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Next PS4 firmware update 1.8 this week?

The next PS4 firmware update will likely be version 1.8 and we wanted to remind our gamer readers about a rumor pointing to a release date around Gamescom, especially considering the event in Cologne takes place over the next week. The PS4 1.8 update will bring some major changes and will be what the majority want rather than another minor version.

We touched on the possibility of v1.75 being the last firmware until the PS4 1.80 update arrived and our article towards the end of July revealed how welcoming the majority of you were to this outcome. The desires for new features did vary a lot, although one of the most popular requests seems to be external hard drive support.

Gamecom 2014 has a start date for press on August 13, and everyone else can get involved from August 14-17. Last year, Gamecom saw well over 300,000 visitors and this was helped by the introduction of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

During the event this year you’ll be able to discover new worlds and see what the future holds for gaming on a new generation.

The details we received from a credible source pointed to the next PS4 1.8 firmware update releasing in August, although it seems natural for Sony to target such a big update around one of 2014’s biggest European gaming events. If this happens sooner rather than later this month, then there’s every chance we have a matter of days considering the event kicks off on Wednesday.

Will external hard drive support be your most wanted change with PS4 firmware update 1.8, or is there something more important to you? Whatever happens, we are days away from the next major update and not weeks. This firmware will obviously be bringing a long list of changes as well, so we’ll be sure to share the full release notes when they arrive.

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Alejandro Gonzalez
Alejandro Gonzalez

Also, an HBO Go app. I can’t for the life of me understand why it’s taken them so long to create one.

Alejandro Gonzalez
Alejandro Gonzalez

I don’t just want DLNA support, I want the ability to play local files off a flash drive. I’ve never been a huge fan of media servers. I use my PS3 just as much as my 4 just for the ability to watch shows/movies off USB.

Ta'i Ngatokorua
Ta'i Ngatokorua

I don’t even care about MP3 or DNLA support any more. I want folders and dashboard customization more since I have like 40+ games that I have to spend a while going through to get to the one I want. Other than that, I don’t see the big deal in Sony not updating as much. As far as I know, the PS4 was fine as is and didn’t really need any updates in my opinion. I just like to throw a game on and play. If I need to listen to music, there’s music unlimited which costs next to nothing… Read more »

TomDobo
TomDobo

I’m disappointed in the PS4 updates so far. Xbox One update have been far superior. Luckily enough I own both.

gman279
gman279

Huh sound like another empty update again. Shame xbox one already has perfect external hard drive avalable and continues ti get real updated.

Roger Joseph
Roger Joseph

For the love of gawd stop saying mp3 support.Who cares. It’s like an out of tune drumbeat. DLNA support makes more sense since most of us have movies we would like to stream. PS Vita management/backup make sense too. Similar to what psp had on PS3. On PS3 you can download vita games and have the vita transfer them off. Pause/resume of games. Removal of the prompts every time you switch apps. More multitasking. On the Xbox one running twitch at the same time as playing your game is sweet. Skype video call while you play is nice. All these… Read more »

Kfir Borba
Kfir Borba

We want real changes! DLNA & MP3!!! we can wait for convenience such as folders, notifications and even external HD is something we can manage without till next update…

jeremiah
jeremiah

What about dashboard customization? Notifications for when your friends are online and the option to switch the notifications back on the right side of the screen? It gets in the way of the hud on almost all of the games

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