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

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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 said:

March 11th, 5:01 pm

Nice.

ajwilson55 said:

March 11th, 5:03 pm

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 said:

    March 11th, 5:16 pm

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

madmanwithabox12 said:

March 11th, 5:03 pm

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

tundezzzzz said:

March 11th, 5:03 pm

Nice, thanks for the update.

Ftwrthtx said:

March 11th, 5:03 pm

How about an actual release date?

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    Scott McCarthy said:

    March 11th, 5:18 pm

    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.

Sical10 said:

March 11th, 5:03 pm

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 said:

    March 11th, 5:06 pm

    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.”

Painkiller360 said:

March 11th, 5:05 pm

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

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    Scott McCarthy said:

    March 11th, 5:22 pm

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

hockeykid2319 said:

March 11th, 5:05 pm

Friend online/offline notifications? Bluetooth headset support?

Darth_NODlike said:

March 11th, 5:05 pm

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

Growler-Prowler said:

March 11th, 5:06 pm

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 said:

    March 11th, 5:28 pm

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

Sub-Zero said:

March 11th, 5:06 pm

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

ClevelandKid9800 said:

March 11th, 5:06 pm

Notifications for when friends come online and offline?

Mega-Sackman said:

March 11th, 5:07 pm

Fantastic news!!

Alucard_VL said:

March 11th, 5:07 pm

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.

BroBuzz1 said:

March 11th, 5:08 pm

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

Ricky_Andrade said:

March 11th, 5:08 pm

They should have Emojis for texting…..

EchoMarauder2 said:

March 11th, 5:09 pm

I wish there were more profile avatars to choose from.

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    Scott McCarthy said:

    March 11th, 5:38 pm

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

Ricky_Andrade said:

March 11th, 5:09 pm

And Remote Play on all Android Devices….!

mazda3sport said:

March 11th, 5:10 pm

Nice, looking forward to this update.

GISkid said:

March 11th, 5:10 pm

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!

xSTLx_LNKNPRKFN said:

March 11th, 5:11 pm

HOW ABOUT “FRIEND IS ONLINE” NOTIFICTION?

auron2 said:

March 11th, 5:11 pm

” 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 said:

    March 11th, 5:42 pm

    Not the primary intended purpose but yes you are correct!

Mikey1123 said:

March 11th, 5:11 pm

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

xSTLx_LNKNPRKFN said:

March 11th, 5:11 pm

HOW ABOUT “FRIEND IS ONLINE” NOTIFICATION?

Kidsmoker said:

March 11th, 5:12 pm

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.

RCJI said:

March 11th, 5:12 pm

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?

Shin-Ra said:

March 11th, 5:13 pm

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

poohty_t said:

March 11th, 5:13 pm

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 .

Dorsey64 said:

March 11th, 5:14 pm

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

yaacov2606 said:

March 11th, 5:14 pm

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?

Dorsey64 said:

March 11th, 5:14 pm

Add yearly subscriptions for PlayStation now

KentoMaiku said:

March 11th, 5:15 pm

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!!

soldierone said:

March 11th, 5:15 pm

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 said:

    March 11th, 5:15 pm

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

Chip1010 said:

March 11th, 5:15 pm

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 said:

    March 11th, 5:46 pm

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

nordiques7995 said:

March 11th, 5:15 pm

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 said:

    March 11th, 5:47 pm

    Thanks for the question Daniel, see #10.

Deathman63 said:

March 11th, 5:15 pm

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

Mr-interested said:

March 11th, 5:16 pm

Features that I continue to patiently wait for:

DLNA support.

Video Chat with friends in party while playing game.

Friend notifications.

Folders.

bball230 said:

March 11th, 5:16 pm

DLNA Please we need this :(

mastorofpuppetz said:

March 11th, 5:16 pm

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

NeoLeech said:

March 11th, 5:16 pm

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.

BahumatIsBack said:

March 11th, 5:16 pm

+ 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 said:

    March 11th, 5:51 pm

    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.

Kashmir said:

March 11th, 5:16 pm

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 said:

    March 11th, 5:52 pm

    Thanks for the comment – see my reply in #41

christopherkk said:

March 11th, 5:17 pm

PS4 needs video chat!

YouraFatty said:

March 11th, 5:17 pm

Still no name change for North America.

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    Scott McCarthy said:

    March 11th, 5:52 pm

    I can see why this would be important to you.

Georgio_Mos1 said:

March 11th, 5:18 pm

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 said:

    March 11th, 5:53 pm

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

JeRzYzFyNeSt said:

March 11th, 5:19 pm

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 said:

    March 11th, 5:58 pm

    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.

JoGam said:

March 11th, 5:20 pm

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.

lele1620 said:

March 11th, 5:20 pm

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

Elvick_ said:

March 11th, 5:20 pm

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 said:

    March 11th, 6:02 pm

    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.

Josecitox said:

March 11th, 5:20 pm

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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