Sony discussing ‘how and when’ the PS4 will get CD and MP3 playback
Information that the PS4 cannot play MP3s or CDs out of the field caught many off guard, and it seems the backlash additionally stunned Shuhei Yoshida, Sony Pc Leisure Worldwide Studios head, and folks on the firm. Whereas Yoshida beforehand introduced that he’d conferred with the PS4 developer group concerning the matter, he revealed in an interview with Big Bomb that “the techniques guys are discussing how and once we can put these options on PS4.” As well as, the top honcho says DLNA help is being checked out as nicely.
Oh, and stow away your tinfoil hats, because the PlayStation boss says the performance omission wasn’t a part of an elaborate ploy to rack up extra Music Limitless subscriptions. As an alternative, he says recreation options took precedence when it got here to launch day software program, whereas media-targeted ones took the again seat. “We did not actually take into consideration MP3 or DLNA,” Yoshida stated. “We thought, ‘we will do this ultimately.’ We have been doing it with all of the merchandise, so it caught us off guard.” For now, you possibly can depend on your Xbox One to spin your CDs — and play MP3s as a PlayTo system — or blow some mud off that stereo system of yours.
- Key specs
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- Recreation format Optical disc, Downloadable
- On-line options Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Retailer, Browser
- Drive capability 500 GB
- Controller sort Wired, Wi-fi
- Movement controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic, Digital camera / optical
- Video outputs HDMI
- Weight 6.17 lb
- Launched 2013-eleven-15