Sony’s “Yukimura” update rolls out tomorrow for Playstation 4, adding a plethora of welcome changes. According to Polygon, this update is intended to enhance the social aspects of the top selling console.
The highly requested suspend/resume feature on Xbox One will finally become available to PS4 owners, allowing consumers to easily go to and from their games and pick up where they left off.
Yukimura will focus on social aspects by helping you locate fellow Playstation 4 users on your Facebook friend list, while adding a “Friends Who Play This” feature on each game’s detail page. Xbox One currently offers something similar within their newly added Game Hub, which makes it easier to see who is playing what. For instance, if someone sees that 4 of their friends are really in to Evolve, they may be more inclined to pick it up.
The next Xbox One update has a large focus on Achievement integration, and Sony seems to be on the same page. Your PS4 will automatically take a screenshot any time you earn a Trophy, which can then be shared online through Facebook or Twitter. You’ll also be able to sort your Trophy list in a few different ways, as well as having the ability to remove games in which you have no trophies unlocked. As someone who has a habit of downloading anything that’s free, and rarely touching most of it, this is a welcome addition.
Speaking of uploading, the PS4 will include the ability to upload video clips directly to Dailymotion when the update rolls out tomorrow. For those of you with a puzzled look on your face, Dailymotion is one of the largest video sharing platforms in the world, and has been used on iOS and Android for quite a while now. It’s not solely based on video games as a whole, but the PS4 offering will definitely focus on gaming culture by offering instant access to videos and live stream content.
Sony is taking a big step toward making the console more accessible to those with physical disabilities, adding the ability to re-map your entire controller, and a host of color and text enlarging options set to come in the future. There’s even a Twitter-like feature where PSN accounts for developers and industry folk will have a special icon next to them as a way of verification.
What’s missing from the PS4 that you’d like to see in a future update?
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