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The PS4’s getting a firmware update today – but don’t expect any new features

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Today, your PlayStation 4 is going to be getting an update. Unlike the last update, which was a major revision, this new firmware, numbered 3.10, will add…something. Probably. While there’s no official changelog as yet, Sony has said the update adds the ability to follow official, verified accounts – as well as adorn your PlayStation Network messages with new stickers.

It very likely adds a little bit in the way of stability, but overall, it builds upon firmware 3 as opposed to making any grand changes or add new features, like the oft-requested folders, an option to appear offline, the ability to install games to external HDD’s or even rudimentary stuff like friends notifications. I don’t wish to look a gift horse in the mouth and seem ungrateful, of course, but it seems that Sony’s unable or unwilling to put the features people really want in to its firmware updates. It took nearly two years for the PS4 to get a media player, for instance.

It’s an area where I have to admit Microsoft handles things a lot better. This November, their much-awaited New Xbox One Experience launches, bringing the Xbox One in to the Windows 10 ecosystem good and proper, with a zippier user interface, backwards compatibility and more improvements to the experience than you can shake a stick at. And they want your feedback to make it even better.

And all of those things that people are shouting loudly for, hoping they come to the PlayStation 4? They’re already, folders aside, available for the Xbox One. That new Xbox One UI can’t come soon enough though – because right now the interface is, admittedly, hot garbage.

Last Updated: October 20, 2015


  1. Raptor Rants

    October 20, 2015 at 11:37

    It’s probably just an update to remove Kojima’s name from all Konami products in everyone’s library of games


    • oVg

      October 20, 2015 at 11:40



    • Grand Admiral Chief

      October 20, 2015 at 11:40



    • Hammersteyn

      October 20, 2015 at 11:43

      oh snap


    • HvR

      October 20, 2015 at 11:47

      but Kojima is only on reave


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    • WitWolfy

      October 20, 2015 at 13:19

      Hope it also removes those pesky intros when doing missions…


  2. oVg

    October 20, 2015 at 11:39

    I use my 360 for everything including a daily charge for my E-cigg. The PS4 just plays games. Now that summer is coming I am worried that the mother board is going to melt, because from what I have noticed is that any game that runs at 60fps sends the fans into overdrive.

    Even after turning the machine off the fan still goes nuts for 3 minutes. Its like my old City Golf.


    • Geoffrey Tim

      October 20, 2015 at 12:41

      My PS4 is whisper quiet – but I was lucky to get one of the ones from Japan.


      • oVg

        October 20, 2015 at 12:45

        that’s why its slanted 😛


  3. HvR

    October 20, 2015 at 11:43

  4. Mr_Pops

    October 20, 2015 at 12:28

    How about adding a search function for communities? Would this not be helpful? No?


  5. Nikola

    October 20, 2015 at 14:40

    Not to sound like a PS fanboy but I really can’t think of any thing at the moment I want as a added feature to the PS4 I agree at the beginning it was very basic but with all the updates right now I am sorted. Xbox does have more app feature’s and support but I honestly wouldn’t use any of them. I only use my console for gaming really, having a smart TV what is the point of using your console to watch movies and so on…


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