and perfect timing.
Nice! Now if they can fix the loading times in the actual game I will be happy haha. Had nightmares about that damn black screen :D
Does it consume more power during this?
Its immediately on Xbox but hopefully Sony will fix this.
the thing about this feature with this game is that unless you put yourself in a position where you know enemies can't get to you, you might die while in suspend mode since there's no actual pausing in bloodborne (or any souls game, for that matter). you might even get invaded haha.
Errm.. no.. Suspend and pausing are two completely different things. The game cant process or progress if the system is frozen.
actually, if you watch the video, the point where the enemy is when he enters suspend/rest mode is different when he re-enters the game after waking the system up. the real test would be to enter suspend mode long enough before an enemy is about to attack you, and see if you're dead when you re-enter the game. and the system isn't technically frozen even when you enter rest mode, either because you're not exactly shutting the system down.
Not really. Right before he pressed the PS button the enemy turned and you can hear it walk a few steps forward before he selected Rest Mode. Suspended literally means "put on hold." Yes the system still has SOME functionality but all applications are frozen/suspended. There is no way the game will still run at a low power state.
They only need to fix the Frame-Pacing and load times in Bloodborne so i can actually say that this game is until now the best one of this generation!Im sad that From didnt fix the Frame-Pacing issues before releasing the game to consumers.
My question is, will this work with Bloodborne if your playing with online features? I'm sure it would disconnect you to any other players that may be in your world, but does it connect right back into the online world when it is resumed?
Features are good. I want more. I want as many as the fans are asking for and a steady stream of them coming as soon as possible. With them taking their time it should come with no hitches too. At least they release a large amount of features at once as well. By the end of this generation they should have all the features we want hopefully. I am expecting the next console if any comes to have all these features already built in. I think so we can call those machines next gen right off the bat. In some cases PS4 and Xbox One are catching up to Ps3 and Xbox 360. Although Xbox One is a features leaning machine with new abilities provided right off the bat. They both kinda have dropped the ball on this one. They are making ground quickly though.
Should be useful, now if only they'd patch the frame pacing issue... On topic, when you suspend Bloodborne does it also reconnect to the online servers as I assume your character won't still be in the game waiting to be invaded right? Thinking of that, would it be possible to suspend out of the game if you get invaded and don't feel like it? If so I forsee annoying moments.
So it essentially pauses the game, and put the PS4 to sleep. Nice.
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