Just a few hours ago, Sony’s official PlayStation Twitter announced that firmware update “1.71” for the PlayStation 4 will be coming out “soon.” As it turns out, soon means today.
PS4 system software update 1.71 coming soon, will improve software stability of some features. Reminder: Activate your automatic download
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 3, 2014
Right this moment, the update has been rolled out and is at a manageable 194MB, which should take most people no more than a few minutes to download and install. Of course, if you leave your PS4 on standby mode, then the update should be downloaded and installed by the time you wake up or when you turn on your console.
For PS4 firmware update 1.71, sadly, there are no gamer-requested features that came along for the ride, as the update is to “software stability of some features,” which most PlayStation gamers should be familiar with by now.
Let’s hope that the next firmware update brings with it some features that fans have been requesting since the console’s release. I for one would certainly welcome a way to pause something the PS4 is downloading, or maybe even a little notification when my PSN friends hop online.
What would you want the next firmware update to bring if you were given a chance to choose?