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Rumor: PS4 Getting Friend Notifications in Firmware Update 1.80, Details

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39w ago - Not long after the release of PS4 Firmware Update v1.70 comes rumors of what is likely to be included in PlayStation 4 System Software Update v1.80 with details below!

To quote: "Sony released the 1.7 firmware update for the PS4 today, and it was a quite big one, featuring a lot of generally requested features, but there are a few that still didn't appear: one of them is a notification when friends connect to the PSN.

According to Twitter user bjexbob (twitter.com/bjexan) friend notifications are finally going to appear with firmware update 1.8. The message was relayed by industry insider Tidux (twitter.com/Tidux), who has a very solid track record of knowing what's happening at Sony. I personally reached out to Tidux inquiring about Bjexbob's identity, and he confirmed that he indeed works in a position that gives him plenty insight on the issue (we won't disclose said position to respect his privacy).

Interestingly enough Tidux also added that Friend notifications have been working internally since update 1.6, but hasn't been implemented yet for general users.

Finally, he mentioned that some of the features that were to be implemented in the firmware "slipped...
 

PS4 System Software / Firmware Update 1.70 Incoming, Details Available

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42w ago - Following up on their previous update, today Sony revealed some details on PS4 System Software / Firmware Update 1.70 which includes Share Enhancements and HDCP Off, may include PlayStation 4 game sorting and is incoming next week according to industry insider Tidux via NeoGAF.

Below are the details, to quote: "One of the touted features to be included in PS4 Firmware Version 1.70 was an editing suite. While Sony didn't provide any details about what exactly the suite would allow you to do, any upgrade is a welcomed upgrade from the Share features current video editor.

According to AV Forums user Cha1ky (via avforums.com/threads/ps4-firmware-update-1-61.1855953/page-6#post-20478251), the video suite might not be ready in time for the upcoming update. When asked by members of the forum about the arrival date of the update, Cha1ky stated that it should be this month... around [April] 22nd-25th.

A day before Sony officially announced firmware 1.70 and its features, Cha1ky leaked what it would include in a post: I'm sure the next big...
 

PS4 Rumored to Get Select PSOne and PS2 Native 1080p Rendering

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44w ago - Today industry insider [Register or Login to view links] Tweeted that the PS4 is rumored to get support for PSOne (PS1) and PS2 select titles with native 1080p rendering and more with details below.

To quote via DualShockers (linked above): "E3 is approaching fast, and according to industry insider Ahsan Rasheed, that is normally quite accurate with the information his sources give him, Sony has a lot of interesting things in the pipeline, as he said today on Twitter.

Be excited: 1. Local PS2 / PS1 support on PS4 w/ native 1080p rendering for select titles.

2. Bluray+Media Player updates

3. VR demos from at future events 4. PS4 exclusive game stuff 5. PlayStation Now launch

Number 1 I've known for a good minute, but software is still buggy and not every game works. Please be excited.

Ahsan continued by giving more details on what's going on behind the scenes with the Project Morpheus virtual reality headset:

Devs I'm talking to really want to try Morpheus. Community feels like it is the best way to introduce VR to mainstream consumers.

Oh and Sony has opened the floodgates asking for open criticism from third parties on Morpheus and what they want to see in a final product.

If you...
 

PS4 System Software / Firmware Update 1.60 Incoming, Details

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53w ago - Following up on their previous PlayStation 4 update, although not officially announced by Sony (yet) today reports suggest that PS4 System Software / Firmware Update 1.60 is incoming with rumored changes detailed below.

From The Z, to quote: Even though Sony did not officially announced the PS4 Firmware 1.60 yet, there are already some rumours about an upcoming PS4 Firmware Update 1.60.

It is known that currently just a few Headsets are working with the PlayStation 4 and that some official PS4-certified Headsets are being released pretty soon. But what has the new Firmware to do with those Headsets? Well, I will explain this in the following part...

If we take a closer look at the Gold Wireless Stereo Headset (as seen on [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links]) by Sony Computer Entertainment, then we can see in the description of it, that we need a PlayStation...
 

Sony Goes Hands-on with Thief for PS4 / PlayStation 4, Details

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53w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements went hands-on with Thief for PS4 / PlayStation 4 with details below, as follows:

Garrett snuffs out a candle flame as he stalks through the closed jewelry shop, inches away from a snoring guard. While the jeweler toils in his basement and his wife basks by the fire, Garrett slips silently from room to room, rifling through drawers and pocketing valuable trinkets.

Thief on PS4 is at its best when Garrett is left to his own devices, enabling players to vault through windows and pry open cabinets as the master thief himself.

This reboot of the classic stealth series takes a more open-world approach as players prowl the alleys and rooftops of The City, a shadowy nexus bathed in perpetual twilight. The City itself is a visual delight, steeped in long shadows and wavering fires that turn every nook and cranny into a sneaky play space.

And Thief's thieving feels tactile. Coins, jewelry, and other collectibles litter cabinets and line hidden vaults, providing ample motivation for completionists to search every corner and crevice. The more loot you collect, the more resources you'll be able to buy.

One resource worthy of investment is Garrett's trusty bow, which supports many arrow types - some for extinguishing flames, others...
 
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