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PS4 PS4 Update 2.50: codenamed "Yukimura"

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Suspend/Resume and more

While developing PlayStation 4, our hardware and software teams relied on feedback from our great community of developers. The result is the most innovative and forward-thinking gaming console in the market today.

Since launch, PlayStation has continued that trend of listening to feedback by bringing some of the most highly requested features from PlayStation Nation to PS4 with each of our system software updates. When we unveiled PS4 two years ago, we announced Suspend/Resume, a feature that would enable PS4 users to jump in and out of their games faster than ever. This has been a feature gamers have been excited about since then, and today I am honoured to officially confirm that system software update 2.50, codenamed “Yukimura”, will soon deliver Suspend/Resume, as well as a number of other requested features to PS4.

Suspend/Resume will create an atmosphere where your games are immediately available at any time — just pick up your DUALSHOCK 4 controller, hit the PS button and get right back into the action of your games. When it’s time to log off, simply put your PS4 in Rest Mode and when you power up the next time, you’ll start your game where you left off*1. Spend less time getting into your games and more time playing your games.

Check out some of the other highly requested, new features and changes coming soon in “Yukimura”:

  • Sub-account to master account upgrade: Users with a sub-account will now be able to upgrade to a master account directly from their PS4 when they turn 18, removing restrictions for chat, enabling users to fund their own wallet, make purchases and more. Currently, users can upgrade their sub-accounts online.
  • Facebook friend search: Gamers globally have jumped into PS4 as a redefined social gaming experience and connecting with friends over the network is a huge part of what makes the PS4 community so special. PlayStation now lets you go even bigger by connecting with your Facebook friends on PS4 using your linked account. Search for Facebook friends who are PSN members and build on the foundation of Friends you already have in your list.
  • Remote Play & Share Play at 60 fps*2: The ability to customise the frame rate of Remote Play and Share Play will be added with “Yukimura”. Play to your bandwidth strengths and use this option to stream gameplay at 60 or 30 fps when using Remote Play or Share Play.
  • Accessibility Options: “Yukimura” introduces a wide variety of options to make the PS4 entertainment experience even more accessible. Options include text to speech, enlarged text, bolder fonts, higher contrast UI, zoom for displayed pictures, invert colours on screen and more. Users will also be able to reassign buttons for DUALSHOCK 4, making it easier for users with limited manual dexterity or limited reach and strength to play.
  • Trophy Improvements: We have received a tonne of feedback to improve Trophies. In “Yukimura”, a screenshot will automatically be captured at the moment a Trophy is earned, making it easier than ever for you to share your greatest gaming moments with your friends. We’re also adding more sorting options along with the new ability to remove games from the Trophy list that have 0% completion.
  • Share Video Clips to Dailymotion: When sharing standout PS4 moments via the Share button on DualShock 4, “Yukimura” will allow players to upload directly to Dailymotion.
Stay tuned for more information on “Yukimura” and, as always, let us know in the comments how we can continue to improve PS4 to make it the best place to play.

*1 Dependant on software titles
*2 Supported devices need to enjoy Share Play and Remote Play features.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog
 

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Some good things in this update. I didn't read any mention of notifications when friends log on or off. I thought I read somewhere that was coming soon? Hopefully next update.
 
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Some good things in this update. I didn't read any mention of notifications when friends logon or off. I thought I read somewhere that was coming soon? Hopefully next update.
Is that not already there? I'm sure I've got that turned off along with the 'x has joined a party'
 

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I don't think so @HERMAN_JELMET. I'll give it a look when I get home tonight but I believe the PS4 lacks that feature unlike the PS3.
 

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Does anyone know how much electricity the PS4 is going to consume when in this rest mode?
 

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Is that not already there? I'm sure I've got that turned off along with the 'x has joined a party'
Yea the feature still isn't there to tell you when your friend has logged on to PSN. It tells you when they join a party (Aka voice chat party) but not when they simply log on.

There is a lot of good features in this patch, the big one being resuming a game from rest mode (Finally, it's only taken them over a year lol)
 

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You mean the rest mode that has always been available on the PS4.

Well the power consumption would be this:

LOL Classic line from a legend movie :bow:
 

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Yea the feature still isn't there to tell you when your friend has logged on to PSN. It tells you when they join a party (Aka voice chat party) but not when they simply log on.

There is a lot of good features in this patch, the big one being resuming a game from rest mode (Finally, it's only taken them over a year lol)
The sooner they put it in the sooner i can turn it off. :)
 

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You mean the rest mode that has always been available on the PS4.
Yes, but isn't it a fair assumption, that it would consume more power when it also have this games in active standby? This is a religion teacher asking, so it may be a dumb question, but it's nevertheless a sincere question... :think:
 

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Yes, but isn't it a fair assumption, that it would consume more power when it also have this games in active standby? This is a religion teacher asking, so it may be a dumb question, but it's nevertheless a sincere question... :think:
Who knows. If I was geeky enough I'd do a before and after power reading and compare them. However I won't be using this feature as I have to switch everything off at the plug for my own sanity.
 

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I hate leaving my console in rest mode.

Removing the 0% trophies be really good. No idea where Sony got that idea from..... Microsoft for 0% achievements on games which is a 360 feature.
 

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Yes, but isn't it a fair assumption, that it would consume more power when it also have this games in active standby? This is a religion teacher asking, so it may be a dumb question, but it's nevertheless a sincere question... :think:
It's a fair assumption...possibly wrong though.

In standby or rest mode the system keeps certain functions "running" which are what drains power.

Currently in standby the system will already be powering the RAM in the system, as this is where and gameplay state would be stored for rapid access then no additional power would be necessary.

We don't know if all the memory modules are receiving power in rest mode, I suspect not, however simply keeping these turned on should be fairly low power consumption and any difference I would guess is gonna be very low to none at all.
 

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The Xbox rest mode is pretty awesome. No lights on and whisper quiet. To be honest I dont use the suspend function on it much at all, and I can see this being the same for the PS4. Its great on the Vita, and I seem to use it a lot on there for some reason. The only reason would be if I paused for lunch or something, but I usually press pause and switch to Sky.
 

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It's a fair assumption...possibly wrong though.

In standby or rest mode the system keeps certain functions "running" which are what drains power.

Currently in standby the system will already be powering the RAM in the system, as this is where and gameplay state would be stored for rapid access then no additional power would be necessary.

We don't know if all the memory modules are receiving power in rest mode, I suspect not, however simply keeping these turned on should be fairly low power consumption and any difference I would guess is gonna be very low to none at all.
Also a fair assumption, but also possibly wrong. It could be they use a "suspend to RAM" mode, but perhaps they opted for "suspend to disk", who knows? :)
We can speculate all we want, but like @Plaxinator said, you'll only know if you do a power measurement of the different states.
 

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Some good things in this update. I didn't read any mention of notifications when friends log on or off. I thought I read somewhere that was coming soon? Hopefully next update.
The notifications are there when people join parties log in etc I wish I could turn it bloody off its very annoying
 

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