President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has posted several very informative tidbits of Playstation 4 information to Twitter recently, covering everything from download speeds to HDMI capture and also next-generation game upgrade requirements.
PS3 Disc Required for Upgraded PS4 Games
First off, speaking about once you’ve successfully upgraded from the PS3 to the PS4 version of a game, Yoshida-san said that while you’re playing that (digital) PS4 version, the original PS3 disc will still need to be in your Playstation 4′s disc tray.
@yosp So for PS3-PS4 game upgrade will the PS3 disc need to be in the PS4 once or will it be every time when trying to play the PS4 version?
— Jon Haeffele (@jj75XP) September 20, 2013
HDMI Capture Availability
Next up was a question about the HDMI capture capabilities of the Playstation 4. Yoshida-san said that we won’t have them at launch but that the features be added later by a patch.
@yosp Will HDMI capture work on day 1 or is it a patch you guys will release after the ps4 launch?
— Sagman12 (@sagman12PC) September 20, 2013
Finally, someoneone complained that downloading the digital version of GTA V for their PS3 via the Playstation Network was extremely slow. Yoshida-san said that speeds would be improved once the Playstation 4 is released (and rightly so)! After all, Microsoft is talking about the cloud capabilities of the Xbox One pretty hard…
@yosp Have been trying to download GTAV for the past 4 hours, still not over 30% completed. Hope downloading games is faster on the PS4
— Mike Johnson (@Broncosfan1915) September 20, 2013