PS4 1.71 update necessity from Sony

After initially reporting that the PS4 1.71 update could go live shortly after PS4 1.70, it looks like Sony has other ideas and intend to keep anxious owners waiting a little longer.

PS4 1.70 was a major update for the system at last and finally brought some new functionality for users to enjoy. Unfortunately though the update also caused some problems at the same time with many expecting a quick fix with the PS4 1.71 firmware update.

One of these issues involves a lack of PS4 vibration from the DualShock 4 controller, which strangely appears to be absent now upon bootup with some systems. It can be switched back on manually, but since it wasn’t happening on previous versions we’re guessing it wasn’t intended.

Personally, we can also see that the PS4 is still ejecting discs automatically on 1.71. We know it isn’t happening to everyone but after placing our own unit vertically it happened again once and can be quite irritating when it occurs during the night.

In terms of new features though, we don’t expect much from Sony with PS4 1.71 – We think bug fixes will be the main flavor of the month. Then again, E3 2014 is right around the corner and it would be nice if Sony have left some surprises for PS4 owners with some bonus features in celebration of the annual event.

We want to know your experiences as a PS4 owner right now. What new features would you like to see on your console next and also what bug fixes would you like to see with the next PS4 1.71 update? Are you still waiting for simple things like a PS4 DLNA patch, MP3 support and PS4 3D Blu-Ray playback?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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