Shuhei Yoshida Shares More info on PS4: Download Speed, HDMI Capture, Game Upgrade Disk Requirement

on September 20, 2013 1:41 AM

SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida held his usual “twitter customer service” today, answering to some questions from the fans about the upcoming PS4, mostly raised by the latest news that left a few doubts on the table.

The  first is on the disk requirement of the upgrade of select games from the PS3 to the PS4 version. Looks like the PS4’s disk drive will have some work to do.

The second tidbit of information is on the recently announced support of video capture via HDMI. Don’t expect it for launch, as it will be introduced afterwards with a patch.

Finally, some good news. The download speeds from the PSN have never been exactly lightning fast. Looks like things are going to improve with the PS4.

How will that happen? We don’t know at the moment, but it’s quite probable that Sony will invest in increasing the server count of the PSN with the PS4, especially considering that an increase in PS Plus subscribers is to be expected, given its requirement for online games.

Still, it’s quite amazing to see Yoshida-san taking his time to answer to the fans’ questions despite his inevitably busy schedule at Tokyo Game Show. Talk about dedication…

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.