PS4 Gets Another System Update Next Week, This One for 3D Blu-Rays

Sony announces the 1.75 firmware is coming not long after the release of 1.74.

Not long after launching the latest PlayStation 4 system update, Sony has revealed yet another update for its newest console will be coming next week.

The PS4's 1.75 update will add support for 3D Blu-ray movies (a feature also being added to the Xbox One in its next update and one the PS3 has offered since 2010). An exact date for the update's launch was not announced, with Sony saying on Twitter that it's "coming next week."

The timing of this announcement is curious, given the 1.74 update was only released just over a day ago. Its sole feature, if it can be called that, is the improvement of "system software stability during use of some features." 1.74 was the third update in a row to deal exclusively with that issue.

We're quickly approaching the three-month mark since we last got a PS4 update that implemented any kind of new feature. The 1.70 update released on April 30 added a new video editor, DualShock 4 light bar brightness settings, preloading support, and more.

Are you happy to see 3D Blu-ray support implemented, or are you more interested in features that affect the system's gaming functions? Let us know in the comments.

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Discussion

364 comments
greebo_watkins
greebo_watkins

I tried watching Star Trek Into Darkness 3D on my PS4 and it looked terrible... faces floated in front of control panels the characters were supposed to be BEHIND...

K_A_R_X
K_A_R_X

Of course I'm happy to see 3D Blu-ray support implemented. Almost all of my Blu-ray disks are 3D Blu-ray (including games). Moreover, I'm still using the first SONY 3D TV 40LX900, bought especially for 3D feature of PS3. So, I'm really happy that 3D is coming back!

KnightNZ
KnightNZ

I didn't even realise that this wasn't a launch feature, poor show Sony.


That said, I fired up Trine 2 the other night, the 3D in that game is pretty impressive, and that's from someone who thinks that 3D is a waste of time.

dwinston91
dwinston91

The 3D is still not working properly on my PS4.  It recognizes that it is a 3D movie, switches my TV to 3D mode, but the content is still in 2D.  Very dissapointed.  I thought I was going to be able to see my movies on my TV again...but NOPE. I hope Sony realizes that it doesn't work properly and fixes it soon.

yakuzafan
yakuzafan

Still waiting for Mp3 support and media streaming.  I don't do the media streaming thing much but a lot of my friends do.  In four months this system will have been out a year and if it hits that date and we STILL don't have these features, that will be very disappointing.


classic_gaming
classic_gaming

yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh lets go ftw bluray 5.2 in 3d action xbox one only uses blu ray 4.3 hahahahaha so glad I mainly use ps4

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

I don't have a Ps4, but plan to get one ~next 6 months. 3D BD support is important to me. I don't watch 3D movies often, but often enough that this would have bothered me. I had assumed the PS4 would have this from the start, but thinking about it... The didn't even have mp3 support at launch.

I'm happy to know Sony cares about the basic features and that they aren't afraid to put out multiple updates over a short period instead of holding back the feature for the next monthly update.

Fine_TableLamp
Fine_TableLamp

WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! SO EXCITED! I have been waiting for this forever! (well at least since the beginning of the PS4 launch). I got a 3D TV and have only been able to use it when my brother brings his PS3 but now I can watch movies with my PS4 in 3D! WOOOOO!  

LexLas
LexLas

I am most happy, i could not believe it was not already part of the current software. I am a 3D movie fan, have many and will be glad to be able to watch the 3D movies. I  hope that it also plays the 3D movies from Netflix and others. 

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

If anyone follows Tidux on twitter you'll know he's somewhat of a reliable insider, Sony were basically forced into this move due to MS's recent update for the Xbox One.


Apparently though there's a far meatier update for the PS4 coming out around the time of Gamescom..  Bringing all the features the PS3 had "and more".  They've only released the 3D support early because it was ready to go live so was brought forward - it was originally planned to be included in the same update.


Whether you believe it or not is up to you..  At the end of the day though the competition is good for the gamers :)

10854
10854

Do you need a 3d tv for this

Martyr77
Martyr77

I just want to check my background/wallpaper on my PS4 like my PS3. Seriously Sony please. It can't be that hard of an update.

asdi86
asdi86

Wohooo!! Gr8 news!!! Srsly wanted this feature !! Really imp for me!!!

ccanfield1
ccanfield1

Now add 4K support and I'll buy that 4K 3D TV I've been thinking about getting.

infamous_85
infamous_85

I don't really care about 3D support. A PS4 is a gaming console and that is all it should do. However, Sony where is the patch to wirelessly pair via Bluetooth my Turtle Beach gaming headset. How can an older version (PS3) be more advance, it doesn't make any sense. I most be honest and say that the only reason I upgraded or perhaps more appropiate downgraded to the PS4 is because my PS3 died (it gave me the yellow light of death). Como'n, Sony at the very least bring the PS4 up to PS3 standards with its already awesome features we all miss.

monson21502
monson21502

about time . now i can ditch my loud ps3 slim and get a ps4 when the ps4 slim comes out 

Richie_Kotzev
Richie_Kotzev

Where is our own content playback sony??? where is our customization sony??? honestly, I'm starting to lose my faith on you!!

Marky360
Marky360

I don't really care about 3D Blu-Ray playback at this point currnetly my HDTV doesn't do 3D I might consider getting a 3D HDTV later on when there cheaper but as of right now don't see any need my current 1080p HDTV is enough.

KayHangman
KayHangman

Could not care less about 3D BDs. I have a massive Blu-ray collection, but have no interest in 3D. I just want Sony to make a great bluetooth remote like the PS3 one so I can make better use of the PS4 over the PS3 (which I still primarily use for BD viewing).

jlj905
jlj905

Im thrilled, I can finally watch my 3D Blurays now

wookiegr
wookiegr

I thought Xbox had the monopoly on using Star Trek images in it's ads. That pic should be The Amazing Spider-Man 3D.

mxgod
mxgod

wait.. it didn't start with this feature? That is very odd considering ps3 already had that feature.

sciencepunk73
sciencepunk73

There is a bug but there is also a work around, set the display to automatic and turn off close caption on the ps4. Reboot and 3D BluRay works just fine.

However some DVDs no longer work. Hope the bug is patched soon.

sciencepunk73
sciencepunk73

Well truthfully 3D had been treated as a fad by the entertainment industry, and the way it was brought into the home market of purchasing a tv then you need to buy all the components that enable 3D separate was bad marketing. By the time comparatively inexpensive passive made its way to the home it was too late, the people (masses in numbers) did not want to put on a pair of glasses for 3D.

Combine with very little 3D content released, it never made market saturation.

So with the PS4 Sony looked at what the next format will be which isn't 3D it's 4K. The Ps4 will be 4k movie compliant and if the marketgrabs hold it will probably be the standard format for PS5 games.

However given that the ps4 is 3D game compatible out of the box it made no sense that they didn't have the BluRay driver as well.

My conspiracy theory is that the PS3 is supposed to have a 10 life span, its only at 8 with 2 to go, so I think they didn't want people ditching their PS3s so quickly so they omitted a lot of the old systems taken for granted functionality.

KnightNZ
KnightNZ

@Richie_Kotzev They said from day one that you weren't going to be able to play your own content. Don't buy a product in the _hope_ that they'll add functionality that you want. It's primarily a games console, which it works fine as.

infamous_85
infamous_85

I just want to be able to pair my Turtle Beach headsets again via Bluetooth. That for me it would be a Great Leap Forward....

thundermanboy
thundermanboy

@Marky360 I don't think getting a 3D tv is a good idea, as it will probably not work to well and it will cost a LOT of money. But if you really want to, buy away...

brandonmshanks
brandonmshanks

@Marky360 I dont really care for 3d either, but at least adding 3d support puts the console one step closer to where it should be...

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

@KayHangman my ps4 is mainly a dust-eater. they must have thought "oh since we have no games, let us catch up with the 3D thing since the other 'one' is doing it…"

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

It's only there now because Xbox is adding it. Odd that Xbox thought of it before Sony though, especially since 3D BluRays are theirs. But as per usual, Sony doesn't innovate - they copy.

RussellMartin
RussellMartin

Just that I use my ps4 for gaming mostly. Not 3d movies. I'd really like some more games to come out.. I've played everything that was remotely interesting so far. Now I'm just playing Resogun over and over.

monson21502
monson21502

@thundermanboy @Marky360 i got a lg 55` for 800 bucks . u use the normal 3d glasses u get at the movies. its pretty close as u get at the movies but you get a much better picture at home 

KnightNZ
KnightNZ

@Sevenizz So who did they copy it from when they implemented 3D BluRay on the PS3?

mikees1
mikees1

"Sony doesn't innovate they copy" said whilst mentioning how MS uses Sony invented blu ray technology! You're a special kind of stupid. Sony has also been innovating for longer than MS has been a company!

Stogin
Stogin

@Sevenizz God every statement out of you is more moronic than the last.  It was always known that they'd add this eventually, no one is copying others.  By the way, if you wanted to say one copied the other, then MS copied the PS3 since it had it before them.

mikees1
mikees1

There was probably dust when he brought his xone, where it had been sitting on a store shelf so long.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

You realize Microsoft announced support for 3D BluRay BEFORE Sony, right? You should thank MS because that's when Sony prioritized it.