Features That Xbox One and Playstation 4 Will Be Missing at Launch

As we approach the launch of the next generation of consoles, we are clearer about what each console is offering and what makes them different. Before we indulge ourselves in the debate about which of these consoles is better, let’s take a look at what each will be missing on launch day.

These are some of the features that were promised by Sony and Microsoft for Playstation 4 and Xbox One respectively, but as it turns out, they won’t be available on launch day and will be pushed to these consoles at some time later during the launch window.

Playstation 4

  • Instant Sleep / Resume
  • Home Media / NAS streaming [Not confirmed to be coming]
  • CD/MP3 audio playback [Not confirmed to be coming]
  • Youtube Media Upload [Can upload to Facebook]
  • Gaikai
  • Wireless Headset Support
  • Wireless Pulse Headset Support
  • HDCP HDMI Protection Removal

Xbox One

  • YouTube/Facebook Media Upload
  • USB Storage
  • TV Guide (Non US)
  • Various Languge Voice Control
  • PC Support for Controller
  • Real Name User ID
  • Wireless Headset Support
  • Wireless Turtle Beach X1 Headset Adapter
  • SmartGlass support for Xbox Music
  • Background Music while playing a game fullscreen

As you can see, each console will be missing some of the features that enhance the experience. What’s your take on these missing features? Will you miss any of these features on launch day?

Thanks. Gowans/NeoGAF