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Rumours suggest a major PS4 update next month

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Rumours, from another of those infamous “industry insiders” suggest that we’ll be getting another “major update” to the PlayStation 4’s firmware late next month. It’s reported to be one of those big ones, and not another of the stability updates that tease us, but leave us unfulfilled.

Rumours of this latest update come courtesy of Tidux, a random person on the internet whose industry tips I’ve learned to take with a rather large boulder of salt. Still, he’s been quite correct regarding updates before – and if he’s right, this time we’ll see the next update on March 29.

The big question is: What exactly might we see in a new, major firmware update for the PS4? If we’re honest, the system still lacking quite a number of rudimentary features that you’d expect from a high-end bit of kit attached to a TV, most notably any sort of media playback that isn’t tethered to a subscription service. Some sort of DLNA client would be great, as would the ability to organise stuff in to folders.

Also missing from the PlayStation 4 is the promised suspend and resume ability that functions much like Suspend to Ram on a PC; it allows you to stop playing the game, and pick up where you left off while leaving your console in an idle state. Like DLNA and media playback, it’s a feature that’s already available on the Xbox One, which makes its all the conspicuous.

I’d also really, really like to use the universal Bluetooth remote that I got with the PS3 , and I’d really love to be able to appear offline so I can hermit on the internet and still have the benefit of being online.

It’s quite likely though, that should this update happen, it’ll be the one that includes built-in Spotify – yet another feature we in South Africa won’t be able to use. What would you like from a new PS4 update?

Last Updated: February 25, 2015


  1. Lardus-Resident Perve

    February 25, 2015 at 17:14

    I would like those same features you mentioned


  2. Ranting Raptor

    February 25, 2015 at 17:30

    Boulder of salt. Lol


  3. Geoff Murphy

    February 25, 2015 at 17:32

    I’m just hoping there won’t be any major issues like with the rest mode thing last time. Also some more themes. Maybe even a proper music player like you said.


  4. Pieter Kruger

    February 25, 2015 at 17:46

    Nice, about time Sony woke up! Let’s hope they listened to their ponies!


    • Hammersteyn

      February 26, 2015 at 07:31

      ponies cant talk you crazy man.


      • umfezo

        February 26, 2015 at 08:40

        Shutup! YOU DON’T KNOW THE TRUTH!!!


        • Hammersteyn

          February 26, 2015 at 08:47

          *Grabs tin foil hat


          • Loftus

            February 26, 2015 at 08:53

            the magical princess ponies does speaks


  5. Indy Sigur

    February 25, 2015 at 18:46

    project morpheus incoming !!!!!!!


  6. Darren Peach

    February 25, 2015 at 18:55

    And maybe they will finally fix the memory issues when browsing the net.


    • Hammersteyn

      February 26, 2015 at 07:30

      LOL I noticed that too.


  7. Cash Up

    February 26, 2015 at 01:36

    Two things at once please that’s all


  8. Cash Up

    February 26, 2015 at 01:37

    Just step it up


  9. Hammersteyn

    February 26, 2015 at 07:34

    What I’d like is that when you get a message notification the message actually shows up and not two minutes later.


  10. Marius Nell

    February 26, 2015 at 08:04

    I hope they bring the promised external HDD backup option in this update


  11. FoxOneZA

    February 26, 2015 at 08:34

    Streaming of games to PC with the Cell CPU add-on confirmed…not.


  12. Loftus

    February 26, 2015 at 08:45

    i used my ps3 alot for multimedia. if the ps4 could just have the same (not even hoping for better), then i have the final trump card to convince my fiance we need the ps4!


  13. Sean Carbutt

    February 26, 2015 at 09:26

    One does not simply suspend multiplayer


  14. BurnZ

    February 26, 2015 at 09:57

    Yip lets hope we get a media play system! Seriously its taken too long already


  15. Nikola

    February 26, 2015 at 10:20

    Honestly I do not want any feature’s what’s so ever I am fine the way my PS4 is use it to play games that’s it:)


  16. Avi

    February 26, 2015 at 10:24

    I hope that this update allows me to play my backlog of ps3 games, so i can put away my ps3 in my tampered proof glass cabinet next to my ps2 and ps1.

    I know i can dream


  17. Bradley Schultz

    February 26, 2015 at 19:14

    Support for my logitec racing wheel


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