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.