Sony are working to implement MP3 and CD support into the PS4 after a recent internet backlash when news came out the the console did not support them.
Speaking with Jeff Gerstmann in a Giant Bomb Interview Dumptruck, Sony’s Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida said:
“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. Some of the features we wanted but we couldn’t get in on day one.”
“As such, Sony is working to add these features in an update. “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.”
Once again it seems like Sony are always listening to their fans, it is great to see that they are looking into putting these features that were in the PS3 in to the PS4. I also like the honesty in this interview as well, Yoshida seems really down to earth and understands the general public’s reaction. Although I am not bothered about MP3 or CD playback, it did seem like a big issue to some people, so hopefully they will now be happy.
What do you think about this turn of events? Do you think it shows that Sony listen or that they give in to pressure too easily? Let me know in the comments below!