Remember back before the PS4 had even launched when Sony was talking about how cool the console’s “Rest Mode” feature will be? Yeah, that didn’t happen, but the company has promised to implement it in an update. Unfortunately, Sony is ridiculously slow at rolling out updates which is why we’re here, several months later, and still no Rest Mode. The good news is that this upcoming update my finally bring us the feature we’ve all been waiting for.
I’ve been up front about my feelings regarding Sony’s disappointing pace for PS4 updates. The Xbox One monthly update schedule is not only impressive, but it also gives gamers a reason to come back and check out new features even when game releases begin to slow down. PS4 owners, on the other hand, have to wait months for any significant updates. There’s no sign of that changing any time soon, but Sony might be able to at least appease disappointed PS4 owners (like me) by adding a significant new feature in the next update. Sony recently began inviting PlayStation MVPs to a beta program in order to let them test updates before they go live, similar to what Microsoft has been doing for several months. Over the weekend, one of those MVPs leaked the change log for update 2.50, and it looks like Sony is finally bringing the full-featured Rest Mode to the PS4.