• PS3 Hacks, PS4 Hacks , 25.10.2013

    Sony have posted some information on what Firmware 1.50 will contain when the PS4 is released:

     

     

    The system software update 1.50 is approximately 300 MB, and will include the following features:

    • Remote Play
      Users will be able to access PS4 titles displayed on their living room TVs and play them on a PS Vita system over Wi-Fi networks by using PS4 Link (Depending on network environment or titles, remote play performance may vary outside of the home). We anticipate that most PS4 titles will be playable on the PS Vita system through Remote Play. The latest PS Vita system software version, to be released soon, will be required to use PS4 Link.
    • Second Screen
      Users can use the PS4 Link application for the PS Vita system, and PlayStation App for iPhone, iPad, and Android-based smartphones and tablets, to use these devices as second screens in supported titles. PlayStation App has the ability to enable users to interact with games with their mobiles devices. For example on The Playroom, a title pre-installed in all PS4 systems that requires PlayStation Camera, users can draw pictures on their mobile device screens and flick them towards the TV. The images then appear as a 3D object within the game.
    • Record, take screenshots, and upload gameplay effortlessly
      The PS4 system provides dedicated, “always on” video encoding systems that enables seamless uploading of gameplay. Users can share their epic triumphs by simply hitting the Share button on DualShock 4, take screenshots or scan through the last 15 minutes of gameplay, tag it and return to the game – the video uploads as the user plays. At the PS4 system’s launch, users will be able to share their images and videos with friends on Facebook and screenshots with followers on Twitter, though users will need to sign up for individual accounts to use Facebook and Twitter.
    • Broadcast and spectate gameplay
      The PS4 system also enhances social spectating by enabling users to broadcast their gameplay in real-time to game fans around the globe, using Ustream and Twitch live internet streaming services (users will need to sign up for individual accounts to use Ustream and Twitch). There are two ways for users to view live broadcasts. First, the Live from PlayStation application on PS4 aggregates streams from all PlayStation users. Second, users can spectate friends’ PS4 gameplay from PCs, and applications such as Ustream, Twitch, and browsers, which are installed on their mobile devices. These applications can be easily started up via PlayStation App, and users can also use these applications to post comments to gameplay broadcasts. Furthermore, users with PlayStation Camera can stream camera images and microphone sounds along with their live gameplay broadcast.
    • Play as you download
      This feature enables users to play supported digital titles as they are being downloaded. The time it takes to begin playing will vary depending on game data size and network environments, and not all titles will support this feature When a game is purchased, users can start playing after PS4 downloads a portion of the data, while the rest of the game is downloaded in the background during actual gameplay. Games may be downloaded in stand-by mode.
    • Multi log-in
      A maximum of four users can log-in to a single PS4 system simultaneously. These players can use their own save data to play games, and also earn trophies on their own Sony Entertainment Network accounts even when playing a multiplayer game together on a single PS4 system.
    • Party (Voice chat)
      By using the Mono Headset bundled with the PS4 system, users will be able to chat with up to eight friends enjoying different applications or games. Furthermore, users can use Party to chat between PS4 and PS Vita systems.
    • Face recognition and voice commands
      Users with PlayStation Camera will be able to register their facial image onto their PS4 system, and login to their system using facial recognition instead of DualShock 4. Furthermore, users can use either the microphone of the Mono Head set connected to DualShock 4, or PlayStation Camera to navigate through the PS4 home screen (PlayStation Dynamic Menu) with voice commands to start up games and shutdown the system, among other features; please refer to PS4′s online manual for recognizable voice commands.
    • Background music player
      Users can enjoy gameplay while listening to music in the background with Music Unlimited, a cloud-based digital music service. Users can also voice chat with friends while listening to music. Learn more about Music Unlimited here (LINK: http://www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/music-unlimited/why-music-unlimited/).
    • Online Multiplayer
      PlayStation Plus members will be able to play PS4 titles online with other players via the network. PS Plus makes it easy for members to join available online multiplayer matches in a variety of ways, including the ability to easily join a game from a live stream broadcast or Party voice chats.
    • Blu-ray Disc and DVD player
      Users can enjoy not only gaming on their PS4 system, but also Blu-ray and DVD video contents. When using for the first time, users must connect to the internet to activate this feature.

    Some features will not be available at launch, such as “suspend/resume mode” which is a feature that keeps the PS4 system in a low power state and promptly takes users back to their game. We will provide additional information about system software update version 1.50 and features available at the PS4 system’s launch, and features that will be available after launch, in the near future.

     

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  • 42 Comments

    1. Zer01ne
      10-25-2013
      11:27 AM
      1

      One more time Sony lies "All title will be playable on Vita" and now the firmware said "We anticipate that most PS4 titles will be playable on the PS Vita" like said on the PS3 for the PSP !
      Congratulations !

    2. Lusanagi
      10-25-2013
      11:33 AM
      2

      "Multi log-in
      A maximum of four users can log-in to a single PS4 system simultaneously. These players can use their own save data to play games, and also earn trophies on their own Sony Entertainment Network accounts even when playing a multiplayer game together on a single PS4 system."
      Finally! This is one of the features I've always envied from the X360, and they should do the same for PS3 (you can log in 12 different accounts on Resistance 2, but the trophies only go to player 1 =X )

    3. stuck?
      10-25-2013
      11:42 AM
      3

      I'm with @Lusanagi on the hoorayiness of multi-user login. Not that I'm getting a ps4 any time soon but that's definitely a good addition.

      HOWEVER, I'm kind of distraught over this:


      • Blu-ray Disc and DVD player
        Users can enjoy not only gaming on their PS4 system, but also Blu-ray and DVD video contents. When using for the first time, users must connect to the internet to activate this feature.

      So you CAN'T play Bluray and DVD's OUT OF THE BOX. Gigantic fail in my opinion. I realize (basically) everybody is online now and it's easy peasy to download an "activation", but 'common (unless I grossly misunderstood the statement...)

    4. GregoryRasputin
      10-25-2013
      11:52 AM
      4

      Originally Posted by stuck?
      I'm with @Lusanagi on the hoorayiness of multi-user login. Not that I'm getting a ps4 any time soon but that's definitely a good addition.

      HOWEVER, I'm kind of distraught over this:


      • Blu-ray Disc and DVD player
        Users can enjoy not only gaming on their PS4 system, but also Blu-ray and DVD video contents. When using for the first time, users must connect to the internet to activate this feature.

      So you CAN'T play Bluray and DVD's OUT OF THE BOX. Gigantic fail in my opinion. I realize (basically) everybody is online now and it's easy peasy to download an "activation", but 'common (unless I grossly misunderstood the statement...)
      Didn't even noticed that O.o
      That sucks for people who don't have the internet and a stupid move by Sony.

    5. tjhooker73
      10-25-2013
      12:04 PM
      5

      Originally Posted by GregoryRasputin
      Didn't even noticed that O.o
      That sucks for people who don't have the internet and a stupid move by Sony.
      Well at least its in the firmware.
      I guess its kinda bad but most people that can afford the ps4 will have internet or someway to connect.
      People still use DVDs? Jk but really DVDs...

      Sent from my HTC One X Running PACman ROM

    6. JonahUK
      10-25-2013
      12:06 PM
      6

      [MENTION=116222]stuck?[/MENTION] & [MENTION=7773]GregoryRasputin[/MENTION], AACS key thing maybe? That should be possible in the FW itself though (as it is on the PS3).

    7. GregoryRasputin
      10-25-2013
      12:08 PM
      7

      Originally Posted by tjhooker73
      Well at least its in the firmware.
      I guess its kinda bad but most people that can afford the ps4 will have internet or someway to connect.
      You are making the same assumptions as Sony.

      Originally Posted by tjhooker73
      People still use DVDs? Jk but really DVDs...
      Plenty of people still use DVD's...

    8. tjhooker73
      10-25-2013
      12:14 PM
      8

      Originally Posted by GregoryRasputin
      You are making the same assumptions as Sony.


      Plenty of people still use DVD's...
      Well its not a bad assumption. But they should have had it unlocked. Perhaps in 1.55

      Sent from my HTC One X Running PACman ROM

    9. GregoryRasputin
      10-25-2013
      12:53 PM
      9

      Originally Posted by JonahUK
      @stuck? & @GregoryRasputin, AACS key thing maybe? That should be possible in the FW itself though (as it is on the PS3).

      Not sure, i just dont understand why they dont include it in the firmware.
      Perhaps its to keep tabs of how many people actually activate it.
      SACD and something else also to be activated on the PS3

    10. tech3475
      10-25-2013
      01:17 PM
      10

      Makes me wonder how much they rushed the firmware.

      In regards to ODD media playback, if I was to be less cynical it could just be that they hadn't fully complete it and it's literally the media player.

      Still, Sony should really be offering people the ability to get a preloaded update disc for free for launch time buyers since the presumption that everyone has an internet connection is a bad one, same goes for MS with the Xbone when you consider Forza 5 and the 24 hour check.

    11. DjKlown
      10-25-2013
      01:26 PM
      11

      I for one will be gettin a ps4 . Just so I can play legit online again. Its funby they advertsie all the stuff that the ps3 shoild have had.. ie bg music voice chat. Etc even all od them at the same time...

    12. tjhooker73
      10-25-2013
      01:27 PM
      12

      Originally Posted by GregoryRasputin
      Not sure, i just dont understand why they dont include it in the firmware.
      Perhaps its to keep tabs of how many people actually activate it.
      SACD and something else also to be activated on the PS3
      Some divx stuff. WMV videos and such.

      Sent from my HTC One X Running PACman ROM

    13. tjhooker73
      10-25-2013
      01:28 PM
      13

      Originally Posted by tech3475
      Makes me wonder how much they rushed the firmware.

      In regards to ODD media playback, if I was to be less cynical it could just be that they hadn't fully complete it and it's literally the media player.

      Still, Sony should really be offering people the ability to get a preloaded update disc for free for launch time buyers since the presumption that everyone has an internet connection is a bad one, same goes for MS with the Xbone when you consider Forza 5 and the 24 hour check.
      A lot of the ms games need internet for that cloud computing crap.

      Sent from my HTC One X Running PACman ROM

    14. tech3475
      10-25-2013
      01:34 PM
      14

      Originally Posted by tjhooker73
      A lot of the ms games need internet for that cloud computing crap.

      Sent from my HTC One X Running PACman ROM
      AFAIK this includes offline content, not just "THE POWER OF THE CLOUD!" BS.

    15. zebular
      10-25-2013
      04:08 PM
      15

      wonder how many exploits could be found pre firmware update....

    16. GregoryRasputin
      10-25-2013
      04:11 PM
      16

      Originally Posted by zebular
      wonder how many exploits have been found pre firmware update....
      Fixed ....

    17. zebular
      10-25-2013
      04:14 PM
      17

      Originally Posted by GregoryRasputin
      Fixed ....
      Touche... I'm really looking forward to being able to multi boot a PS4 into game mode along with linux and windows. How great would it be to make a PS4 not only a PC but a make shift steam box as well lol.

    18. phantomdibb
      10-25-2013
      04:41 PM
      18

      1.55 which will require the Internet to download, defeating the whole point of it not being included in the launch firmware.

      EDIT: I also scanned thought and someone said something about the cloud gaming, thats going to go well isnt it lol. Any one played GTA 5 lately, isnt that part cloud based? WOW!!!

    19. OoZic
      10-25-2013
      04:44 PM
      19

      I want pictures, no tekst ...

    20. ultimatepump
      10-25-2013
      06:03 PM
      20

      So.... I bet the ps4 CFW clock will be ticking soon.

    21. gingerbread
      10-25-2013
      06:54 PM
      21

      So in PS4 no more offline firmware update? You can't download firmware from sony's site?

    22. musashiro
      10-25-2013
      07:03 PM
      22

      A few moments later..

      Users be like

      "Gimme cfw for ps4.. i want jailbreak. How can i jailbreak this.. gimme ps4 iso "

      Haha..

    23. tjhooker73
      10-25-2013
      07:18 PM
      23

      Originally Posted by phantomdibb
      1.55 which will require the Internet to download, defeating the whole point of it not being included in the launch firmware.

      EDIT: I also scanned thought and someone said something about the cloud gaming, thats going to go well isnt it lol. Any one played GTA 5 lately, isnt that part cloud based? WOW!!!
      Not that kind of cloud though. On Xbox one textures and some other stuff will be loaded from the stupid cloud computing stuff.

      Sent from my HTC One X Running PACman ROM

    24. PsxPwn
      10-25-2013
      08:09 PM
      24

      I would update if I had a PS4. 20 more days until the launch seems so far away.

    25. stomp_442
      10-25-2013
      11:26 PM
      25

      Originally Posted by tjhooker73
      People still use DVDs? Jk but really DVDs...

      Sent from my HTC One X Running PACman ROM
      Not everybody is a city dweller, and high speed internet also is not an option. Out here in farm land, DVD players and Blockbuster still live.

    26. Nimation
      10-26-2013
      02:03 AM
      26

      Why in the hell should it be 'unlocked'? I don't understand.
      Btw, I still use CD's

    27. tjhooker73
      10-26-2013
      02:39 AM
      27

      Originally Posted by Nimation
      Why in the hell should it be 'unlocked'? I don't understand.
      Btw, I still use CD's
      So people without internet can watch movies on it?

      Sent from my HTC One X Running PACman ROM

    28. Nimation
      10-26-2013
      03:34 AM
      28

      Originally Posted by tjhooker73
      So people without internet can watch movies on it?

      Sent from my HTC One X Running PACman ROM
      Actually, what I meant was why this feature should be locked in the first place that you have to unlock it via a network connection. There's no point.

    29. Cheesethief
      10-26-2013
      04:22 AM
      29

      Originally Posted by Nimation
      Actually, what I meant was why this feature should be locked in the first place that you have to unlock it via a network connection. There's no point.
      As said earlier, it might have to do with licensing.

      Sent from my Nexus 4 running Paranoid Android 3.9+ Nightly

    30. cloudx
      10-26-2013
      10:31 PM
      30

      or it could be that sony made a mistake on the firmware they gave out so they need everyone to update on day one lol. i smell a exploit after a few days of its release.

    31. haz367
      10-27-2013
      04:40 AM
      31

      it's already @ 1.51..fixed an exploit

    32. ModderFokker619
      10-27-2013
      04:47 AM
      32

      Originally Posted by haz367
      it's already @ 1.51..fixed an exploit
      FSM jig and your in.

    33. FaxiY
      10-27-2013
      04:57 AM
      33

      I've got no problem with that Online Activation it's only once in your life
      Sure it sucks for other ppl, but I guess mostly everyone has got internet and you don't need a 50k line to activate your PS4 rofl

      And FW updates? Just don't go online and you'll be fine. I guess you can (or MUST) still install the newest FW from the game disk

      EDIT: Just another thought. What if a game would say you need XX FW installed and you have to download that firmware? THAT would really suck

    34. $n!pR
      10-27-2013
      10:21 AM
      34

      Originally Posted by FaxiY
      EDIT: Just another thought. What if a game would say you need XX FW installed and you have to download that firmware? THAT would really suck
      Games come with firmware updates.

    35. FaxiY
      10-27-2013
      10:28 AM
      35

      Originally Posted by $n!pR
      Games come with firmware updates.
      how do you know

    36. haz367
      10-27-2013
      10:35 AM
      36

      Originally Posted by ModderFokker619
      FSM jig and your in.
      ah good thing i still have the fsm dongle..this is to easy

    37. $n!pR
      10-27-2013
      11:34 AM
      37

      Originally Posted by FaxiY
      how do you know
      Because PS3 came with firmware updates, and it uses the exact same format as PS3.

      http://fus01.ps4.update.playstation....updatelist.xml

    38. JeoWay
      10-27-2013
      01:18 PM
      38

      "Firmware 1.50"

      Maybe because they already hacked 1.00 themselves

    39. bammo
      10-27-2013
      06:12 PM
      39

      Originally Posted by JeoWay
      "Firmware 1.50"

      Maybe because they already hacked 1.00 themselves


      ....facepalm.....

    40. JeoWay
      10-27-2013
      07:15 PM
      40

      o.O

      Sony facepalmed themselves

    41. ModderFokker619
      10-28-2013
      02:02 AM
      41

      Not a big deal really keep the updates coming. Bound to find something sooner or later.

    42. $n!pR
      10-29-2013
      09:20 AM
      42

      PS4 update online