How is your experience on PS4 at the moment? Sony has just delivered a new software update with the PS4 1.72 patch, but unfortunately it didn’t add any new functionality. Looking ahead at the forthcoming PS4 1.73 update, do you think there is a chance that Sony will finally come good on some of the missing PS4 features?
It almost seems bizarre that PS4 owners are at a stage where they paid $399 for their next-gen machine but can’t insert a 3D Blu-Ray into it for playback. It’s even more bizarre when you take into account that the last-gen PS3 can offer this without a second thought.
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It seems like a really simple feature for Sony to provide, but for some reason it is still eluding gamers. We can already see that the wait is getting to some – just take a look at some of the rage on Twitter about the lack of 3D Blu-Ray support.
@yosp when are 3D blu-Ray capabilities being enabled on the PS4?? I think its ridiculous the PS3 did this and the PS4 doesn't
— Brandon G. (@Womanizer2011) July 1, 2014
really tempted to sell my PS4. No 3d blu ray, no playing media off of USB and no working with my @logitech remote. All can be done on a PS3.
— Ian Drake (@idrake76) July 1, 2014
Of course, that is just one missing feature from a whole catalogue that should have been available at launch. The fact that there is no native PS4 YouTube app is also a bit disturbing, although Sony may be taking the extra time to ensure that it plays nice with ShareFactory – which would be a logical bet.
Looking elsewhere, MP3 support, DLNA, Audio CD, custom themes are all still missing. Two big features which Sony advertised before gamers paid their money – Friends taking over your PS4 games for support, putting a game in sleep mode and continuing from the moment you left it are missing too.
Sony are running out of time we feel to provide some of the more basic missing features. We don’t want to get to a stage where a year has passed since the launch of the PS4, but all of these features are still missing – that won’t look good at all.
It’s an amazing console with amazing potential, but get a move on Sony before fans such as above really take drastic measures. What missing PS4 feature are you still waiting to see after buying the console at launch?
PS4 1.73 is next – are you hopeful of receiving something good?