3w ago - Following up on the initial news and PS4 Firmware v1.50 release, today Sony has officially released PS4 System Software Update 1.50 (technically 1.501) and the Recovery PUP file just days before the North American PlayStation 4 release on November 15, 2013.
4w ago - Today Sony updated their PlayStation 4 / PS4 Software Usage Terms (ToS - Terms of Service) in preparation for the arrival of their next-generation video gaming console later this month.
Sony has added the Software Usage Terms for the new upcoming PlayStation 4 console, but they also apply to all the PlayStation systems with the following changes:
7.1. You must not resell either Disc-based Software or Software Downloads, unless expressly authorized by us and, if the publisher is another company, additionally by the publisher. Sony also reminds you that all the Software is "Licensed", and that you "do not acquire ownership" of it:
4. Software is Licensed
4.1. All Software is licensed, not sold, which means you acquire rights to use the Software, as described in these Terms, but you do not acquire ownership of the Software. If you do not comply with these Terms, we can terminate your Software License which means you will no longer have the right to use the Software.
14. Are we monitoring PSN?
14.1. Yes but we can't monitor all PSN activity and we make no commitment to do so. However, we reserve the right in our sole discretion to monitor and record any or all of your PSN activity and to remove any of your UGM at our sole discretion,...
6w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman shared details today on the upcoming PS4 System Software update 1.50 below that includes browser functionality, which will coincide with the North American PlayStation 4 launch day!
To quote: We wanted to shed some light on system software update version 1.50 for PS4, which will launch simultaneously with the system's official North American launch on November 15th, 2013. By updating to system software version 1.50, you'll be able to experience a variety of new features in addition to the basic functions of PS4.
The system software update 1.50 is approximately 300 MB, and will include the following features:
Users will be able to access PS4 titles displayed on their living room TVs and play them on a PS Vita system over Wi-Fi networks by using PS4 Link (Depending on network environment or titles, remote play performance may vary outside of the home).
We anticipate that most PS4 titles will be playable on the PS Vita system through Remote Play. The latest PS Vita system software version, to be released soon, will be required to use PS4 Link.
Users can use the PS4 Link application for the PS Vita system, and PlayStation App for iPhone, iPad, and Android-based...