PlayStation 4 system update 1.75 to add 3D Blu-ray playback next week
posted on 07.23.14 at 10:30 PM EDT by (@salromano)
New update coming only a few days after previous update.

PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 firmware update 1.75 is coming next week and will add support for 3D Blu-ray playback, Sony announced.

“Out next week! PS4 system software update 1.75 will add Blu-ray 3D playback,” PlayStation Japan said on Twitter.

The timing is a bit odd. Sony released PlayStation 4 firmware 1.74, which improved system stability for some software, just yesterday.

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  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    I’d rather get the YouTube app

    • Elvick

      Not sure what one has to do with the other.

    • Zackasaur

      So? The two don’t conflict at all. lol

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

        What?

        • Zackasaur

          Adding 3D Blu-ray playback doesn’t delay the development of the YouTube app. It’s not a zero-sum game.

          It’s okay to want features, but there is no “rather,” here. The two features come from different development sources, so they aren’t conflicting with each other.

          • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

            I can want a feature if I want to

  • Zuhri69

    Maybe it went down like, ‘steve, did you put out the 3d blu ray playback in the update? What? God damn it, steve! You have one job!!!’

  • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owltron

    Seriuosly? That’s quick…

  • Nesther

    Do people still buy 3D TVs? I thought that fad was over.

    • Articuno76

      TBH a lot of TVs have it shoehorned in now (even at quite low price points) so… yeah, people don’t go out to buy 3D TVs, but they end up with one just the same.

  • Six

    Pfft. Sony playing catch-up, as usual.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      you are sounding like a gaf poster now…

      • Six

        Nah, you are sounding like one by taking my post seriously. :P

        • Luna Kazemaru

          I’m not throwing out list wars yet so i can’t be one :P but nah you are cool as much as we argue i can respect your opinion

      • Audie Bakerson

        No, I’m pretty sure GAF is the opposite.

        • Elvick

          Only if that’s what you want to see. It’s confirmation bias.

  • Warboss Aohd

    People still care about 3D?

    • Zackasaur

      People complained about it ceaselessly, so apparently they do.

      • Warboss Aohd

        really?

        • Zackasaur

          Yep. I never saw a PS4 firmware update in which people didn’t complain about not having this feature.

          Hell, people were raging about it the moment it was revealed that it would not be ready for launch.

  • Comandante Bushido

    3D bewbs… sold

  • Luna Kazemaru

    I’m actually wondering why that wasn’t out at launch

  • fyi1191

    How about making it possible to emulate PSX & PS2 games?

    • Warboss Aohd

      now THAT i want.

    • Bob Obb

      How would they make money off the digital versions then? ;)

      • Articuno76

        If they get reliable emulation running the floodgates for a massive backlog of digital titles could go on sale.

        Until now each PS2 Classic has needed it’s own self-containted emulation (making them closer to ports) which is why we’ve seen so few of them.

        TBH I’m at a loss as to why the PS4 doesn’t have any kind of PS1 emulation, given that every other PlayStation machine does. It’s not a case of the architecture of the system being too complicated.

        • AdamBoy64

          Is that kind of what Playstation Now is intended to do? Allow you to play PS1, PS2 and PS3 games?

  • Audie Bakerson

    …Why didn’t it have this already?

    • Zackasaur

      I’m not sure why, but both PS4 and Xbone needed time to implement it.

  • bloodiOS

    Just one single feature? Makes me feel like this was meant to be released with other features down the road but had to be hurried out in response to XBO’s August update.

    • Elvick

      People are hardcore bitching about this lacking. So they may as well just push it out when it’s ready.

      Gotta love this. People bitch about all the stability updates. Sony release a feature people have been bitching about not being there and it’s bad because… I don’t really know. I guess there’s not enough other stuff.

      As if people would be happy waiting longer for something that could be released now. Because people are totally reasonable like that… oh wait.

    • AdamBoy64

      Yeah, I think we have Microsoft to thank for this update.

    • Articuno76

      Competition has traditionally been good for pricing/value wars, maybe now we’ll see competitive system updates. And given that we win in that scenario I’m okay with that.

  • PrinceHeir

    So how does BD Anime’s play on PS4??

    Is it good? faster loading times etc??

  • Akari Akaza

    I wish they made Anime in 3D. I want to see the cuteness close…..^_^

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Suuuuuure

  • Max Eisenhardt

    Damn I didn’t know 3D Blu-ray support was more important than Friend Notifications, Changing my wallpaper, Folders to organize my games library and the ABILITY TO PAUSE AND QUEUE DOWNLOADS!!

    What the hell Sony?!

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      I want all that, that’s all I want.

  • Elvick

    Goofs, why didn’t they just hold the stability update to include with this? If it’s just a week away, it wouldn’t have made a big deal.

    • Nesther

      Maybe they’ll start a trend of weekly updates.

    • Zackasaur

      It hardly matters. PS4 updates are automatic and fast anyway.

      It’s not like the PS3 pre-PS+, where we had to schedule the things.

  • Budgiecat

    MP3 playback and external hard drive/flash drive support pleasums…

    • Zackasaur

      MP3 yes.

      External… Has pros and cons. It’s definitely better to swap the internal.

    • AdamBoy64

      At present, are you not able to backup your game save data to a flash drive?

  • Learii

    sorry to ask but what is payback?

    • bloodiOS

      sorry to ask but what is payback?

      Sorry to ask but where did you see this word in the article?

      • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

        Maybe they had multiple tabs open, and got their comments confused, and this was meant for some other article?

        I used to do that rarely. Only explanation I can think of…

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          Or they were reading too fast.

      • Learii

        oh playback I mean

        • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

          Are you serious?
          Assuming you are, and in this context, playback is a device’s ability to reproduce (or run) a certain type of media or content.

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    Judging by comments, it sounds like waiting for Holiday Bundles/discounts is going to pay off since the PS4 firmware seems to be missing some important stuff.

  • McPoo

    Was a reason ever given for why neither console launched with 3D Blu-ray playback? It seems like a weird thing to omit.

    • gekitsu

      i dunno, it seems like a niche feature. i’d wager that less than 50% use their ps4/xbone on a 3d-capable tv to begin with. the average owner of a 3d-capable tv will spend the majority of their tv’s time watching 2d media (by choice or by necessity), and due to that, broadcasters either won’t jump on board or back out of it if they did some forays
      i mean, who even goes to the theatre to see a 3d film when there is the lower price, better quality, 2d option on offer?

      that isn’t to say that the technology doesn’t have the potential to do cool stuff, but market wise, it’s a pretty weak thing. as a console manufacturer, i’d keep my eyes on VR before 3d BR playback.

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    At least updates like this don’t cost anything.

  • Guy Incognito

    I like that Sony is going in reverse with the PS4. Ship it with almost no features then add them as the life of the system goes on. As opposed to removing features as they did with every PlayStation from the start.

    • Six

      I’d rather them have had shipped it with all the features of the PS3, in addition to all the features they touted like suspend/resume and the ability to take over someone else’s game.

      But that’s just me. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

      • Guy Incognito

        It’s going to be a while before I jump to PS4. PS3 still has alot of life left. But it’s nice they have it figured out of building up instead of down.

        • AdamBoy64

          The PS4 will be a lot more appealing when it has the same functionality as the PS3. Until then though..

          • Guy Incognito

            I probably won’t get mine until Mortal Kombat X is out.

  • Skerj

    Just give me MP3 playback god dammit because Music Unlimited is very limited and stiiiiiiiiiill unstable. Stability updates be damned. It’s almost like neither of them paid attention to their last gen console’s features.

    • GODDUKEMONEXA

      mp3, mp4, why not? MKV!!! custom themes, and wallpapers !!!!!

      • PrinceHeir

        YES TO ALL!!

        Especially MKV and FLAC support.

        Do it Sony!!!!

        • Zackasaur
          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            I tried it. Too annoying to try and rename all my files to match the programs detection client or whatever it uses.

            I couldn’t get it to pick up over half of my files in one folder, regardless of how I renamed them.

            • Zackasaur

              Hm, weird. It just worked for me without any real effort. I suppose I was fortunate to be set up the right way in advance.

              I like HTML5 streaming because I can do it across all of my main devices.

  • ClarkWedner