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Mandatory PlayStation 4 system 1.51 patch now available in Europe

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Nov 2013 12:07 User comments (9)

Mandatory PlayStation 4 system 1.51 patch now available in Europe The latest mandatory PlayStation 4 system 1.51 patch is now available in Europe.
Released in North America earlier in the week, the 300MB+ download is now available to European gamers and must be installed before you can access PSN features on the console, which launches tomorrow around the continent.

The update improves "stability" for the system and makes other minor tweaks.

As a precaution following the issues plaguing the NA versions of the system, the patch can be placed on a USB drive and installed using the PS4's safe mode.

Sony listed the features included in the update:

Remote Play
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.

Second Screen
Users can use the PS4 Link application for the PS Vita system, and PlayStation App for iPhone, iPad, and Android-based smartphones and tablets, to use these devices as second screens in supported titles. PlayStation App has the ability to enable users to interact with games with their mobiles devices. For example on The Playroom, a title pre-installed in all PS4 systems that requires PlayStation Camera, users can draw pictures on their mobile device screens and flick them towards the TV. The images then appear as a 3D object within the game.

Record, take screenshots, and upload gameplay effortlessly
The PS4 system provides dedicated, "always on" video encoding systems that enables seamless uploading of gameplay. Users can share their epic triumphs by simply hitting the Share button on DualShock 4, take screenshots or scan through the last 15 minutes of gameplay, tag it and return to the game-the video uploads as the user plays. At the PS4 system's launch in North America, users will be able to share their images and videos with friends on Facebook and screenshots with followers on Twitter, though users will need to sign up for individual accounts to use Facebook and Twitter.

Broadcast and spectate gameplay
The PS4 system also enhances social spectating by enabling users to broadcast their gameplay in real-time to game fans around the globe, using Ustream and Twitch live internet streaming services (users will need to sign up for individual accounts to use Ustream and Twitch). There are two ways for users to view live broadcasts. First, the Live from PlayStation application on PS4 aggregates streams from all PlayStation users. Second, users can spectate friends' PS4 gameplay from PCs, and applications such as Ustream, Twitch, and browsers, which are installed on their mobile devices. These applications can be easily started up via PlayStation App, and users can also use these applications to post comments to gameplay broadcasts. Furthermore, users with PlayStation Camera can stream camera images and microphone sounds along with their live gameplay broadcast.

Play as you download
This feature enables users to play supported digital titles as they are being downloaded. The time it takes to begin playing will vary depending on game data size and network environments, and not all titles will support this feature When a game is purchased, users can start playing after PS4 downloads a portion of the data, while the rest of the game is downloaded in the background during actual gameplay. Games may be downloaded in stand-by mode.

Multi log-in
A maximum of four users can log-in to a single PS4 system simultaneously. These players can use their own save data to play games, and also earn trophies on their own Sony Entertainment Network accounts even when playing a multiplayer game together on a single PS4 system.

Party (Voice chat)
By using the Mono Headset bundled with the PS4 system, users will be able to chat with up to eight friends enjoying different applications or games. Furthermore, users can use Party to chat between PS4 and PS Vita systems.

Face recognition and voice commands
Users with PlayStation Camera will be able to register their facial image onto their PS4 system, and login to their system using facial recognition instead of DualShock 4. Furthermore, users can use either the microphone of the Mono Head set connected to DualShock 4, or PlayStation Camera to navigate through the PS4 home screen (PlayStation Dynamic Menu) with voice commands to start up games and shutdown the system, among other features; please refer to PS4's online manual for recognizable voice commands.

Background music player
Users can enjoy gameplay while listening to music in the background with Music Unlimited, a cloud-based digital music service. Users can also voice chat with friends while listening to music. Learn more about Music Unlimited here.

Online Multiplayer
PlayStation Plus members will be able to play PS4 titles online with other players via the network. PS Plus makes it easy for members to join available online multiplayer matches in a variety of ways, including the ability to easily join a game from a live stream broadcast or Party voice chats.

Blu-ray Disc and DVD player
Users can enjoy not only gaming on their PS4 system, but also Blu-ray and DVD video contents. When using for the first time, users must connect to the internet to activate this feature.

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9 user comments

129.11.2013 9:45

What didn't they patch? WOW wish I was one of the beta testers that paid what? to do so??

229.11.2013 10:03

And again it seems they're hammering the competition.

For instance, last I heard it was only the last 5 mins of gameplay in the xbone recorded and no voice over. Does the PS4 offer voice over on recording?

I would not be surprised if it's deemed worth it, in the next couple of iterations, PS4s will have a HDMI throughput port added.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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329.11.2013 10:21

Good Point Jemborg...

429.11.2013 12:35

Originally posted by Jemborg:
And again it seems they're hammering the competition.

For instance, last I heard it was only the last 5 mins of gameplay in the xbone recorded and no voice over. Does the PS4 offer voice over on recording?

I would not be surprised if it's deemed worth it, in the next couple of iterations, PS4s will have a HDMI throughput port added.
I have a PS4 and a xbox one and i can confirm that you can only record the past 30 SECONDS of gameplay via the voice command, "xbox, record that" if you want to record up to 5 minutes of gameplay, you would have to launch a separate app, called "upload studio" Then click record, before you start playing the game you want to record for 5 minutes.

It makes no sense, it should be the other way around!

To be fair, i could just use the upload studio app as a "snap app" and use the voice command, "Xbox, snap upload studio" then it launches on the right side of the screen.

It works but its just not as seamless and quick as PS4's share button, not to mention, being able to record a whopping 15 minutes.

Xbox can't stream on twitch, "yet" it will soon. Xbox one owners can only watch people stream on twitch as the present moment.

I'd give the streaming feature to PS4 for the moment and wait to see how Microsoft, implements their streaming feature.

529.11.2013 13:49

Does the PS4 record your voice too in that 15min Morphx?


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

630.11.2013 1:20

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Does the PS4 record your voice too in that 15min Morphx?
I don't know, i haven't tried to record my voice, while recording game play as of yet.

730.11.2013 1:31

Originally posted by morphx:
Originally posted by Jemborg:
Does the PS4 record your voice too in that 15min Morphx?
I don't know, i haven't tried to record my voice, while recording game play as of yet.
Well, let us know if you do Morphx.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

830.11.2013 1:32

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by morphx:
Originally posted by Jemborg:
Does the PS4 record your voice too in that 15min Morphx?
I don't know, i haven't tried to record my voice, while recording game play as of yet.
Well, let us know if you do Morphx.
OK

930.11.2013 7:08

Yup, that is good info to pass on at work so please do...

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