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PS4 Firmware Update 1.62 Will Improve Your Console's Operation Quality

Posted by Kell Andersen

Whatever that means

If you were hoping that the days of frequent and annoyingly vague firmware updates would be a thing of the past now that we've entered the next generation, you'd unfortunately be wrong, as Sony has just announced the release of PlayStation 4 firmware update v1.62. The platform holder describes the benefits of the patch as follows: "Operation quality during use of some PS4 software has been improved."

We haven't the first idea what that might mean in the grand scheme of things, but we're always glad to hear that things are improving. Thankfully, waiting for the tweaks to download is a thing of the past, with the PS4 allowing you to download those pesky patches while the system sits idly in standby mode. You can learn how to exploit that nifty trick through here. Are you a fan of the Japanese giant's strict firmware regiment? Give us an update in the comments section below.


User Comments (21)



Shaolin said:

I love updates and improvements! Keep 'em coming, I say. Oh and thanks Kell for the analysis because it's really handy to know what these patches are actually doing, even when it's the standard "software has been improved".



thedevilsjester said:

I don't know why people constantly whine about this. I love to see that my system is being improved in some way. To me an update is a great thing. The more the merrier. I would, however, like a changelog that isn't so vauge...



get2sammyb said:

It's not really a problem on the PS4 anymore because the system deals with this stuff so well. However, I think people are just getting a bit restless for the next 'big' update at this point, so this totally vague one is a bit of disappointment.



MadchesterManc said:

@thedevilsjester A more detailed changelog would be a godsend I agree. "Operation quality during use of some PS4 software has been improved." may not even be game related at all as it could be referring to apps instead.



thedevilsjester said:

@MadchesterManc I think the problem lies with the fact that a more detailed log would be counter productive. You have the people that would be utterly confused by it and the people that would see such a big log and immediately assume that the system is garbage if it has so many bugs that need fixing. The amount of people that fall into a third category, that both understand what it the logs mean and realize that an entire OS is bound to have thousands of potential bugs, is too small to matter. As a developer, I love changelogs. I like to see the work being put into fixing things and I like to try and find if issues I had personally have been fixed, and a log that says "Fixed things" hardly helps!



Jaz007 said:

I'm still waiting for the day I can turn off the system mid-game, and then turn it on at the exact same place. I was hoping that they would release near Second Son, but I guess that probably won't happen. I mean c'mon, they told us about that feature at the PS4 reveal.



The-Madness said:

You can never go wrong with updates just as long it is a step forward and not a step backwards.



Ginkgo said:

Updates are good and definitely not annoying on the PS4. Just give me more UI features already.



FullbringIchigo said:

just waiting for a update that will let us use external hdd to install games (the Wii U can do it so there is no reason the PS4 shouldn't be able to) and one to let us archive twitch streams then it will be perfect



thedevilsjester said:

@rastamadeus I doubt it will take more than a few more months. Suspending a game was one of the major features that Sony announced about the PS4. It was not until we neared release that they said it would not be ready at launch. Likely Sony is working on a "big" patch, one that brings new features and functionality to the OS, and these little patches are just hotfixes. When the first big patch hits the PS4, I would be surprised if it did not contain this functionality.



Tragedy15 said:

Always glad to hear there's performance upgrades in an update. However, I also hate not knowing exactly what it is that's being updated. To be honest though, I think I would much rather have YouTube video sharing enabled, but like I said, performance upgrades are always acceptable in my opinion.



GHO5T-08-12-80 said:

Hopefully in the next patch we will be allowed to play music on the console with mp3 compatibility



Tasuki said:

I don't mind the updates its nice to know that they are always working on the performance of the system or fixing bugs. And since I always have my PS4 on standby mode I dont have to worry about wasting my precious game time downloading patches and what not.



iSillyBoiJudas said:

I like seeing updates just to know that my PS4 is getting better. But I would like to see a more specific description.



Gamer83 said:

On PS3 the updates annoyed me to no end, on PS4, couldn't care less, as @get2sammyb pointed out, the console takes care of the updates much better. I do wish there were some better updates, but I can overlook the fairly frequent nature of them lately since it gets done so quickly.

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