PlayStation has announced more details about the upcoming PlayStation 4 system software update 2.00, which the company has code named Murasame. Owners of a PS4 will soon be able to play music through the console through a USB flash drive. Those who constantly share their gameplay will also appreciate the archive function for videos.
Interestingly, the PS4 will not allow players to copy music onto its internal hard disk, and will only play music off a connected USB device. PlayStation has not said why this is the case, but it could potentially be to save valuable storage space. The player will support MP3, MP4, M4A, and 3GP formats.
Another feature that will be appearing is the option to add games to your library, without first initiating a download and cancelling it. Why this wasn’t initially on the system is a question; the option to buy games and download them later is extremely important during times of sales when many games are likely to be bought at the same time.
Other improvements are the option to change background colours in the profile, streamlined library sorting and filters, and a “players you may know” suggestion box for recommending friends to add. These players that are suggested come from others that the owner of the PS4 regularly comes into contact with while playing online.
Previous announcements had indicated that themes would be implemented to provide more personalisation options, while a new Share Play feature will allow players to invite friends into multiplayer games even if they don’t own a copy of the title.
The PlayStation app is also being redesigned around the same time that the PS4 gets the new update. Although PlayStation has not yet revealed when this will be.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]