PlayStation 4 firmware update 1.71 goes live today

PS4 Console

Latest patch improves overall software stability, no major new features added.

The latest PS4 system update is now available, coming as a modest 194 MB download. The log notes state that, “System software stability during use of some features has been improved.” The pacth will bring a bug fix for Dualshock 4 controllers that were losing their vibration functionality when the console was turned off. An issue blocking PlayStation Plus users from uploading their saved games to the cloud has also been resolved.

No new features have been added, gamers wanting to playback their MP3s will still have to wait unfortuantely and other conspicuously abscent functions such as download pausing are still yet to come.

With the last  1.70 firmware update pre-loading has been brought in, allowing PS4 gamers to have new games loaded and ready to play from day one. We heard recently that pre-loading functionality will remain dormant on the PS4 until Destiny launches in September.

SHAREfactory, Sony's video sharing service also landed with the previous update.

With the latest update being relatively minor there may well be something big to come from Sony. With their announcement at E3 set to storm games-land they could well be holding something back. What do you think? 

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