After an angry response from the PlayStation community, Sony has today confirmed that they are working hard on developing a new update that will implement both DLNA and MP3 support on a new next-generation PlayStation 4 games console.
Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida explained to the Giant Bomb website that unfortunately the features will not be available at the PlayStation 4 launch later this week, but Sony is working to release an update that will implement at a later date.
Sony was caught off guard by the amount of PlayStation community members that expressed their opinions about the lack of support for both DLNA and MP3 within the new PlayStation 4 console. Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios explained:
“It’s not like we actively decided ‘Let’s not do this feature so that people will subscribe to Music Unlimited,'” he said. “Like we’ve been saying, the focus has been always on the game features. And some of the features we wanted but we couldn’t get in on day one — game features — we are very disappointed and worried about not having on day one and that have been the higher priorities.
We didn’t really think about MP3 or DLNA,” Yoshida said. “We always thought we’re going to do that eventually. We’ve been doing it with all the products. So it caught us off guard. People don’t really talk about these features, right? But when we say we don’t have it, some people get really mad [and say,] ‘I canceled the pre-order!”
No official date has been announced for the implementation of the new support but as soon as we hear anything else we will keep you updated as always.