Following the rumors that MP3 playback is coming soon to the PlayStation 4, today what may be a Sony PS4 Music Player application was revealed by Shuhei Yoshida's PSN Profile!
To quote: There have been rumors of MP3 playback support coming to the PS4 with a future update, and something found by one of our readers that snooped on Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida's PSN profile definitely seems to add solidity to those rumors:
Apparently Yoshida-san ran a "Music Player Demo" app yesterday, and it left very visible tracks on his PSN profile, as you can see in the pictures at the bottom of the post:
Of course we don't have clear information on what the "Music Player" entails, or if it'll really play MP3 files, but now we know that it exists, and it's being tested internally at Sony Computer Entertainment.
It's worth mentioning that normally this kind of unannounced app is kept hidden from profiles, but apparently someone forgot to flip that switch.
We'll have to stand by and see if the app will be announced any time soon, or if it'll make it in the upcoming 1.7 firmware update.
Update: Commenter Carla Birch that has Yoshida-san on her friend list, provided another picture that labels the music player as "Bungie internal beta", as you can see in the screenshot and video she provided at the bottom of the post. That's interesting on multiple levels.
It's doubtful that Bungie might be developing a music player (but who knows, at this stage?), so it's possible that an internal beta of Destiny could be causing some kind of glitch and the Music Player Demo to show on the profile. This also tells us that Bungie is possibly running a private beta at the moment, and the news teased for Monday by the studio could be related to an upcoming public test in addition to the fall of a press embargo on a recent preview event.
Update 2: Looks like the app, whatever it is, might have a social aspect to it as well.
Today we reported about the mysterious "Music Player Demo" appeared on Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studio President Shuhei Yoshida's PSN profile, and looks like there's more to that app than meets the eye.
A tipster that opted to remain anonymous spotted VP of Publisher & Developer Relations Adam Boyes (who is on his friend list) while he was actually using the app, and it included the option to join the session. When he tried, he was notified that he couldn't join because he didn't have the app himself, but he was also told that Boyes was enjoying it with another user, also displaying that user's name.
If the app really is a music player (as also hinted by industry insider Tidux, who has already demonstrated to be privy on what happens at Sony), this could indicate the ability to listen to music with your friends on the PSN, which would definitely be interesting.
Of course we should consider this a rumor until confirmed by Sony Computer Entertainment itself, but I can't say that the perspective isn't intriguing.
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