Sony has announced that it is working on a PS4 update which will bring MP3 and CD support to the next-gen console.
Following a public outcry to the recent revelations that the upcoming console would not offer support for audio CDs or MP3 files, Sony has announced that it is working on plans for a downloadable fix, although the update will not be available in time for the imminent PS4 release date.
Speaking in a recent episode of Giant Bomb’s Interview Dumptruck, Yoshida said the firm never intended not to support either CD or MP3, but was surprised at the backlash received for not offering the functionality day-one on the PS4.
“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,” he said. “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. Some of the features we wanted but we couldn’t get in on day one. 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.”