Sony will add MP3 and CD playback functionality to PS4 in earliest updates to the machine

By | November 13, 2013

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Recent Sony’s announcement which says that unlike PlayStation3 the 4th generation of this product won’t be able to play CDs or MP3 files, lead a group of its fan backlash from purchasing the product due to removal of the functionality. Due to that the new president of Sony computer entertainment Shuhei Yoshida has told that the PS4 development team is working to add the ability to play both in a post-launch patch.



Yoshida’s first reaction was to the comments on Twitter, saying he would consider discussion of the feedback with the development team. He later told Giant Bomb that the PS4 development department “didn’t really think about MP3 and CD,” and that he was surprised by the reaction of fans to the announcement of the product because of its absence. Some had speculated that the removal of the feature is a marketing tactic by Sony to force users to sign up to Sony’s Music Unlimited service. Yoshida has denied this accusation, and he was also supported by Sony’s Director of music Services Anu Kirk, who said in an interview with Polygon that for Music Unlimited Product “Was just to make the best music application available for PS4.”

According to Yoshida, the PS4′s development team are currently working out when they can add MP3 and CD playback feature to the new console. It won’t be arrive in the time for launch in America this week, but given the vocal threads of canceled pre-orders and Sony’s swift reaction to the backlash, it’ll likely arrive in one of the earliest updates to the machine.