New PS4 Update Dated April 30th by Sony Japan; New PS4/Vita AR Tech to be Demonstrated on the 26th

on April 16, 2014 3:05 PM

Many have been wondering when the upcoming 1.7 PlayStation 4 update will be launched by Sony, and today Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia added an interesting piece to the puzzle.

In a post on the Play Community about the upcoming Nico Nico Chokaigi 3 (that will be held between April 26th and April 27th in Japan) show Sony mentions a date for an update:

At the booth there will be corners for you to experience the new features that allows to broadcast to the popular Nico Nico service from PS4, that will be implemented in the update coming on Wednesday, April 30th.

There are two interesting elements here: Sony also sent a press release with exactly the same text, but on that one no date is mentioned. All it says is “coming in a future update.” This could mean that either the Play Community blog includes a mistake (unlikely, since the post has been up since the morning and hasn’t been changed), or the date wasn’t meant to be disclosed yet. It’s also possible that the Nico Nico livestreaming service will be pushed in a secondary update to come after 1.7.

It’s also worth mentioning that due to the time zones an update happening on April 30th in Japan could be dated April 29th in the west.

Another interesting element we learn is that during Nico Nico Chokaigi event Sony will demonstrated a new technology developed by the team at Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia. While the post on the PlayCommunity doesn’t offer further detail, the press release does mention that the tech is related to Augmented Reality.

Looks like April 26th and 27th  will be two interesting days for PlayStation fans.

Update: The April 30th release date has been stealthily removed from the blog post with no explanation offered.


 /  Executive News Editor
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