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Sony confirms PS4 firmware 2.50 will include suspend/resume, button mapping, and more

PlayStation 4's upcoming firmware update will contain quite the laundry list of features, which includes suspend/resume, button mapping, and more.

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It appears this week’s rumors of PlayStation 4’s firmware 2.50 turned out to be true as Sony has confirmed many of the previously suggested features.

The PlayStation 4’s firmware 2.50 finally delivers on Sony’s promise that was made when the console was first introduced in February 2013: Suspend Mode. Suspend/Resume will be supported by “nearly” all PS4 titles and will allow users to get right back into their game, straight from where they left off.

Firmware 2.50 will also allow Sub-accounts to become Master accounts straight from the console, search for your Facebook friends on PSN, share video clips on Dailymotion, and access 60fps gameplay when using either Remote Play or Share Play. Improvements to trophies are also being implemented, such as screenshots taken when a Trophy is earned as well as the ability to remote games from your Trophy list that have 0% completion. Button remapping has also been confirmed, which should help for those of you who prefer to have your L1/L2 and R1/R2 switched around.

Today’s confirmation comes without a release date, although Sony says it will be “soon.”

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      March 12, 2015 7:20 AM

      excited for this, although the "most titles" clause makes me think it'll be flakey.

      my ps4 has started doing this totally sweet thing where when i put it to sleep it forgets what netflix episodes i've watched. which is sweet because that's basically the only thing i use for it for nowadays. *sigh*

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        March 12, 2015 7:57 AM

        You could try to reinstall the app. I had this happen on the Xbone too. Apparently it's a common Netflix issue.

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        March 12, 2015 8:13 AM

        Most titles means every title minus Destiny which boots you after inactivity as it is entirely an online game.

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        March 12, 2015 9:14 AM

        I don't think they would want you to suspend/resume in FF14 or other entirely online based games.

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          March 12, 2015 11:07 AM

          FF14 logs you out if you AFK for a while anyway, so I wouldn't think that would matter.

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      March 12, 2015 7:24 AM

      Wait, when you unlock a trophy the system takes a screenshot, archives it and displays it when you're looking at trophies? If so that's kinda cool!

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      March 12, 2015 8:55 AM

      Daniel,I think you meant to write "remove games from your Trophy list that have 0% completion",not "remote".

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      March 12, 2015 9:01 AM

      This is all cool, but i'd like an update that I could actually use. Like a wish list. Removal of demos and betas from my library, the creation of folders, true transparency of the GUI. Some damn QA on these horrible, horrible dynamic themes. The ability to put my own avatar from a usb rather than just Facebook. Who about including some new avatar pics also from all the games we play. Those haven't been updated since like forever.

      Suspend/ resume is cool, they made the promise and they want to keep it. But its not something I for one need. I wasn't in love with this feature in XBone and I suspect I wont love it on my PS4, but whatever.
      The sub account thing is cool for my kids.

      Trophy management, I didn't even know this was a thing.

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        March 12, 2015 9:20 AM

        Trophy management is most definitely a thing. The 360 allowed you to remove 0 point games a long time ago and I've wanted the same feature on PSN. I can finally remove DCUO!

        As with most updates, one person's "must have" is pointless to another person.

        Although a wish list that notified you when they went on sale would be awesome! I know Steam already does that.

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        March 12, 2015 11:02 AM

        Tophy Management.

        Not so much these days.. but when i was trophy whoring it up i could not stand having 0 or 1 pt games on my list. Same with a buddy i use to compete with. He wouldn't even put a game on his PS3 if he wasn't going to try for a platinum.

        Hey man I brought Street Fighter! "..nope" =/

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      March 12, 2015 11:15 AM

      It's about time! I was thinking about switching to getting multi platform games on the Bone instead due to Suspend/resume. Showing Trophies by earned date should have been there from the start.

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      March 12, 2015 12:20 PM

      Can I turn off the stupid might on my dual shock yet? No? Then I don't care.

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      March 12, 2015 12:24 PM

      Please for the love of Xenu, add the ability to use my damn harmony remote. Jesus Christ Buddha.