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Old 25-10-2013, 16:34
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We wanted to shed some light on system software update version 1.50 for PS4, which will launch simultaneously with the system’s official North American launch on November 15th, 2013. By updating to system software version 1.50, you’ll be able to experience a variety of new features in addition to the basic functions of PS4.
The system software update 1.50 is approximately 300 MB, and will include the following features:
Remote Play
Users will be able to access PS4 titles displayed on their living room TVs and play them on a PS Vita system over Wi-Fi networks by using PS4 Link (Depending on network environment or titles, remote play performance may vary outside of the home). We anticipate that most PS4 titles will be playable on the PS Vita system through Remote Play. The latest PS Vita system software version, to be released soon, will be required to use PS4 Link.

Second Screen
Users can use the PS4 Link application for the PS Vita system, and PlayStation App for iPhone, iPad, and Android-based smartphones and tablets, to use these devices as second screens in supported titles. PlayStation App has the ability to enable users to interact with games with their mobiles devices. For example on The Playroom, a title pre-installed in all PS4 systems that requires PlayStation Camera, users can draw pictures on their mobile device screens and flick them towards the TV. The images then appear as a 3D object within the game.

Record, take screenshots, and upload gameplay effortlessly
The PS4 system provides dedicated, “always on” video encoding systems that enables seamless uploading of gameplay. Users can share their epic triumphs by simply hitting the Share button on DualShock 4, take screenshots or scan through the last 15 minutes of gameplay, tag it and return to the game—the video uploads as the user plays. At the PS4 system’s launch in North America, users will be able to share their images and videos with friends on Facebook and screenshots with followers on Twitter, though users will need to sign up for individual accounts to use Facebook and Twitter.

Broadcast and spectate gameplay
The PS4 system also enhances social spectating by enabling users to broadcast their gameplay in real-time to game fans around the globe, using Ustream and Twitch live internet streaming services (users will need to sign up for individual accounts to use Ustream and Twitch). There are two ways for users to view live broadcasts. First, the Live from PlayStation application on PS4 aggregates streams from all PlayStation users. Second, users can spectate friends’ PS4 gameplay from PCs, and applications such as Ustream, Twitch, and browsers, which are installed on their mobile devices. These applications can be easily started up via PlayStation App, and users can also use these applications to post comments to gameplay broadcasts. Furthermore, users with PlayStation Camera can stream camera images and microphone sounds along with their live gameplay broadcast.

Play as you download
This feature enables users to play supported digital titles as they are being downloaded. The time it takes to begin playing will vary depending on game data size and network environments, and not all titles will support this feature When a game is purchased, users can start playing after PS4 downloads a portion of the data, while the rest of the game is downloaded in the background during actual gameplay. Games may be downloaded in stand-by mode.

Multi log-in
A maximum of four users can log-in to a single PS4 system simultaneously. These players can use their own save data to play games, and also earn trophies on their own Sony Entertainment Network accounts even when playing a multiplayer game together on a single PS4 system.

Party (Voice chat)
By using the Mono Headset bundled with the PS4 system, users will be able to chat with up to eight friends enjoying different applications or games. Furthermore, users can use Party to chat between PS4 and PS Vita systems.

Face recognition and voice commands
Users with PlayStation Camera will be able to register their facial image onto their PS4 system, and login to their system using facial recognition instead of DualShock 4. Furthermore, users can use either the microphone of the Mono Head set connected to DualShock 4, or PlayStation Camera to navigate through the PS4 home screen (PlayStation Dynamic Menu) with voice commands to start up games and shutdown the system, among other features; please refer to PS4’s online manual for recognizable voice commands.

Background music player
Users can enjoy gameplay while listening to music in the background with Music Unlimited, a cloud-based digital music service. Users can also voice chat with friends while listening to music. Learn more about Music Unlimited here.

Online Multiplayer
PlayStation Plus members will be able to play PS4 titles online with other players via the network. PS Plus makes it easy for members to join available online multiplayer matches in a variety of ways, including the ability to easily join a game from a live stream broadcast or Party voice chats.

Blu-ray Disc and DVD player
Users can enjoy not only gaming on their PS4 system, but also Blu-ray and DVD video contents. When using for the first time, users must connect to the internet to activate this feature.

Some features will not be available at launch, such as “suspend/resume mode” which is a feature that keeps the PS4 system in a low power state and promptly takes users back to their game. We will provide additional information about system software update version 1.50 and features available at the PS4 system’s North America launch, and features that will be available after launch, in the near future.
Why no sleep/resume mode?
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Old 25-10-2013, 18:55
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Must be still tweaking that feature
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Old 25-10-2013, 19:07
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Firmware v1:
- Added boot logo.

Firmware v1.5:
- Added everything else.
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Old 25-10-2013, 19:33
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Needs an immediate update before it can even play Blu Ray and DVD videos? That's a bit shite.
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Old 25-10-2013, 19:37
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Oh no playstation 4 needs an Internet connection to be able to use blueray out of the box.what about all the people without an Internet connection do the just use it as a paper weight?
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Old 25-10-2013, 19:52
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So has sony left the door open for someone to peek and poke?
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Old 25-10-2013, 20:15
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Sounds like they had to rush them into production without even close to final fw. Probably would have missed their own launch date if they waited on the fw before production.
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Old 25-10-2013, 20:23
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Sounds like they had to rush them into production without even close to final fw. Probably would have missed their own launch date if they waited on the fw before production.
That's a planned process.

You don't wait for the final firmware when you need to begin production several months prior to your launch.
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Old 25-10-2013, 20:25
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Needs an immediate update before it can even play Blu Ray and DVD videos? That's a bit shite.
It's not as if that's going be many people's first priority on PS4 - watch a movie.

For those without an immediate internet connection, at least the PS4 is actually useable as a games console out of the box - not all consoles are.
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Old 25-10-2013, 20:28
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Makes it all seem real now when taking about fw updates.
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Old 25-10-2013, 20:30
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Makes it all seem real now when taking about fw updates.
Yeah, I know exactly what you mean.

Exciting times.
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Old 25-10-2013, 20:32
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15th through to the 29th.

Agony.
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Old 25-10-2013, 20:35
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In game soundtracks are only through music unlimited. That sucks.
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Old 25-10-2013, 20:37
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In game soundtracks are only through music unlimited. That sucks.
Bit of a piss-take, and not what I expect of Sony. Of course, with the PS4 having no music CD support this was to be expected I guess, although MP3s from a memory stick would be nice.

That said, from a selfish point of view I never use my own soundtracks so not really bothered. I fully understand that other's might be though.
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Old 25-10-2013, 20:41
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It's not as if that's going be many people's first priority on PS4 - watch a movie.
Remote play will be high on the list for many though. This attitude of "eh, don't worry about these flaws, we'll do a patch" that's becoming more prevalent in gaming is an insult to customers. Bad enough that tons of games are released unfinished without consoles following suit.
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Old 25-10-2013, 20:42
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15th through to the 29th.

Agony.
Think of the Americans as our beta testers
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Old 25-10-2013, 20:44
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If usa getting 15th then good chance by time UK gets it there'll be an update higher than 1.5
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Old 25-10-2013, 20:47
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Remote play will be high on the list for many though. This attitude of "eh, don't worry about these flaws, we'll do a patch" that's becoming more prevalent in gaming is an insult to customers. Bad enough that tons of games are released unfinished without consoles following suit.
Remote Play requires WiFi, and if you've got WiFi then you've most likely got an internet connection.

I'm pretty sure the patch will eventually be available on game discs, so for anyone with no form of connection, the lack of features should be short lived.

This isn't a case of ignoring flaws. The PS4 has been in production for months and firmware is a continually evolving entity. That vast majority of the features added in 1.5 have an online component anyway, so what's the big issue? There was always going to be a day one update. PS4 owners are fortunate that it's not mandatory to use the system for it's primary purpose - playing games.

My only disappointment is the lack of sleep/resume, as it's great on Vita, but it's not as important on a home console as it is on a handheld so I won't let it trouble me.
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Old 25-10-2013, 21:05
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Remote Play requires WiFi, and if you've got WiFi then you've most likely got an internet connection.
Not to play in your own house it doesn't. Certainly not on PS3 anyway, so it'd be pretty rubbish if needed WiFi for PS4.
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Old 25-10-2013, 21:07
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In game soundtracks are only through music unlimited. That sucks.
Is that confirmed, or are they just mentioning Music Unlimited so that more people know about Music Unlimited?
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Old 25-10-2013, 21:24
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Not to play in your own house it doesn't. Certainly not on PS3 anyway, so it'd be pretty rubbish if needed WiFi for PS4.
They've only mentioned wifi so far. Bearing in mind that PS4 now also links with phones, tablets etc utilising wifi via your router (which are pretty much ubiquitous these days) that makes a certain amount of sense.

My PS3, Xbox 360, Sky+HD box and smart TV all link to my iphone and iPad via my router with no ill effect, so I don't see why PS4 will be different.
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Old 25-10-2013, 21:26
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Because the PS3 doesn't need a router for remote play, so logically nor should the PS4.
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Old 25-10-2013, 21:45
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Because the PS3 doesn't need a router for remote play, so logically nor should the PS4.
Yes, but with connectivity now offered to a range of devices the system may well have been streamlined to offer just one connection option.

WiFi is the only one mentioned so far. It may be the only connection option. I guess we'll find out soon.
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Old 25-10-2013, 21:52
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Yes, but with connectivity now offered to a range of devices the system may well have been streamlined to offer just one connection option.

WiFi is the only one mentioned so far. It may be the only connection option. I guess we'll find out soon.
I hope its available with direct connect to the PS4 like Wii U or maybe bluetooth?
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Old 26-10-2013, 00:21
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Remote play will be high on the list for many though. This attitude of "eh, don't worry about these flaws, we'll do a patch" that's becoming more prevalent in gaming is an insult to customers. Bad enough that tons of games are released unfinished without consoles following suit.
I dont see the problem of day 1 fw updates. The console isn't finished just because it comes out. The PS3 and 360 still gets updates years after launch. These new consoles wont be any different.

My PVR gets fw updates all the time.

My TV gets fw updates all the time.

Its called the modern internet age.
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