Suspend/Resume Arrives for PS4 Just in Time for MLB 15

Posted March 26th, 2015 at 10:00 am


Sony today released System Update 2.50 for the PlayStation 4. The update includes a feature that was announced for the console at its initial reveal – Suspend/Resume. It comes at a perfect time for those who will be picking up MLB 15: The Show next week as that game will definitely benefit from the ability to walk away from games in progress.

Supported by nearly all of your PS4 games, you can jump in and out of your games with just the press of the PS button. Quickly switch from Rest Mode to powered-up so you can pick up where you left off.

It’s not just The Show of course that requires a lengthy time commitment. Whether it be Madden or NBA 2K most sports games can benefit from what provides essentially for in-game saves. To test it out I went ahead and advanced to the 6th inning in a game of MLB 14 and paused it, put the console into “Rest Mode”, and returned later to the game right where I had left off after only a few seconds of loading.

The only concerns of utilizing the feature are related to things like power outages, where the game’s progress would be lost, or disconnections from the server when that is required to save at the end. If playing the CPU in an Online Franchise in Madden, or playing any of the online-connected modes in NBA 2K like MyCareer or MyGM, there’s going to be a risk that they lose the connection while sitting around for a long time.

The update also includes the ability to backup hard drives to USB drives, more social tools, ability to delete Trophies, 60fps Share Play and more!