PS4 Firmware 2.04 Had Hidden Features For Developers, Related To SDK Performance Improvements

As usual, take this information with a grain of salt.

Posted By | On 25th, Feb. 2015 Under News, Rumors | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


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A few days ago we reported that a new firmware update for the PlayStation 4 will probably be released by the end of next month. This piece of information was revealed by industry insider Tidux who has a decent track record as far as firmware update goes. However it seems that he has more information regarding a recently released firmware update i.e. 2.04.

Tidux revealed the firmware update 2.04 has hidden features and updates for the developers, and it was released silently by Sony. According to him, Sony thinks that there was no reason to reveal these hidden features and update to the general public as it was a performance update aimed for developers. Tidux is not aware about every hidden feature this firmware update has but he did revealed that they were related to improvements on PS4’s SDK.

And lastly he revealed that Sony has a complete list of all the features that users want but they also have a few features in development that a common user cannot think of.  As usual take this piece of information with a grain of salt as it’s coming from an industry insider and not through official sources.

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  • Clate

    Tidux has generally turned out to be true. I also think it is sad that Sony can not talk about performance improvements because of idiots wanting them to “prove” them. Smart move by Sony

    • uptownsoul

      Exactly…There’s no need for Sony to puff their chest out about this. Let the Devs’ work do all the talking with any SDK updates & let the PS4 owners do all the talking with any and all features

    • Clate

      I think Sony should be able to mention the performance updates though. But they really can not without people flipping out and wanting them to “prove” them and fanboys flipping out on every side. So it is better just for Sony to not talk about them, crazy fanboys are annoying lol

    • TheWayItsMeantToBePlayed

      No. People are asking Tidux for proof and he’s throwing a temper tantrum that he has to provide proof and you are swallowing his damge contol and excuses. If he was that confident and more importantly, if they were real. He would mention them.

      But since MisterTiduxMedia is a fraud who still somehow gets clickbait, people still talk about him.

    • Clate

      He has been right on more than one occasion….. I do not take what he said as fact but he is right sometimes, by the look of your name and avatar you have an agenda. So have a nice day 🙂

    • TheWayItsMeantToBePlayed

      He’s right none of the time and called MisterTiduxMedia for a reason. No matter what you claim, it still doesn’t absolve him of all the times he lied or his “Reputation”

    • andy

      I actually don’t think they need to AT ALL. They didn’t during the PS1, PS2 and PS3 era. Sure they updated tools and middleware related things and this was all explained to actual devs at shows like GDC, where it matters.

      But we never needed that “we have given back 8% to devs” crap that Microsoft has made a staple because…. well they need to say something to keep those people who DIDN’T jump ship happy with the console they bought. Do you get me? It was never a thing before to have to desperately tell your customers that the console will get better, it was always something we knew, well in PlayStation camp anyway.

      I wouldn’t take anything this guy says seriously though. He has gotten so much more wrong than correct in the past.

    • Starman

      Dude , did you think this through before you wrote … or were you just on “Fanboy Auto-pilot” ?///inquiring minds would like to know.

    • d0x360

      You are joking right? They updated the ps3 and ps3 SDK and console firmware many many times to increase performance whether they were small tweaks or significant changes things were changed.

      Just because you didn’t know doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Improvements to an SDK that results in better running or better looking games dont have to translate to updates in api or driver sets either they may just be code efficiency’s discovered through making games rolled into the pre built code base of an SDK.

      SDK updates have been around almost forever and with those updates comes easier performance or better performance in games.

      You are downright ignorant if you think otherwise.

    • TheWayItsMeantToBePlayed

      He’s astroturfing and revising history as Sony was notoriously awful for bad dev tools and telling developers to go do things themselves. Remember Bayonetta on PS3? Bad Sony dev tools. Guy’s basically a reputation manager anyway

    • Yadhit Sarmiento

      I don’t think that what he meant. Read it carefully. He is saying that SONY didn’t tell the public the details of the upgrade just said that their was an upgrade that was needed to the system. I myself remember upgrades just happening with no explanations unless something went wrong with that specific upgrade.

    • d0x360

      Sony has detailed plenty of SDK updates before the ps4 era as has Microsoft and Nintendo. The difference isn’t these companies the difference is a small subset of gamers cares way too much about specs but since these gamers are so loud the media keeps reporting on things that in the grand scheme of things isn’t really important. You see tweets about this stuff from companies because gamers and media hammer on them for updates and info. All this info has been around forever just nobody cared enough to report on it.

    • Yadhit Sarmiento

      Maybe your right.

    • d0x360

      Its a weird time to be a big fan of gaming especially as an adult. everyone is so busy fighting over specs or defending product x nobody is paying attention to what’s important anymore and that’s just having fun. There has always been fanboys and fanboy fights but these days they are so damn angry and hateful. Back in the day we had SNES vs Genesis and despite devoting ourselves to a single console because owning 2 was unthinkable in an era when having 2 TV’s was still a big deal we would still be able to admit the console we didn’t own had great games. These days everyone hates everything, its crazy. People have forgotten that its perfectly fine to prefer one console over another and still enjoy them both immensely. Me liking the xbox one better than my ps4 isn’t a knock against Sony its a high five to Microsoft. The ps4 is great too its just not my daily driver.

      Ramble ramble…sorry I got lost for a second.

    • TheWayItsMeantToBePlayed

      Uh no they didn’t. Sony was notorious for telling devs to make their own tools and the reason Renderware was so popular was because Sony had told developers to go jump off a cliff on the PS2. Same on the PS3 where Sony told developers to get good and didn’t even help out till 2012.

      Your first console must have been a PS3 because there is a lot of revisionist history in your post on top of your usual astroturfing for Sony.

    • d0x360

      I dont think any xbox one owners are unhappy with their purchase. Not only is the systems built in functions quite excellent and way better than what the ps4 offers the xbox one currently still not only has more exclusive titles but better exclusive titles. Sony has been running on hype since day 1 with nothing to show for it. Yea it has slightly better performance but the xbox has better games and better apps and more functions. Its just better. Sooner or later people will realize that and Sony will have dropped the ball AGAIN. I am a ps4 and xbox owner but if I only had a ps4 I’d be pretty pissed off at Sony right now.

    • jayflow

      Well I have both and to be honest they both have been pretty lackluster as far as games are concerned. That’s just my opinion though.

    • d0x360

      I disagree but everyone likes different things. Forza, forza horizon 2, halo MCC, sunset overdrive, crimson dragon, dead rising 3, max curse of brotherhood, killer instinct, peggle 2, powerstar golf, project spark, super time force, titanfall, zoo tycoon.

      I liked Ryse for what it was too but I dont wanna get into a debate over that one lol.

    • jayflow

      Yeah those games are decent, to me, but I’m still looking for the games that are true “next gen”. Games like Quantum Break, Gears, Bloodborne, Uncharted 4, just to name a few. Just please don’t mention halo MCC to me, lol! I’m still upset about the multiplayer. It has me rethinking getting Halo 5.

      I do like where Ryse and The Order 1886 are heading though. I think they both were decent starts to new IP’s.

    • d0x360

      Oh yea I’m right there with you no doubt. Halo MCC is an oddity. I had issues until the first patch and then it was smooth sailing. I’m really curious as to what they changed in the netcode that seems to be causing issues for some people but not others. I’m leaning towards and ungraceful handoff of data and poor tolerances for errors when its switching engines because it does the first step of matchmaking with the halo 4 engine regardless of which mode you are in then once its found players it starts loading the game specific engine and hands the data off to that and that seems to be where the issues begin.

      I think the upcoming patch, the one where they were going to have a beta test is probably a complete recode of the whole system and they wanted to make sure it worked in the wild before officially releasing but then they got bad press for that so they pulled back… What a mess.

    • jayflow

      I’m really hoping this patch works!

    • d0x360

      Me too I got a couple buddies who have issues. We can get into matches together maybe 60% of the time. The other 40% it shows us grouped together right through the loading but then the match starts and they are gone and replaced by other people. Then we gotta play the game which takes 10-20 min before we can quit out and group up again.

    • jayflow

      That’s the exact problems I’m having too. My friends have given up on the game.

    • Starman

      You say that because you’re really disappointed with your PS4 so you throw xb1 in there because you can’t get over the fact the XB1 has a lot more to offer ..
      I have both , and I can honestly say I am VERY disappointed with my ps4 and tired of people like you and all these websites bashing xb1 and praising something that just isn’t true…And now you talked so much sht , you can’t change your tune now … SO SPARE ME SON.

    • Yadhit Sarmiento

      It depends on your taste. I think that both systems have their strengths and their weakness. To say that one system has better exclusive then the other is not correct. You play what you like and that’s it. If there is something on another system that the other doesn’t have then buy that other system if you can offer it. Stop all this nonsense and stop badgering the competition. That goes for both Sony and Microsoft.

    • d0x360

      Who’s badgering? I stated my informed opinion and someone who owns both consoles. d0x360 is my gt on both so you can verify for yourself.

      Yes you can say one system has better exclusives than another. Again it’s an opinion. Does my saying that as of today I feel the xbox has a better lineup of games mean that Sony’s games are bad? No it doesn’t. However as I said if I only owned a ps4 I’d be pissed at Sony and rightly so. There are barely any exclusives and the ones that exist are highly suspect in quality. The order? Drive club? The Last of Us was great but that’s a ps3 game so please tell me what a person who only owns ps4 really has to brag about? Please tell me aside from the difference in specs what the ps4 does that the xbox doesn’t?

      There is a reason I use my Xbox more than ps4 and it goes beyond just games. I can download faster off the xbox, the media functions are more robust, I can snap tv, YouTube, Netflix etc etc while playing a game, the social feature are second to none, multi tasking apps, instant boot, instant resume on games, frequent updates that add features… The list goes on and on.

      Not a single one of those things means the ps4 is bad or inferior it just means its different which is fine. I’d still buy a ps4 today but if I were forced at gunpoint to pick only 1 I’d pick the xbox. I can live with nearly imperceptible differences in visuals if it means I get all the extra features and network speed.

    • Starman

      You, Tidux (the biggest Sony lying a** fanboy) other than Greg Miller …and the rest of the lying fanboys on this site … Stop with the save the Playstation crap …LMAO…you guys don’t give up … but not one single exclusive no parity crap ……hit 1080p and 60fps yet … please stop you look pathetic. Now go ahead , talk about my sentence structure and grammar , and how much of a moron I am …it wont change that the system is still being over hyped …almost 2 yrs later and they have done NOTHING …

    • jayflow

      Not one single exclusive? How bout I give you 2 old ones. Mlb the Show 14 and The Last of Us remastered are Sony exclusives that run 1080p 60fps.

    • Jason Mounce

      He’s a deluded and salty fanboy. No need to actually give a logical rebuttal towards him. Either he won’t respond to it or it’ll fall on deaf ears of course. May as well trying to speak maturely down to a 4 year old, you’re not going to get good reception. Especially when they’re already plagued with Brattiness Syndrome.

    • jayflow

      Just like to correct misinformation, but you’re probably right. It won’t do any good.

    • Jason Mounce

      I’m the same way. Sometimes though we gotta learn ahead of time whether or not it’s a battle worth fighting a draw a line, because if they’re just saying stupid things just for the sake of saying stupid things and/or attention? It’s painful to simply ‘Allow’ them to have their way of spouting nonsensical jibberish of misinformation or manipulate information into something intangible – but, those are the kinda people that you usually can’t salvage or help. Some effort or one post to see if they can be persuaded can be fine, but always gotta be careful if you note that they’re also instigators.

    • jayflow

      So true!

    • Starman

      Are you 2 finish with the “BROMANCE” stroking each other…

    • Jason Mounce

      Are you finished being an idiot? Doubt that very much :l

      Still a better love-story than Twilight.

    • jayflow

      Telling the truth about a system you obviously can’t stand must hurt your feelings?

    • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

      You got owned Starman just deal with it and stop acting like a child, you brought it on yourself.

    • TheWayItsMeantToBePlayed

      The irony of an astroturfer like you calling someone a child.

    • Starman

      LOL , you own a ps4 … the only one who got owned was you and all the idiots who believed it was 50% more powerful than the competition and now believe they have hidden powers ..so grow up get a job then purchase a real console..

    • kreator

      Lmao!!!!

    • Starman

      The only fanboys here are you guys only owning one system …lol

    • jayflow

      Actually I own a PS4 and Xbox One. So come again?

    • Starman

      Please , spare me ..you probably stuck in last gen still .. the crap you talk shows you don’t own either…

    • Jason Mounce

      And through what evidence do you have that makes you so sure that I only own one system?….

      Grasping at Straws, I see.

    • Section8

      Wow. I see you’re quite the moronic tool.

    • d0x360

      The last of us could hit 60 but it averaged 45-50 with lows in the 30s and a couple small areas in the low 20s for a brief few seconds. As for mlb…that’s not exactly a graphical showcase. Its ANOTHER port from ps3 I’d hope a sports title that’s cross gen designed for non multiplatform support could run at 60…it was made by Sony for Christ sakes.

    • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

      I love the “stop with the save the Playstation” comments from the very people who are constantly attacking it. Maybe if you weren’t so personally effected by a consoles success and felt they need to attack it constantly other people wouldn’t feel the need to defend it.

    • Starman

      First ,, STFU… when I used to just give my opinion in a peaceful way i was all kind of names … they struck first ..so if you don’t know where it all started .. then like I said STFU and mind your neck ..

    • TheWayItsMeantToBePlayed

      MisterTiduxMedia has a track record of being consistently wrong including a massive “Leak” that got Dualshockers banned as a source on neogaf for reporting on it.

      Questioning it is the only reasonable thing you can do and the fact he’s salty people are telling him to prove it is even more telling. Tidux more like Liedux. Gamingbolt would be as served using MisterXMedia as a source as they are both cut from the same cloth

    • Mark

      Yup. Only dude that has a decent record is Shinobi, but he was sorta kinda off on The Order’s length lol

  • Toni D

    Cant believe my eyes, people who likes Sony actually talks down their fanboy community. Never seen that before.
    Maturity awaits?

  • kreator

    It’s no big deal.

  • Starman

    Now Sony has hidden “Super Powers …LMFAO ! can’t even play music CD’s but, they have hidden powers ..LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL…

    • Jecht_Sin

      Article talks about hidden (as in “not disclosed”) features in the OS update, moronic troll dreams about super power.

      No, matey. This isn’t the XBone with its hidden 2nd GPU, you know.. Just a possible SW optimization in some libraries.

    • Starman

      You’re not worth my brain matter…

    • Jecht_Sin

      You must have some to be worthy.

    • TheWayItsMeantToBePlayed

      No this is exactly the same as the xbone garbage with Tidux yelling “Its a secret!” after being called out repeatedly for his delusional fantasies. Which has happened multiple times already.

      Only thing is you gullible idiots believe it.

    • Jecht_Sin

      So you really find it so unbelievable that an OS update contains some (shared) libraries optimization? It happens with any OS, in many updates. For the Xbone included.

    • TheWayItsMeantToBePlayed

      I do find it unbelievable when it comes from a notorious liar who claimed there was a 50% SDK power boost and more wishful thinking in the past who is now clamming up and whining when people ask him to prove it.

      He’s called MisterTiduxMedia on neogaf for a reason. Same deluded astroturfer, different brand.

  • Cyberats

    THE AGE OF CONSOLES IS AT AN END.
    PCs have more power and will continue to rise exponentially compared to the slow consoles, are more flexible (saving games & switching chars.), using different inputs (driver sets, pilot sets, fps sets, etc…), will perform better with new 1200dpi monitors & TVs and be able to display on multiple monitors without a loss in quality, perform faster over networks and are not tied down to a single server for connectivity (depending on each game). PCs do not have to be milked monthly for a fee to play an OFFLINE campaign or connect to the internet for the same reason. Although in the past PCs had 2 player games, most games designed for consoles today lost their 4 player capabilities also, they are all solo, online games.
    So why would I want to buy a console for ? A cheap plastic box to use for coffee cup holder ? DVD media is obsolete and about to be replaced, slow running (crawling actually) compared to SSD speeds.

    • WOLF581

      HAHAHA yes unlimited power to spend on emulators

    • Starman

      You guys (PC guys) are the “SMARTEST HERE” I mean spending $2500 on a rig to play a handful of games .. very WISE ..PC is a tool for me to make money …and make life a little easier .. not to play just games .. you guys sound crazy..

    • jayflow

      So much fail in this post! Dude you’re a joke.

    • Starman

      Ok , what are you playing on PC that we are dying for on consoles..

    • jayflow

      Why does it matter to you? I could say any game and you’ll tell me you don’t want it. So why even waste my time and yours talking about PC gaming? The fail in your post is the price of $2500 for a gaming rig. Most PC gamers do more than just play games you know? I know you’re smart than some of the dumb post you make on this site.

    • Cyberats

      My $1500 build will surpass anything in the NEXT generation consoles, PS5 or XBOX2.

    • Clate

      LOL if you bought an SSD for gaming you are crazy. Hope you do not mind buying a new one every year XD

      Why do you PC guys troll console threads so much? I know PC does not get many games but come on

    • Cyberats

      Yes, I did buy a 1TB SSD for games & all apps., otherwise no point of buying SSDs for PCs, you boot the PC only what once a day ?
      I do not “troll” that is a mangled word used to apply to anything you don’t like, so Smurf you.
      PCs not only have more games than any console, but it has EVERY game consoles have.
      I just want more people to be aware and vote with their money by not buying consoles until they have definite improvements. Like go back to Cartridges (ROM) and have 4 player group games, while keeping up with PC specs. as far as framerates, resolution, sound channels & quality, network speed (if needed a network). Disconnect the Server tether cord, you do not need to connect to turn the machine on or play a local game or install one. Should I want to play online THEN and only then you can check network, login and do updates.
      Yes, I did compare graphics from websites and PCs surpass consoles by a mile ATM, just by glancing at one photo you see the glaring differences.

    • Clate

      Yep, lets get on steam and look at all the completed games it has….. Oh wait…. 70% of the games are in alpha “early access”. Atleast Sony and MS do not let consumers be scammed by games that are never finished.

      Another thing an SSD is terrible for gaming, SSDs were not designed to last… I can play games offline on my PS4 (digital and physical). Now please quit trolling console articles. Thank you

      I am a certified computer service technician and have a gaming PC and buy games on Steam sometimes honestly I prefer GOG or the Humble Store given a choice but you PC elitist are something else….

    • Cyberats

      Don’t tell me what to do or where to post.
      Steam & Origin are but a few game MFGs. that are not favored by PC enthusiasts but by mobile PC people who frequently need to upload their games to other PCs.
      Yes, we are something else, realists, capable of free thinking and reason.
      Why waste money on a worthless console ?

  • TheWayItsMeantToBePlayed

    More fanfiction from the mistertiduxmedia camp. They should really just give up, admit the console is underpowered for what games require and make do with what they have.

  • Mark

    After the Halo MCC leak that Shinobi posted thru morse code last year, I take him a bit more seriously than these guys. Funny how 99% of Tidux’s “leaks” r about Sony. Just like Thuway, and the same with Dodd. Hmmm. Just my opinion tho.

  • dapaintrain

    His predictions are well…. Predictable.

  • Dr. NEGA

    its only updates to SDK stacks like OpenGL patches..nothing major just move on…ps4 has the freebsd os.so they need to updates the driver stacks and glx stacks too…the next major version would be OpenGL 5.0 when DX12 is ready to released…and amd also released Mantle on both console for developers

  • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

    Slow down Sony, you got to give Microsoft time to catch up before you blow then completely out of the water.

    • bardock5151

      It’s pretty evident the opposite is true.

  • Pops

    Why is sony quiet all of a sudden.they were loud when they first came out


 

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