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Ryzza5

PS4 requires Day 1 software update, but you can grab the mobile app early

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Less than a month to go for the PS4 launch in some locations, and we've just heard that Harley will need to upgrade his woeful Internet connection so that he can download and install the 300MB software update in good time to enable features such as RemotePlay (for Vita) and also the Share button on the controller, which will allow him to record and upload gameplay highlights, or even LiveStream via the Twitch or UStream service. Other features enabled by the update are voice command and facial recognition (requires the PS Eye camera), and more importantly the 'play-as-you-download' ability powered by Gaikai's cloud technology.

 

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But wait, there's more. The patch also enables multiple-account logins, BluRay and DVD support, custom background music while gaming, and Party Chat. Before we all give Sony flak for the magnitude of features that are dependent on this update, it's worth considering that the likely reason for this is to prevent unwanted early feature reveals or reviews from those who are privileged to gain access to early demo units (i.e. store owners). Same thing happened with the Wii U, and we already know that the Xbox One and Forza 5 both will require day one patches.

 

The only noticeable feature that won't be making an appearance at launch is the suspend/resume feature, so Harley will have to save his gameplay and turn the console off manually until Sony release another update. That's assuming he hasn't already cancelled his preorder by now. :p

 

 

The rest of us will be able to check out Sony's 'second screen' PlayStation app for Android and IOS on November 13 for USA, or November 22 for Europe. While Harley will be able to use it as a basic controller for his console, the rest of us with PSN accounts can benefit from it's social features by comparing trophies, sending messages, editing profiles, posting status updates, and of course - buying games.

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