If you want to experience most of the nifty next-gen features Sony flaunted for PS4, you'll need to download a day-one update, according to the PlayStation Blog. The 300 MB patch (mysteriously numbered 1.50) is annoying though not unexpected, but one convenience will remain unavailable even after installing it: suspending and resuming games.
It's meant to make PS4 titles as easy to pick up and put down as a mobile game: you simply suspend the game when you want to take a break for a while, putting the system in a low-power state, and resume it almost instantly when ready to start again.
Don't let that keep you from installing update 1.50, though, unless you don't want to:
- Remote play with PS Vita
- Use second screen with PS Vita or PlayStation App on iOS and Android
- Record video/take screenshots and share them
- Broadcast and spectate gameplay on Twitch or Ustream
- Play as you download games
- Log in with multiple users
- Voice chat with a party of friends
- Log in with facial recognition and navigate with voice commands (via PS Camera)
- Play background music via Music Unlimited
- Play Blu-ray discs and DVDs
- Or play online with PS Plus
Sony plans to say more about upcoming PS4 features in the near future.