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PS4 to support 3D Blu-ray playback next week

Sam Loveridge

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The PS4 is following in the Xbox One’s footsteps and will support 3D Blu-ray playback next week.

Microsoft recently announced that the August Xbox One update would bring 3D Blu-ray support to the company’s latest console among other new features.

Sony has quickly responded to that by revealing that the PS4 will get the same feature in the software update 1.75 next week.

“Coming soon: PS4 system software update 1.75 adds 3D Blu-ray film support. #4ThePlayers,” came the PlayStation Europe tweet.

The US PlayStation Twitter account then added that the 1.75 software update would arrive “next week”.

There’s no word on any other features that might arrive with the upcoming update, but 3D Blu-ray support is a pretty nice addition anyway.

The fact that the update is pencilled in for some time next week will no doubt annoy Microsoft, who although announced the feature earlier for the Xbox One, the actual feature isn’t scheduled to arrive until sometime in August.

The Xbox One August update does do a lot more than bring 3D Blu-ray support though, as it will also offer the ability to remotely purchase and download games on the Xbox One from Xbox.com or SmartGlass, among other features.

The most recent PS4 update 1.74 was released earlier this week and was only released as a patch that “improves stability of some software”.

No doubt PS4 owners are still waiting for some other major features to land on the latest PlayStation console, including the ability to resume and suspend game states, improved remote control support, music uploads and the option to change your PSN name.

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Lacerz

July 24, 2014, 2:07 pm

All Microsoft did was announce it first. Sony is implementing Blu-ray 3D support before Microsoft.

Geoff Carlin

July 24, 2014, 4:33 pm

Actually those on the preview update program should have the feature from today on Xbox One.

Guest

July 25, 2014, 5:10 am

Isn't that beta firmware?

Mike

July 25, 2014, 10:32 pm

Xbox follows Ps4 they mean.

Mike

July 25, 2014, 10:34 pm

It had been coming all along, we all knew it. So technically their announcements don't matter. Just when it gets FULLY released

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