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Rumour: Is Sony Pumping Up the Volume with a PS4 Music Player?

Posted by Sammy Barker

Turn it up

A basic music player is arguably one of the greatest oversights on the PlayStation 4 right now. Sony has admitted in interviews that it didn’t anticipate the outrage regarding the system’s inability to play MP3s, and stressed that it would work hard to rectify the issue in a future firmware update. Fortunately, it looks like it may already have a solution in the pipeline, as Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has been pictured testing out an application presumably designed for audio.

Showing up in the outspoken executive's recent activities list, a slew of snooping players spotted that the luminary was playing around with a piece of software named 'Music Player Demo'. Historically, unannounced apps like this tend to get hidden from player profiles, but we’re assuming that someone forgot to change the code. Even more interestingly, a second screenshot lists the hypothetical music player as a “Bungie Internal Beta”. Confused? Yeah, so are we.

There are two possibilities as far as we’re concerned: the music player label is merely cover for an impending Destiny beta, or all of the secret software that Yoshida’s running through his personal account is causing the system to glitch. We’re going to assume that it’s the latter that’s prompting problems, and if that is the case, then there’s a good chance that you’ll be rocking out to Avril Lavigne’s latest hit single while sampling Bungie’s hotly anticipated first-person shooter relatively soon.


User Comments (8)



ztpayne7 said:

I think the real takeaways from this are that he only has 431 friends and that he is the worlds greatest dad.



Carl-G said:

I wanted to be his friend but not got a reply from him Oh well i still love him tho + i don't by this 'we didn't think anyone wanted MP3 playback, line'?!?! Hmm, very odd.



ShogunRok said:

I'd love a music player just so I can slap my MP3 player (which is Sony brand, might I add) into a USB port and listen to my music in game.

Imagine beating Man United 7-0 with Liverpool in FIFA 14 while listening to The Black Keys, @get2sammyb! Glorious.



charlesnarles said:

@ShogunRok after Attack & Release I lost all respect for the BKs. They pulled a Jack White. I used to play N64 and listen to Green Day and the Offspring bwahaha.

I don't know if I should feel good or bad that my trophy level is lower than the full-time executive



SomeDude73 said:

It's a pre Alpha play test of Destiny. I'm in it and that's how the DL is titled.

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