A leaked Sony survey hints at some of the key features of PlayStation 4 firmware update 4.0, including folders, PS1/PS2 game support, wishlists, and more.
The PlayStation 4 since its launch been getting better and better with each big wave of firmware updates, and now that Sony has pushed out the stable v3.10 firmware, it is on to working out what to include in the next big rewrite/update with the v4.x series, so to help narrow down on what they need to work on first, they are sending out ‘surveys’ to their loyal PSN users asking what new key features they have in works they want to see first and when they like to see v4.0 roll out to their PlayStation 4 consoles with them.
In an invite-only survey which was recently sent out to PlayStation gamers (and was leaked via NeoGAF), Sony asked for suggestions for PS4 firmware update 4.0 and offered a checklist, which seemed to be compiled of fans’ most-wanted requests. Although it didn’t include everything that PS4 users are keen to see, it did hint at the ability to delete items from the PS4ï¿½s library, library filtering, and the introduction of folders was also listed. This should benefit many PS4 users who have complained that the console’s library and media bar are too cluttered and difficult to navigate. Moreover, wishlists were mentioned too, with wishlists being made available on the web and app versions of the PlayStation Store but not yet on the console versions.
Additionally PS1 and PS2 classics are mentioned. Although Sony’s game streaming service PlayStation Now allows PS3 games to be played on PS4, PS1 and PS2 games are not supported. While it’s unclear whether the PS1/PS2 game support would be available for free or as part of PS Now, adding more previous-gen support seems like a no-brainer as the Xbox One will soon get Xbox 360 game support. Not only that but the PS3 had PS1/PS2 game support with titles like Crash Team Racing and Wipeout both being compatible on the last-gen console, so, adding that support to PS4 could encourage even more PS3 users to buy Sony’s current-gen console.
As for when PS4 users are likely to see PS4 firmware update 4.0, that too was up for debate in the survey. Asking survey takers when they would expect the company to release "the next big System Software update (System Software 4.0) with new features?" a range of dates from ï¿½before the end of 2015′ all the way to ï¿½2017 or later’ were listed as options
So what ‘key features’ would you like to see added to your console in the big new v4.x firmware package, and when, sooner like months from now, or are you willing to wait a whole long year to give Sony more time to add as many new fancy features as possible to it.