Industry insider Tidux, that is well known for having revealed quite a few features of the PS4’s operating system and UI before they wee unveiled, has been teasing the possibility of MP3 playback coming to PS4 for a while, but he never said it explicitly, until today.
So, some people ask for mp3 playback, that my friends is coming. but I do not know when it will come. #Soon#PS4
The Mp3 Playback is up and running at Sony. #PS4#soon
He also mentioned previously that the latest internal build of the PS4’s firmware has some unannounced features, but he’s not sure if those (or MP3 itself) will be included in 1.7, that he confirmed will come on the 30th.
He also made a quite cryptic statement: “The winter is coming, that’s a good way to put it.” “In a positive way.” Interestingly enough, that echoes something tweeted by Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann a while ago, but your guess is as good as mine on this. It could mean literally anything and the two things could be unrelated.
Of course we should always take what’s said by insiders with a grain of salt. We’ll have to stand by and see if this will come true, but considering that Tidux has a very solid track record with the information he leaks, there’s a good chance that it will.
Update: The April 30th release date has now been officially confirmed by Sony Japan.