PS4 Firmware Updates Will Add Missing Features in the Future, Stresses Sony
Posted by Sammy Barker
Smells like system software updates
Sony appears to have taken your complaints about firmware updates from the previous generation a little too literally, as it is looking a little tardy with the PlayStation 4 right now. The next-gen console’s last major software overhaul deployed several weeks ago, and we haven’t heard a peep from the platform holder in the time since. That's because its operating system team’s been busy beavering away behind closed doors, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida assures.
“Our team has been working on it,” the affable executive told Kotaku when asked about the ‘friend-takes-over-your-game’ feature that was revealed at last year’s PlayStation Meeting press conference. “There are some things that we announced in February of last year that were not planned for the launch timeframe.” Sadly, the system’s suspend feature falls into the exact same category. “It’s not ready yet,” he reiterated.
So, when will it be ready? “I am asking the same question to my tech team every other week,” the likeable suit laughed. “Every day I get reminded by lots of people: 'Where is this? Where is that?' It's a great reminder for me.” The lesson here, then, is that if you’re waiting for a feature, it might be worth pestering one of the platform holder’s upper-ranking executives on Twitter. Just please remember to be polite with your messages.