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Worried About PS4's Day One Update? You Can Download It While You Play

Posted by Sammy Barker

Why wait?

We’re right in the heart of that sensitive period before launch where forum goers opt to freak out over every little scrap of information pertaining to next generation consoles. One sizeable nugget that caused some controversy over the weekend is the fact that the PlayStation 4 will require a firmware update to unlock many of its advertised features on release day. It turns out that you won’t be stuck twiddling your thumbs while you wait for the 300MB patch to download, though.

Responding to a fan query, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed on Twitter that you’ll be able to dive straight into a single player game and start playing while the download is being pulled off the PlayStation Network in the background. You’ll still need to have it installed if you want to go online, access Remote Play, or share any gameplay clips – but hopefully this should prevent any potential backlashes when the system’s servers inevitably get hammered.

The big question is: what are you planning to play while the firmware update downloads? Are you going to gun down a few Helghast in Killzone: Shadow Fall, or put your platforming skills to the test in Knack? Share your launch day plans in the comments section below.


User Comments (15)



InsertNameHere said:

I'm forced to wait until at least February, so I'll more than likely be playing Second Son while downloading the update.



Carl-G said:

Excellent News;) because I just wanted to jump straight into Killzone:SF Story mode + for non USA PS4 owners like me we might be able to(hopefully) download the update(to USB Stick) before the PS4 comes to us? I hope so because of course the internet will brake like it always does when something big comes out

  • i thought I might as well join this site after visiting for ages now & start to comment Best gaming site out there this is to


ztpayne7 said:

@Carl-G welcome Carl!

And I'm actually hoping the servers aren't too bad - I actually don't have any discs I'm planning on starting with at this point. I was just looking forward ot warframe day one... But maybe I'll consider something.



Carl-G said:

@ztpayne7 Thanks;)

I guess people will have to wait a bit if they just want to play online games 1st on their New PS4's, shame that really(i will hopefully be picking up the PS4 + KZ:SF(disc) + another DS4 Pad on day 1 for me) Yeah i hope the servers can take it. That is why i wasn't looking forward to doing a day 1 update really & hated the idea:D I hope it goes well anyway;)



Ps4all said:

@Carl-G Killzone will be my first game in the system as well. Also, happy to have you in the comments. I read a lot of other gaming sites but push square is the only one I comment on. The conversations here are great and respectful!



Carl-G said:


Yeah i can't wait to play KZ:SF. Always loved the KZ games. Thanks man;) Yeah this site seems always nice the past few months i have been reading it & good Articles to. I just got the SONY Xperia Z1 this week(& a PSVita) & did Twitter for the 1st time on my Z1 & added this site & saw this Article on Twitter so i thought i might as well sign up & be erm social a bit more:D Enjoy KZ:SF;)



DVS said:

Think I'll spend the time reading the instruction manual for the console and Killzone: SF. I know, I'm dull like that. : )



Gamer83 said:

300MB shouldn't take too long so I'll just wait it out. Not sure I really like the download while you play feature for updates. I'd rather have the console fully up to date before putting a game in. Killzone will definitely be the first one I play.



charlesnarles said:

I'm gonna play Watch Dogs and DriveClub. Jk... (actually was my original plan) I guess either KZ or BF4 would both do nicely as a first go. Prolly KZ for the story : ) Very exciting business!

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