Will PS4 Get MP3 Playback, Media Server Features Soon?
Sometimes, a company underestimates how the passionate gaming populace will respond to certain news.
After it was revealed that the PlayStation 4 won't offer MP3 playback or media server features at launch, a great many gamers immediately made their disappointment plain. Now, during a Giant Bomb interview, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida says the design teams in Japan and the US "are discussing how and when" they can deliver those features.
Yoshida added that Sony was surprised at the angry feedback:
"It’s not like we actively decided ‘Let’s not do this feature so that people will subscribe to Music Unlimited.' Like we have been saying, the focus has been always on the game features. And some of the features we wanted but we couldn’t get in on day one we are very disappointed and worried about not having on day one, and that have been the higher priorities."
Yes, the Sony followers definitely want the focus to remain squarely on video games. That's the whole point of a new gaming system, regardless of all the other features. Still, it's always nice to present the public with a system that seems to do it all...and the PS4 might do exactly that in the years to come. Just don't ever forget the games!
11/13/2013 11:08:44 AM Ben Dutka