Pre-Launch, as we recall, we were given a list of things the Playstation 4 could not do. Upon launch, we found out exactly what it could do. Some things, the gaming community was pretty upset about. Now, we are hearing rumors about what forthcoming things will be fixed in future patches.
As you have all probably figured out, the one thing that really gets me going is the HDMI recording issue. Sony has promised that a upcoming patch will include the ability to record game play using HDMI. Many in the industry believe that this is going to happen early 2014. I will be anxiously awaiting this update.
Support for playing MP3s. Although much less important to me, this is something that I can imagine myself actually using. I don’t want to pay for another music streaming solution. Yes, I pay for Pandora. I don’t like commercials. So, I am not really willing to pay Sony for the music unlimited feature. According to a recent video by boogie2988, Shuhei Yoshida promised boogie2988 that MP3 support and media streaming will also be included in an upcoming patch. However, if this feature never makes it, I won’t cry about it. At this point, if I want to listen to music while I am gaming, I will plug my iPhone into my Astro mixamp and stream it straight to my headphones. What is the time frame for this? Who knows.
I take time frames and feature promises like these with a grain of salt. It doesn’t matter if it is Sony, Microsoft, or some other manufacturer. They are going to do what they believe is best for their bottom line and what fits within their model and plan for their brand. As an example, if Sony’s plan is to push people to use their paid service (music unlimited), then they are less likely to allow you to stream your own music or MP3s. If Sony wants to control what you can and cannot share and stream, they are not going to allow recording via HDMI. Long story short, time will tell if these rumors come to fruition.
Of course, in my opinion, Sony should move quickly to release patches with these features. My opinion is worth nuts 🙂
Cheers for now