We have some very good news for those of you with an Xbox One now. Microsoft has just sent out details on some features that will be included in the highly anticipated Xbox One August 2014 update.
We can tell you that one of the features on the list is confirmed Xbox One 3D Blu-Ray support which will be arriving at last. This is somewhat remarkable given that Sony helped to create the technology for the PS3, but bizarrely there is still no PS4 3D Blu-Ray support at the time of writing.
Microsoft’s August update is now going to pile the pressure on Sony to deliver on a feature that should have been included as one of the main features when the PS4 first launched last year.
Confirmation can be seen from Major Nelson below for those that need it.
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) July 19, 2014
Can you believe that a Sony-based feature is arriving on Xbox One before PS4 when all of the recent talk was about when Sony plans to offer it for PS4? Now Microsoft come out of nowhere, adding 3D Blu-Ray support without any fanfare and it does make you wonder what is keeping Sony from bringing the feature to their customers.
We’ve also seen feedback on social media from many of you with both consoles who are now saying that you’ll use your Xbox One primarily over PS4 solely due to the fact that Microsoft is offering 3D Blu-Ray support and Sony isn’t.
There’s no Xbox One August update release date just yet, but expect more details to be unveiled in the coming days. For now, give us your reaction that Microsoft will be offering 3D Blu-Ray support before Sony.
Do you agree that Sony now finds themselves in a somewhat embarrassing position, or do you think it’s great news actually since it will make Sony act faster to bring the feature to PS4?
Also See: PS4 5.50 update notes for March 8