PS4 system update 1.62 released, but what does it actually do?

336MB PS4 download boasts of improved operation quality, whatever that means.

Sony has released PlayStation 4 system update 1.62 into the wild.

It's a 336MB patch, which will beam down the magical Internet pipes into your machine via a system update.

What does update 1.62 do, then? "Operation quality during use of some PlayStation 4 format software has been improved," says Sony. Just in time for inFamous: Second Son!

PS4 users are still waiting for some features, such as the suspend/resume functionality that was originally unveiled alongside the console but did not make it into the machine for launch. Many of the oft-requested PS4 features have been collated by Player Feedback.

Microsoft, meanwhile, announced their next Xbox One system update in an altogether clearer and more verbose manner.

Sony revealed earlier this month that global sales of the PlayStation 4 have now reached 6 million. That's six million PS4's that can now boast increased operational quality during the use of some PlayStation 4 format software, then.

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F1Lengend
F1Lengend

Whats with the fanboyish tone of this "article"?

neilrieck
neilrieck

When will Sony bring out 3d support for games and movies on the PS4? (already works on the PS3)

BigDawgSteve420
BigDawgSteve420

Why is it here they troll saying "an update that does...uh, we don't know" yet at other sites I know its to improve sharing and video editing.  Oh that's right, Gamespot is schilling Xbone and Titanfail right now so they gotta troll PS4.

DJKrayz_basic
DJKrayz_basic

more space taken up by their operating software...  it's almost a given that i will have to swap in a larger HDD as soon as i finally give in and buy a PS4... 500GB just isnt going to cut it... 320gb didnt cut it with the PS3

SpyDRfreeK
SpyDRfreeK

I just want to ability to pause downloads....such a simple feature missing for no good reason

TheJamin
TheJamin

No 3d bluray support.


No sale from me. I don't want a downgrade.

virtualskill
virtualskill

Dunno about updates, but the PS4 system is perfect as it is. Nice menus, fast & responsive, Clear transitions and messages. Love it.

VakarianGirl
VakarianGirl

"Operation quality during use of some PlayStation 4 format software has been improved,"


That sentence hurts my brain.

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

maybe it was to prepare for the big 1.70 update?

awfitzwater
awfitzwater

Upcoming PS4 Update to Add SHARE Enhancements and HDCP Off

+ Posted by Scott McCarthy on Mar 19, 2014 // Director, Product Planning & Software Innovation, SCEA

Here at PlayStation, we listen closely to your comments and requests, which are weighted heavily when looking at the future of our platforms. Since PlayStation 4 launched, we’ve heard a lot of great feedback from you about what you like with the platform and what you’d like to see us work on. I’m happy to report that, as a direct result of your feedback, we’ll soon be bringing some of your most-requested features to PS4 with a system software update in the upcoming weeks. These features and additions will help make your PS4 even more socially connected by further enabling you to customize your most epic gaming moments and granting even more options to show them to your friends.

This upcoming update will add a rich video editor with a simple tool to personalize your video clips, and you’ll also be able to export to and save the videos and screenshots you create by pressing the SHARE button to a USB drive. In addition, this update will add an HDCP off option for capturing gameplay via HDMI, a feature we’ve previously said would come after launch. We recognize that some gamers want to record and share longer clips of their gameplay sessions, and we’re excited to deliver this option with PS4. There’s a lot more coming in this update as well, so stay tuned for more—there will be plenty in the update to excite everyone.

As part of a separate system software update in the future, we have been working with our partners at Twitch and Ustream, and will also be adding the ability for Twitch broadcasts to be archived – another highly requested feature among PS4 fans who are taking advantage of the SHARE button features. These broadcasts will be also provided with a higher resolution of 720p, so PS4 fans can enjoy live broadcasts with clearer images. We’ll have more to come on these updates and more in the coming weeks.

lhardwick692
lhardwick692

is it me or did last paragraph/sentence   make sound like now ps4 owners have a reason to power up their ps4? and they wonder why I don't pay for their site anymore---everyone knows over first few months major and minor updates will be downloaded to the ps4 and xbox one to finish  tweaking the bugs out of the systems


lets see xbox one has titanfall now xbox one owners have reason to turn on their systems and n ow  infamous perfect son is out so the ps4 owners have great reason to turn on their systems--but I don't see it as having a reason to turn on these consoles as each one have games to play whether you choose to play them or not from knack and ps plus subscribers  get several games freee to download from contrast to outlast and the xbox one has ryse and max and crimson dragon


   I just wished this site as well as others will put  in their clause that fanboyism  and bashing is no longer tolerated--


 because if this was an article on the xbox one and the update gave you the abilities to have souns made different that whats in the system when turn it on like fart sounds  the article would be three  pages long all because it was xbox--and this has really got to stop---

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

That last paragraph was not needed

ratavaquera
ratavaquera

I came here waiting for knowledge... went away the same.

darkcat1
darkcat1

just like sony another completely worthless update

MasterChiefBMN
MasterChiefBMN

Terrible and biased writer. Can anyone get a job writing about video games?


If you look at his profile, you can tell he is an Xbox fanboy, which adds to the biased article towards the PS4. Good job.

captainMorgann1
captainMorgann1

I have been impressed with the updates so far, Microsoft has listened well and acted accordingly.  I was very satisfied with teh improvements they made through the life of the 360 and am optimistic about the future for the x-box one keep up the good work !
I also like the fact that they are transparent and open about all teh changes clearly listing each one out even if it includes admitting a prior mistake...
meanwhile at Sony :"Operation quality during use of some PlayStation 4 format software has been improved," uuhhhh what?

Dizoja86
Dizoja86

This is like having a journalist write an article about an explosion going off without bothering to investigate the explosion.  "I'm happy with my ignorance of the event, and I'm writing this article just to tell you all how amused with myself I am right now."

scatterbrain007
scatterbrain007

The writers on this site have gotten more cynical lately. I've read 3 articles in a row where the writing was less informational (like it really should be) and more sarcastic, and kind of angry.  I know when I would update the PS3, there was the option to actually read what the update did.  Does the PS4 not offer that?

delateur
delateur

@DJKrayz_basic  I felt the same and upgraded mine to a 2TB HDD. I figured doing it sooner rather than later would save a lot of re-downloading.

SebTheGreat
SebTheGreat

@DJKrayz_basic  i think 500gbs are enough, i mean you can delete the game installs after you beat them, so unless you buy a ton of movies or something i don't see the issue

nicecall
nicecall

@SpyDRfreeK i can't believe it doesn't do that already.  Being able to pause downloads has been around since Getright came out on pc over 15 years ago.... its not exactly hard to do... and with games being so large these days they should have that ability

meedokicky
meedokicky

@SpyDRfreeK wow there isn't? That is really bad if you have a slow internet like mine :S I hope they add it later.

s2i2p2i2o
s2i2p2i2o

@TheJamin  Watching a movie in 3d is downgrading the experience in most cases. I take 2d with great picture quality over 3d and okay picture quality any day. But I do get your point. There is no reason for a feature that was available on ps3 to not be present on the ps4. 

s2i2p2i2o
s2i2p2i2o

@virtualskill  Is it good? yes. Perfect? hell no. No pausing downloads (as far as I know), no way of turning off the light in the controller (reflection in my tv-screen is a bitch), no way to organise the "squares" in the start meny (Why they be based on when you used it? HAve a "latest program running" to the far left and have the ability to chategorixe in folders or some shit for the rest. Or at least have them in alfabetical order), and if I get an invite or a message and I press the PS-button I don't wanna be taken to the basic home screen but go straight to the message/invite, or at least to the notifications tab. These are just tiny things and really not something that's really worth bitching about, but all together it adds up. If sertain things got changed the experience would be noticably better. 

rheaburton
rheaburton

Really ? You also forgot killer instinct and reso gun.

No need to get defensive on one line and if the comment was reversed I bet you wouldn't say anything.

Darion350
Darion350

@darkcat1  What do you want?  An update that'll make the PS4 suck your balls?  O.o

Sw1tched
Sw1tched

@MasterChiefBMNNo kidding ... I was like really? Sounds like a whining 5 year old with the well written "That's six million PS4's that can now boast increased operational quality during the use of some PlayStation 4 format software, then."

nicecall
nicecall

this article was written by the best in the biz

whalesex
whalesex

@scatterbrain007 While it has been apparent for awhile, you can really tell that Gamespot is attempting to appeal to the lowest common denominator with their writing lately.  While this is just a small news blip that you can take with a grain of salt, I definitely see a pattern.  I can't help but wonder if there are some execs/ marketing folk on the Gamespot staff that are pushing for these changes.  In other words, the site is becoming more and more like IGN.

neilrieck
neilrieck

@TheOmegaForce70 @neilrieckHow can 3d be dead when they Sony just announced Project Morpheus to do immersive VR (3d on steroids) on the PS4? Anyway, 3d is alive and well on game consoles. No one will have to pay extra for it because, just like sound changed from mono to stereo for free, 3d is being added to all flat screens for free. Getting back to my PS3, I own a half dozen games offering the 3d option as soon as I connected the console to my new Samsung TV ("Bat Man: Arkham City"; "Tron: Evolution", "Killzone-3", "Resistance-3", etc.). Killzone-3 (a Sony exclusive) is by far the best 3d game I've played so far.

TheJamin
TheJamin

@s2i2p2i2o @TheJamin  


In a lot of cases this is true. However, life of pi and the hobbit look outstanding on my set in 3d. I don't use it all the time but i don't want to keep two consoles just because Sony can't deliver on their promises.

lhardwick692
lhardwick692

@rheaburton yes I would say something I was trying to make comment that both the ps4 and the xbox one have had a small library of games but the article made it sound like the xbox one had a huge library and the ps4 don't---both systems pretty much have same games  except for few from titanfall for xbox one and knack and infamous second son for ps4--


    killer instinct is xbox one--itsok but I kind of like the n64 version better just my preference even though the combos in the game are still awesome


 resogun is ps4 looks fun --downloaded it but haven't had chance to play it yet


        its just that the people with updates think there should be some huge thing to do during the update--when in fact its just updates are done to do minor tweaks to the interface and  make run smoother--I just miss the good days when  gaming was fun and not full of fanboys from all sides

darkcat1
darkcat1

@Darion350 @darkcat1no. I don't have a PS4 but given Sony's track record when it comes to releasing updates that basically do noting and add noting useful they should just forget it until they actually have something.  There were lots of these so called updates for the PS3 that did nothing(or at least nothing the user would even notice) and just took up people's valuable time.  Add this to the fact that every other update or so has the possibility of bricking a few consoles and well...I smell disaster.


I'm abit bitter because I was a legit other OS user who just wanted to play with Linux(educational purposes) but in this case I'm just abit annoyed at one long update after another that doesn't do things like update the browser or something...

rheaburton
rheaburton

He is asking for more games, why do you take it so personally? Do you not want more ps4 games to be released?

scatterbrain007
scatterbrain007

@whalesex I have to agree, it seems the execs are almost giving this site the G4 treatment, catering to douchebags. I hope I'm wrong.