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PS4 getting suspend/resume feature (and more) tomorrow, March 26th

Finally, the suspend/resume feature Sony talked about back at the announcement of the PS4 (February 20th, 2013) will be hitting our consoles tomorrow. On top of suspend/resume, we will also be receiving a host of other features in the newest software update, which Sony is calling “Yukimura.”

If you are unfamiliar, the suspend/resume feature will allow you continue off exactly where you were in the game before you turned your console off. To do this you must turn your console off via rest mode and when you want to play again, hit the Playstation button on your Dualshock.

A few other features that 2.50 will add…

Back-Up and Restore Hard Disc Drive to External USB Drive
“Yukimura” allows PS4 owners to back-up and restore the hard disc to and from an external USB drive. Hard disc drive data includes settings, saved data, screenshots and video clips as well as games, patches and download data.

Find and Connect with Friends
PS4 owners will now be able to search for Facebook friends with their linked account. Friend requests and Real Name requests can be sent together in one step when adding a friend on the PS4 system.

Improved and Expanded Accessibility Options
“Yukimura” introduces new options to customize the user experience with the PS4 system, making it easier for gamers with impaired vision and limited manual dexterity to play. Customized button assignments for DUALSHOCK 4 and a zoom feature for displayed pictures and inverted colors will be available for all system functions, apps and games.

Remote Play and Share Play**: For games that support 60 fps, users will be able to stream those games with 60 fps for both Remote Play and Share Play on supported devices.

As for PSVita users, you will receive an update at the same time as Yukimura, adding “complementary features to those added to the PS4 system with the update.” The Vita will be able to support the aforementioned 60 FPS in Remote Play as well as new accessibility options.

These updates being supplied by Yukimura have been anticipated for quite some time. It will be nice to finally stop complaining about the lack of a suspend/resume feature.

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