PS4 Requires Day One Patch for Key Features

October 25, 2013 | By | No Comments


Sony announced on their official blog that version 1.50 of the PlayStation 4′s operating system is being released side-by-side with the system on launch day, November 15th. This 300mb download is required if consumers wish to access some of the most important features of the PS4. These include…

  • Remote Play – The ability to play most PS4 games remotely on the PlayStation Vita via PS Link
  • Second Screen – Using the PS Vita and the PS Link app, or a smartphone/tablet with the PlayStation App to interact with select games
  • Record, take screenshots, and upload gameplay effortlessly – Using the Share button on the DualShock 4 to share gameplay footage and/or screenshots with friends, initially on Facebook and Twitter
  • Broadcast and spectate gameplay – Broadcasting or spectating gameplay via Ustream or
  • Play as you download – The ability to play digital titles after only a portion has downloaded, while the title continues to download in the background during play
  • Multi log-in – Allows four unique users to sign on to their PSN account on a single PS4 at one time, earning their own trophies and using their own save files
  • Party (Voice chat) – Chatting with up to 8 people on their PS4 or Vita with the included mono headset
  • Face recognition and voice commands – Using the PlayStation Camera for facial recognition and voice commands. The included mono headset can also be used for voice commands
  • Background music player – Using the Music Unlimited service to listen to music in-game or during voice chat
  • Online Multiplayer – Playing games online with other players (but you probably knew about that)
  • Blu-ray Disc and DVD player – The patch will activate the ability to watch Blu-Rays and DVDs on the PS4

Sony also confirmed that Suspend/Resume mode, the ability to keep the system in a low power state and quickly return back to a game, is not available at launch. The company plans to announce when the feature can be expected at a later date.