Sony has been very quiet on their side in terms of the features of the PS4, to such a degree that they fed off Microsoft’s mistakes to date, now it seems there are a few features missing from the PS4 we’d have expected as common place. In this article, Sony answers many of the questions we’ve been asking since launch and it’s become apparent that the PS4 has been developed for one thing in mind – games. At launch, and after installing the day-one patch, your PS4 will not be a media server. You won’t be able to play MP3’s, you can’t play CD’s (so for those who own CD’s in 2013 – you can’t import your songs to the PS4) and there are other features that’s been removed from what we’ve come to expect on the PS3.
Now, before you all go off on a tandem there are two things I’d like to point out.
- How many devices do you currently own that can do all the bits that’s been removed from the PS4?
- Nintendo says, “Told you so.” The focus should be on games and not the media hub of the house.
At the same time, it’s rather annoying that you can’t use the PS4 as a Media Server and that you can’t connect an external Hard Drive to the PS4… I mean, you can do that with the Wii U (where are all those haters?) Does this mean that people who used the PS3 as a media server will have to keep their PS3 nearby if they wish to do so in the future? Hopefully not. Shuhei Yoshida was quick to reply on his official Twitter account:
Later in the day he tweeted this after a discussion with the development team:
So how do you all feel about this? Should people get over CD’s and MP3 playback? Was the PS3 just a games system for you and never a media server? Is the lack of an external HDD a potential problem waiting to happen for you? Hey, at least games can be played at native 1080P!
If you still have any questions, we’re sure this will answer it all.
Source : PlayStation Blog