A few days ago, it was revealed that the PS4 would be missing several key music features, namely DLNA support, MP3 and audio CD playback. Outcry was huge, with many gamers chastising Sony for the move with some even going so far as to cancel their preorders.
President of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida, in an audio interview with Giant Bomb, discussed how his company was completely caught off guard at the reaction this news provoked.
"The biggest surprise for us all internally at Sony was there are so many people who passionately reacted to our announcement that there's no MP3 support or CD support on day one. It's not like we actively decided, 'Let's not do this feature so people will have to subscribe to Music Unlimited. The focus has been more on the game features."
In other words, Yoshida felt that since no one ever really discussed these features, it's not something he felt gamers would miss. Boy, was he wrong.
Yoshida continued, stating "We didn't really think about MP3 or CD. We thought, 'We're going to do that eventually ....' It caught us off-guard. People don't really talk about these features, right? Some people get really mad and [say,] 'I'll cancel my pre-order!' So as we speak, people in Japan – the system guys – are discussing when we can put these features in."
So there you have it, missing music support will return to the PlayStation 4 some time in the future. Hope you didn't cancel your preorder!
Article by - Joshua Phillips
Insert Date: 11/13/2013