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PS4 Update 2.50 “Yukimura” Preview: Suspend/Resume and More

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Scott McCarthy's Avatar Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 // Director, Product Planning & Software Innovation, SCEA

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While developing the PlayStation 4 system, our hardware and software teams relied on feedback from our community of developers. The result is the most innovative and forward-thinking gaming console in the market today. Since launch, PlayStation has continued that trend of listening to feedback by bringing some of the most highly requested features from the PlayStation Nation to PS4 with each of our system software updates. When we unveiled PS4 two years ago, we announced Suspend/Resume, a feature that would enable PS4 users to jump in and out of their games faster than ever. This has been a feature gamers have been excited about since then, and today I am honored to officially confirm that system software update 2.50, “Yukimura,” will soon deliver Suspend/Resume, as well as a number of other requested features to PS4.

Suspend/Resume, which will be supported by nearly all PS4 titles, will create an atmosphere where your games are immediately available at any time — just pick up your DualShock 4 wireless controller, hit the PS button and get right back into the action of your games. When it’s time to log off, simply put your PS4 in Rest Mode and when you power up the next time, you’ll start your game where you left off. Spend less time getting into your games and more time playing them.

Here are some of the other highly requested new features and changes coming soon in “Yukimura:”

  • Sub-account to Master account Upgrade: Users with a sub-account will now be able to upgrade to a master account directly from their PS4 when they turn 18, removing restrictions for chat, enabling users to fund their own wallet, make purchases and more. Currently, users can upgrade their sub-accounts online at https://account.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/.
  • Facebook Friend Search: Gamers globally have jumped into PS4 as a redefined social gaming experience and connecting with friends over the network is a huge part of what makes the PS4 community so special. PlayStation now lets you go even bigger by connecting with your Facebook friends on PS4 using your linked account. Search for Facebook friends who are PlayStation Network members and build on the foundation of Friends you already have in your list.
  • Remote Play & Share Play at 60 fps: For games that support 60 fps, the ability to customize the frame rate of Remote Play and Share Play will be added with “Yukimura.” Play to your bandwidth strengths and use this option to stream gameplay at 60 or 30 fps when using Remote Play or Share Play on supported devices.
  • Accessibility Options: “Yukimura” introduces a wide variety of options to make their PS4 entertainment experience even more accessible. Options include text to speech, enlarged text, bolder fonts, higher contrast UI, zoom for displayed pictures, invert colors on screen and more. Users will also be able to reassign buttons for DualShock 4, making it easier for users with limited manual dexterity or limited reach and strength to play.
  • Trophy Improvements: We have received a ton of feedback to improve Trophies. In “Yukimura,” a screenshot will automatically be captured at the moment a Trophy is earned, making it easier than ever for you to share your greatest gaming moments with your friends. We’re also adding more sorting options along with the new ability to remove games from the Trophy list that have 0% completion.
  • Share Video Clips to Dailymotion: When sharing standout PS4 moments via the Share button on DualShock 4, “Yukimura” will allow players to upload directly to Dailymotion.

Stay tuned for more information on “Yukimura” and, as always, let us know in the comments how we can continue to improve PS4 to make it the best place to play.

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+ cool_trainer on March 11th, 2015 at 5:01 pm said:

Nice.


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+ ajwilson55 on March 11th, 2015 at 5:03 pm said:

Excellent news. Those are a lot of welcome features, especially the suspend/resume and the 0% trophy removal. Thank you!


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    + Scott McCarthy on March 11th, 2015 at 5:16 pm said:

    You’re welcome! Thanks for your support and enthusiasm!


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+ madmanwithabox12 on March 11th, 2015 at 5:03 pm said:

Will there be a Vita update to go along with this?


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+ tundezzzzz on March 11th, 2015 at 5:03 pm said:

Nice, thanks for the update.


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+ Ftwrthtx on March 11th, 2015 at 5:03 pm said:

How about an actual release date?


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    + Scott McCarthy on March 11th, 2015 at 5:18 pm said:

    We’re in BETA, you know that means getting it right, then committing to a release date. We’ll be ready to announce a date soon.


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+ Sical10 on March 11th, 2015 at 5:03 pm said:

I really need to be able to clean my trophy list from games that just popped up once and/or by mistake. Also, if you could add the ability to regulate bandwidth with PS now, i would jump right in :) Keep it up!


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    + Justin Massongill on March 11th, 2015 at 5:06 pm said:

    Is this what you mean for the Trophy stuff? :)

    “We’re also adding more sorting options along with the new ability to remove games from the Trophy list that have 0% completion.”


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+ Painkiller360 on March 11th, 2015 at 5:05 pm said:

Please add a native Ustream and Twitch apps on PS4 and PS3


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    + Scott McCarthy on March 11th, 2015 at 5:22 pm said:

    Noted – we love Twitch and Ustream too, they are great partners.


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+ hockeykid2319 on March 11th, 2015 at 5:05 pm said:

Friend online/offline notifications? Bluetooth headset support?


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+ Darth_NODlike on March 11th, 2015 at 5:05 pm said:

How about the Spotify integration, or will that be through an app?


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+ Growler-Prowler on March 11th, 2015 at 5:06 pm said:

Forward thinking console? Can we have online friend alerts and DNLA?! Something your last console had th should’ve been present at launch!


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    + Scott McCarthy on March 11th, 2015 at 5:28 pm said:

    We want PS4 versions of these features, not a cut/ paste from last gen. Stay tuned.


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+ Sub-Zero on March 11th, 2015 at 5:06 pm said:

Need an appear offline feature. Sometimes I like to play solo. Also folder options I dont want my last ten played games.


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+ ClevelandKid9800 on March 11th, 2015 at 5:06 pm said:

Notifications for when friends come online and offline?


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+ Mega-Sackman on March 11th, 2015 at 5:07 pm said:

Fantastic news!!


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+ Alucard_VL on March 11th, 2015 at 5:07 pm said:

I really, really liked if you made an option to choose screenshot quality to pngs, or at least much higher quality. I don’t know why they have to be compressed so awfully in the first place: they make a game look very bad and because of them everyone thinks that ps4 has trashy graphics. Capture cards are very pricey.


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+ BroBuzz1 on March 11th, 2015 at 5:08 pm said:

Nice. Hoping for folders and the removal of the purchase button for games you own physically in the next update.


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+ Ricky_Andrade on March 11th, 2015 at 5:08 pm said:

They should have Emojis for texting…..


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+ EchoMarauder2 on March 11th, 2015 at 5:09 pm said:

I wish there were more profile avatars to choose from.


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    + Scott McCarthy on March 11th, 2015 at 5:38 pm said:

    That’s a good idea… What images do you want to see?!


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+ Ricky_Andrade on March 11th, 2015 at 5:09 pm said:

And Remote Play on all Android Devices….!


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+ mazda3sport on March 11th, 2015 at 5:10 pm said:

Nice, looking forward to this update.


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+ GISkid on March 11th, 2015 at 5:10 pm said:

What about trophy lists beyond 0%? Games with multiplayer trophies that no longer have multiplayer servers comes to mind. Also, games with 1% that I never have any intention to play again are just as annoying!


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+ xSTLx_LNKNPRKFN on March 11th, 2015 at 5:11 pm said:

HOW ABOUT “FRIEND IS ONLINE” NOTIFICTION?


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+ auron2 on March 11th, 2015 at 5:11 pm said:

” Users will also be able to reassign buttons for DualShock 4, making it easier for users with limited manual dexterity or limited reach and strength to play.”
Wow, wait. Does this mean we can actually force custom control settings into any game?
That would be cool.


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    + Scott McCarthy on March 11th, 2015 at 5:42 pm said:

    Not the primary intended purpose but yes you are correct!


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+ Mikey1123 on March 11th, 2015 at 5:11 pm said:

Love the update. I can’t wait to play at 60fps via remote play.


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+ xSTLx_LNKNPRKFN on March 11th, 2015 at 5:11 pm said:

HOW ABOUT “FRIEND IS ONLINE” NOTIFICATION?


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+ Kidsmoker on March 11th, 2015 at 5:12 pm said:

Any truth to the rumor of backing up to an external HDD? I’ve got a new internal HDD I want to install, but I’d rather do a straight backup than have to re-download almost 500GB of games.


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+ RCJI on March 11th, 2015 at 5:12 pm said:

Can we get an update to play videos from our external hard drives like the ps3 already does? Or the ability to stream from our wd external cloud devices?


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+ Shin-Ra on March 11th, 2015 at 5:13 pm said:

.PNG screenshots from the SHARE button would be nice. And easy sharing of those PNG’s to Flickr.


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+ poohty_t on March 11th, 2015 at 5:13 pm said:

ehh, suspend /resume bout the only thing here. The accessability options are nice for disabled gamers. Other than those two, i guess the share play info is nice, if i used it . But for how long we been waiting for an update, not that impressed really. I mean seriously , how hard is it to give us notifications when friends get on and offline? cant seem to squeeze that in anywhere .


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+ Dorsey64 on March 11th, 2015 at 5:14 pm said:

Add new release titles to PlayStation now rather rent than buy most of these new games coming out


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+ yaacov2606 on March 11th, 2015 at 5:14 pm said:

Great update really excited about 60 fps share and suspend/resume. Is there any chance the PS4 will get backwards capabilities for PS1/PS2 disc based or PSN purchased games?


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+ Dorsey64 on March 11th, 2015 at 5:14 pm said:

Add yearly subscriptions for PlayStation now


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+ KentoMaiku on March 11th, 2015 at 5:15 pm said:

I like how you add the ability to delete the 0% on the trophy list. what about the ones your friends decides to pop into your account got it?? that would help also!!


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+ soldierone on March 11th, 2015 at 5:15 pm said:

While everyone wants “online” alerts, I want the opposite. Can we please turn OFF alerts when we want to? So annoying watching netflix and my friends decide to join 10 parties every 5 minutes……


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    + Justin Massongill on March 11th, 2015 at 5:15 pm said:

    You can do that now! There’s a notifications section in your system settings.


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+ Chip1010 on March 11th, 2015 at 5:15 pm said:

I can’t say I’ve had any problems with how quickly my games load, but I understand that you have to constantly tinker with stuff or else people will yell at you for standing still. Just please take your time and make sure this mandatory update doesn’t put my console in a coma like the last one!


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    + Scott McCarthy on March 11th, 2015 at 5:46 pm said:

    Good note – that’s one of the reasons we are currently running a BETA.


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+ nordiques7995 on March 11th, 2015 at 5:15 pm said:

Hi, I’m looking forward to the Suspend/Resume game. And, do you think DNLA will be available to the PS4 soon. It was a real good features of the PS3 and I’m missing it on my PS4.

Thanks

Daniel


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    + Scott McCarthy on March 11th, 2015 at 5:47 pm said:

    Thanks for the question Daniel, see #10.


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+ Deathman63 on March 11th, 2015 at 5:15 pm said:

Hey Justin,
do you have some news about a Backup function? An answer would be really appreciated.


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+ Mr-interested on March 11th, 2015 at 5:16 pm said:

Features that I continue to patiently wait for:

DLNA support.

Video Chat with friends in party while playing game.

Friend notifications.

Folders.


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+ bball230 on March 11th, 2015 at 5:16 pm said:

DLNA Please we need this :(


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    + Scott McCarthy on March 11th, 2015 at 5:47 pm said:

    See #10 above…


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+ mastorofpuppetz on March 11th, 2015 at 5:16 pm said:

At least it’s something but ps4 is into year 2 and we still don’t have:

Friend Notifications
Play video or MP3’s from the hard drive
DLNA
External Hard drive support
Folders
Library and Ui is still a mess with little customization/organization
Custom Themes
No Go Offline option


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+ NeoLeech on March 11th, 2015 at 5:16 pm said:

How about the option to hide or disable the screenshot taken notification? It gets annoying when you want to take multiple screenshots in a row and you wind up capturing the icon. Also, quality options for captured screenshots and videos would be nice.


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+ BahumatIsBack on March 11th, 2015 at 5:16 pm said:

+ Justin Massongill on March 11th, 2015 at 5:06 pm said:

Is this what you mean for the Trophy stuff? :)

“We’re also adding more sorting options along with the new ability to remove games from the Trophy list that have 0% completion.”

No. Just no. Why would you limit it to 0%. Why would you limit it at all for that matter? What about IGC games that people gave a chance to, earned 1 or 2 trophies and decided they didn’t like the game and want it removed? What about people that want to do a second play through of their game and earn trophies all over again?

It sounds like you’ve set an arbitrary number to use a feature for that part, then it sounds like you’re forcing a feature that a lot of people won’t want with a picture being taken automatically with every trophy. I hope that can be turned off. A lot of people won’t have any use for showing off their trophies like that and it’ll just be hard drive clutter that we have to clean up by hand later on


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    + Scott McCarthy on March 11th, 2015 at 5:51 pm said:

    I am going to back Justin up on this one. 0% is really the only way to maintain the sanctity of PS Trophies, which we fiercely guard. Any other number would be arbitrary.


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+ Kashmir on March 11th, 2015 at 5:16 pm said:

Sounds like quite a substantial update! However I’d also like the ability to delete trophies individually, in particular for games in which I’ve earned just over 0% completion. Sometimes I’ll earn a trophy or two and say, this game isn’t for me. Oh well, I’m proud of Sony for following up on old promises.


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    + Scott McCarthy on March 11th, 2015 at 5:52 pm said:

    Thanks for the comment – see my reply in #41


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+ christopherkk on March 11th, 2015 at 5:17 pm said:

PS4 needs video chat!


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+ YouraFatty on March 11th, 2015 at 5:17 pm said:

Still no name change for North America.


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    + Scott McCarthy on March 11th, 2015 at 5:52 pm said:

    I can see why this would be important to you.


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+ Georgio_Mos1 on March 11th, 2015 at 5:18 pm said:

Can you guys make so we can add custom wallpapers to our home screen on the PS4? It would be kool if we could one day soon
Looking forward to the update


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    + Scott McCarthy on March 11th, 2015 at 5:53 pm said:

    Talk to me about that. You want to add your own image ‘a-la’ desktop wallpaper?


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+ JeRzYzFyNeSt on March 11th, 2015 at 5:19 pm said:

im cool with these feature but i want interesting features.. idk i just feel like the Xbox features appeal to me more idk what it is maybe the OS idk but i love my PS4


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    + Scott McCarthy on March 11th, 2015 at 5:58 pm said:

    Do a side by side of features that you really use and tell me what we are missing. I want to know. We look at this all day.


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+ JoGam on March 11th, 2015 at 5:20 pm said:

Can we please get Video Chat? It sucks that me and my friends have a PS4 camera since day one for video chat and we couldn’t do it. Honestly guys is that something we will get at a later date? I think its a missed opportunity not to have video chat.


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+ lele1620 on March 11th, 2015 at 5:20 pm said:

delete demos and trophies associated with them??? when will you add Google+ and instagram ??
it would be cool if we had the option to add all social networks to are ps4 feeds while on the pse4 other gaming stuff and be able to respond to post via the ps4 feed


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+ Elvick_ on March 11th, 2015 at 5:20 pm said:

Add the ability for us to rate games we have on disc, even if it requires the disc installed. It’d be great to finally be able to rate most of my games.

Viewing trophies without syncing would be nice. More stability in the trophies being pushed to the newsfeed would be nice too, because sometimes when I get a new game the first 5-8 trophies don’t get shared on the newsfeed at all. And that’s a bummer.

Great to see improvements to Remote Play, could you add system wide custom controls for Remote Play as well? That way we don’t have to rely on developers doing the mapping properly? Some games still use the default, with the rear touch. And that’s not nearly as good, in my opinion, as using the front touch. And some of those games don’t even remap a commonly used L2 to the L button… Which is just horrible.


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    + Scott McCarthy on March 11th, 2015 at 6:02 pm said:

    Thanks for the thoughtful and well articulated feedback. You are being heard.
    I will say that, without going into development speak, Remote Play does rest in the hands of devs to give them the freedom they need to give you the games you want. That said, got it.


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+ Josecitox on March 11th, 2015 at 5:20 pm said:

What about 60fps video recording, or improving the resolution at least. PS4 is the only console not able to take screenshots uncompressed too. Any future update on that?


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