PlayStation 4’s Day One 300 MB Patch is Mandatory

Ironic that the PlayStation consumers would rag on Microsoft for releasing a day one patch for the Xbox One; since Sony has also just announced their own day one patch for the PlayStation 4.

The patch is mandatory for the PS4 and adds a number of features at launch. However the patch notes do not include the ability to put the console in sleep mode. Update 1.50 is going to weigh in around a mighty 300 MB and will add the following features:

  • Remote Play using the PlayStation Vita
  • Second screen gaming using the PS4 Link app for PlayStation Vita and mobile devices
  • The ability to record and share screenshots and video
  • Use of Ustream and Twitch apps
  • The ability to play games as they are downloading
  • The ability for four users to log into the PS4 simultaneously
  • Party chat
  • Facial recognition and voice commands
  • A background music player
  • Online multiplayer through PlayStation Plus
  • Blu-ray disc and DVD player capabilities

Some features will not be available at launch, such as “suspend/resume mode” which is a feature that keeps the PS4 system in a low power state and promptly takes users back to their game

The PlayStation 4 will launch on November 15, 2013 in North America and November 29, 2013 in Europe for $399.

Source PlayStation Blog