Sony Puts PS4's Suspend Feature on Hold Until After Launch
Posted by Sammy Barker
Stop right there, thank you very much
While the PlayStation 4 has picked up a few unexpected features in the build up to its November launch – second screen gaming and voice commands spring to mind – one of the major functions that the platform holder announced during its PlayStation Meeting in February has been quietly shelved until after release.
During its press conference earlier in the year, lead architect Mark Cerny took to the stage to reveal a suspend and resume function, which will allow you to temporarily pause your gameplay when you need a break – all while keeping the console in a low power state. As already alluded, though, while the feature’s still in the works, it won’t be ready in time for launch.
“Some features will not be available at release, such as the ‘suspend and resume mode’, which is a feature that keeps the PS4 system in a low power state and promptly takes users back to their game,” the company noted on the PlayStation Blog. The message added that the firm will provide additional information on post-launch updates in “the near future”.
As big proponents of a similar feature in the ill-fated PSPgo, we’re a little bit disappointed that this won’t be ready in time. Nevertheless, it doesn’t sound like it will be too far away, and we’re quite comfortable waiting a couple of months for it to be added. Do you think that you can put your frustration on hold until the functionality is patched in? Let us know in the comments section below.