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What do YOU want from PS4? Sony survey mentions reputation system & other features

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Jonathan Lester
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What do YOU want from PS4? Sony survey mentions reputation system & other features

Sony are currently canvassing PlayStation owners about what they'd like to see from the PS4 -- and the PS3 and Vita to some extent -- in terms of new features. Some of which are potentially rather exciting if they make the jump from brainstorming to firmware updates.

The survey, brought to light by VGXNetwork, contains some exciting tidbits that might give us an insight into Sony's roadmap. It asks gamers whether they'd like to see a reputation system on the PlayStation Network, designed to weed out griefers and trolls from the online community, perhaps functioning much like Xbox One's revamped safeguards (and almost certainly working better than the Xbox 360's broken attempt).

Other potential features include the ability to change usernames, remain 'invisible' while signed in and synchronise messages across all platforms. Increasing party chat to more than eight simultaneous players was also suggested, though this could potentially become a bit confusing.

The PS Vita and PS3 also received some attention, as the questionnaire inquired whether gamers would like to "chat across all PlayStation platforms."

In the spirit of feedback, constructive criticism and getting a discussion going, let's weigh in on this. What do YOU want from PlayStation, both in terms of features and improvements? I'll post the questionnaire below as a starting point, so let us know in the comments!

What do YOU want from PS4? Sony survey mentions reputation system & other features

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Harryisme  Apr. 2, 2014 at 16:18

I first games, not just the Indie kind either, I was a champion for the PS4 from day one, had it pre-ordered minutes after their E3 conference, but for a console for the gamer they didn't bring the games, so I ended up selling the console...I now own the XBO because it actually bought the games.

Soon as Sony bring the games i'll buy a PS4, but until then i'll stick with the less powerful devices and my PC.

As for all the options above, YES want all of them.

Anarchist  Apr. 3, 2014 at 10:08

[Troll]
All the above (except one?) are features that the XBO already has, or has been in the process of developing/implementing for a while now.

GG Sony, once again showing zero innovation and just copying MS.
[/troll]

Last edited by Anarchist, Apr. 3, 2014 at 10:09
JonLester  Apr. 3, 2014 at 10:33

@Harryisme: Yeah, it's not hard to understand that point of view. Though a fantastic machine, Sony's decision to task their first party studios with PS3 exclusives throughout 2013 means that they're rather slow off the mark with the PS4 heavy-hitters (beyond inFamous, I guess). Microsoft, meanwhile, delivered a much more exciting launch lineup in terms of exclusive games, which I've been enjoying immensely. I wager that E3 is going to see Sony deploy some seriously big guns, though!

@Anarchist: Technically the Xbox 360 also had most of those features in some fashion, too (and also puts the Xbox One to shame in many respects, having the advantage of years of development behind it, naturally). To be honest, I'd like to see both consoles implement proper Media Centre extender or solid DNLA functionality soon as a matter of priority.

Last edited by JonLester, Apr. 3, 2014 at 10:33
Anarchist  Apr. 3, 2014 at 10:47

@Anarchist: Technically the Xbox 360 also had most of those features in some fashion, too (and also puts the Xbox One to shame in many respects, having the advantage of years of development behind it, naturally). To be honest, I'd like to see both consoles implement proper Media Centre extender or solid DNLA functionality soon as a matter of priority.


Completely agree, I've been fairly scathing (of both consoles) in the past about the lack of media functionality - particularly the XBO which is supposed to pride itself on its media services. I can get a £15 android stick that will allow me to stream content from my NAS via DLNA - why aren't these 'Next generation consoles' (who's predecessors have been steaming content over LAN for years) capable?

Quite simple. Licensing their own unlimited music/film services. It's all about the £££. I'll just have to stick to my own custom built media player then. Theres no way in hell I'm paying for media twice - JUST to play it on a different device.

Breadster  Apr. 7, 2014 at 04:55

I'd like the ability to chat across platforms. I'd also like to be notified when a friend signs in (seriously what is the deal with that being absent?).

I'd like them to fix the dvr function, and allow you to edit videos without having to upload them, with more editing options.

Also, not really a feature but I want a youtube app. I enjoy watching random crap on youtube at the end of a day, and I don't often have my pc on, I just use my phone to browse the web but I'd like to watch youtube vids on my tv.

Last edited by Breadster, Apr. 7, 2014 at 04:56

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