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Yoshida gives update on PS4's suspend/resume function

One of the promised features promised when Sony introduced the PS4 was the ability to instantly suspend and resume games while putting the console in stand-by mode. 

Unfortunately, at the moment this feature is still missing, although in a recent interview with AV Watch, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has provided an update on the feature, saying that it's still very much in the works.

"The development team that handles the system software is the most disappointed by the fact that this feature hasn’t been implemented yet," explained Yoshida. "We keep developing it doing our best. It’s a fact that we haven’t yet done what we hoped to achieve, but continue to develop whilst thinking “We can do this”. Even if we’re not yet able to announce when it’ll be released.

"We have a list of the features in development and the priorities we aim to achieve with each step of the development process, and so we will continue to gradually offer software updates as soon as we can. 

"We want people to continue to think “This is interesting.” For example we wanted to improve to the share feature, and then there are other features that people are demanding, such as enabling the sharing of media (DLNA) and the use of MP3.

"The developers of the system software are always taking feedback in consideration as we decide what features should be implemented in the PS4."

If this a feature you would like to see, or are there other improvements which you would like to see given priority?

Edited On 13 Jun, 2014

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PrometheusFan's avatar
PrometheusFan 3 years ago
Probably best not to rush out what is likely to be a serious software altering feature like standby suspension given Sony's firmware team's frustrating inefficiency when it comes to QA on updates before they release them.
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da_kerr 3 years ago
Have to agree, whilst it's a nice concept and a feature that would prove quite handy at times, I really don't want to see them rush it. Test the hell out of it once you think you've cracked it, then test it some more. As for new features, I think DLNA, MP3 & MP4 support are the real no-brainers. And whether MS would permit it, but Skype would be a good addition.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
It would be nice when it comes and it works a lot better on the xbox one than when it first launched as well, I remember on to start with it would barely work but now it works all the time.
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ShoryukenToTheChin 3 years ago
Loads of features were missing in the stock firmware which raised alot of eyebrows. I mean it just made no sense removing MP3 playback etc.
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Beazi 3 years ago
I am not as excited about this feature as a save and load instant feature will be exactly the same. The sharing of media onto platforms like YouTube to me is more of a priority
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NathanTo 3 years ago
still a lot of improvements to be made to all the next gen consoles
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ShoryukenToTheChin 3 years ago
I find it annoying that MS can continue to update their firmware on a monthly basis will we wait months for a decent firmware update. Give us PSN Tag one time changes, 3D Blu Ray Support, Touchpad mouse support on the browser, uncompressed screenshots and 1080p video recording. Heck im even waiting on a Sony Official Media Remote for the PS4.
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beeje13 3 years ago
@ Shoryuken, Microsoft is a software company and that's what they are good at. Sony are a hardware company etc..

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