PS4 features not supported at launch

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  1. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2007
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    PS4 Headset Q and A:

    Will Wireless Stereo Headset and PULSE wireless stereo headset – Elite Edition, which are currently sold for PS3, work on PS4 at launch in North America? What about other wireless headsets?

    PS4 will support the Pulse Wireless Stereo Headset and Pulse Wireless Stereo Headset – Elite Edition following an upcoming PS4 system software update. Existing wireless headsets from third-party companies that use a Bluetooth connection will not be supported on PS4, though most USB headsets will be supported following PS4 system software update 1.50.

    Will I be able to play MP3s on PS4?

    Can I listen to audio CDs using PS4?
    No, PS4 does not support audio CDs.

    Storage Q and A:

    1. You must use a replacement hard drive larger than 160GB. It also must comply with SATA II standards.
    -If these two things are true, it brings into question if the system can make use of an internal SSD. Having to use an ssd larger than 160GB isn't the worst thing, but if the system is limited to SATA II, it would limit the improvements SSDs could offer.

    2. No external storage is supported.
    -I know this was mentioned before, but they pretty much shut the door that this might be added later. They don't even say that external drives can be used to play media from, such as videos or audio.

    3. 4K output is not available (movie or game output at 4k)
    -They mention that this is in consideration, but no mention of when the support might come.

    4. No DLNA or media server support.
    -This is huge for those of us that want to stream local media to our consoles. I am shocked that Sony is outright saying no to support for this, not even hinting that they are working to add that. Could be a fairly big issue for users like myself.

    Also, there are some interesting statements on the recording and sharing features:

    Q: Are users able to record, distribute or stream any gameplay video?

    A: No. Users may not be able to record certain areas within the game. Developers can select the area of restriction, and what will be restricted will depend on game titles. In these cases, recording will be temporarily suspended during the scene.
    Q: Can I add voiceover to my Shared video?

    A: You can’t add voiceovers to a shared video clip, but you can speak in real time when streaming live video.
    Q: Can I share my game videos on YouTube?

    A: No. At launch, PS4 users will be able to use the Share button on the DUALSHOCK 4 controller to upload gameplay videos to their Facebook account, or to stream live gameplay to Ustream or Twitch. PS4 owners can follow PlayStation.Blog and for further news on other services to come after launch.
    Does PS4 support external HDMI-based game capture devices?

    PS4 will allow the use of external HDMI-based capture devices following an upcoming system software update — please follow PlayStation.Blog and for news following the launch of PS4.


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