PSM3 investigates: The 15 game-changing features of the PS4

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ZeroX98761412d ago

cross-game voice chat.....

blackbeld1412d ago

Way Over rated.... we have Skype for that.

mynd1412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

"We have skype for that"?
WTF, maybe you should at least learn what X game chat is before you go dissing it.
Disagrees.. not surprised. Hell has no fury like a PS3 fan who can't admit a feature would be nice to have.

rpd1231412d ago

It's definitely not. Should be a pretty simple feature to have. You don't have to shoot it down just because the PS3 doesn't have it and the 360 does.

People are saying you can use Skype or cell phones. Are you guys retarded or something? So you're telling me that you will actually turn down a cross chat feature in favor of your cell phone or Skype? If so, you have some problems.

MRMagoo1231411d ago

Ill admit i dont want cross game chat because i wont use it , i dont use it on the 360 , i use vent on the pc only when on wow. If they add it then thats good i guess for ppl that want it but i cant imagine there are many that do.

Gigglefist1411d ago

I use it on a daily bases. My friend will be playing one game, I'll be playing another... and we can still converse. It's something pretty simple that has no reason not to exist.

Raoh1411d ago

Cross Game Chat is sooooooooo overrated. I think xbox fans just started throwing features out that the ps3 didn't have just to say they had something the ps3 didn't.

1. If your in my squad playing a game with me, you shouldn't be talking to other people playing another game your head should be in the game and talking to your team.

2. Who talks anymore? I use my phone for my mom and my fiance. That's it. All my friends and I talk at work or at the bar in person. I can't speak for everyone but most grown men I know don't like to just chat with other men.

I do see its usefulness for getting a game going but even then I've gotten by since the early ps2 days without it.

Hell I hate when people sent me chat and game invites. I turned on my console and launched a single player game. I may not want to play online, leave me a lone.

Drop in/game joining is a more important feature.

blackbeld1411d ago


of course it would be nice to have cross game chat. But you're missing the point here.

Playing online should be for free. If you want to pay for chat then they should only charge for the chat feature and not for the online gaming.

pixelsword1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

@ mynd:

Can you admit to the above? ;)

At any rate, it is overrated. Yes, it's nice to have, I can't deny that; but "nice to have" does not mean the same thing as "needed" or "necessary".

Playing online in an online game is "needed" and "necessary" if I bought a game that has an online component. I can't do that without paying for online and I have no other option if I want to do that on a 360.

I can work around not having cross-game chat on the PS3 and still play PS3 games while I talk to whomever; I cannot, however, work around not having online on the 360 and still play 360 games online.

That's the difference.

Reverent1411d ago

Personally, I could care less about cross-game chat. I mean really, if I'm playing Battlefield, and my buddy is playing Skyrim or something, what are we really going to talk about? My friend: "Hey man, I just killed this Mammoth with my bare hands!", Me: "No kidding! I just shot a guy in the penis, har har!"... If there is a feature that I am truly jealous of the 360 that I really do wish the PS3 had, is the ability to send audio messages. THAT, I would use all the time. Sometimes, I really need to smack talk to the enemy team.

Gaming_Guru1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

I would have to agree that cross game voice chat is over rated because when using it the players in the party lose communication with in-game party members if playing in multiplayer.

The cross game voice chat can also allow cheaters to tell where certain enemies are once they die, if they end up on the same side.

If the PlayStation could do what the cross game text chat can do with voice then yes it's a feature worth wild. If not then it's not only a waste, it defeats the purpose of playing online in competitive video games.

memots1411d ago

paying $50 for cross game chat.. wow

mynd1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

@blackbeld -"Playing online should be for free"

Not sure what that has to do with cross game chat.
That is not the reason you don't have it.

EeJLP-1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

Their #1 item.. "the number 4 is superstitious" bullsh*t again.

GRAN TURISMO 4, morons!!!


SOCOM 4, Twisted Metal 4,etc.

SONY, VITA, VAIO, etc. 4-letter words.

Sony model XBA-4 Headphones:

Sony VPL-EX4 Projector:

Sony Walkman MW-4:

mp4 music players

4GB memory cards

4" Android 4.0 smartphones that release in the 4th quarter of the year.

retail 4-packs of batteries, cassettes, disks, markers, etc.


asmith23061411d ago

It would be nice to have but it is over rated. When I play a game I want to be talking to people playing the same game.

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GraveLord1412d ago

Not gaming changing by any means. I already have cross game voice chat, its called a cellphone.

mynd1412d ago

How do you get on talking to multiple people on that then?

mynd1412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

And you know they are all available and online how exactly?
You guys spend way to much time jumping through hoops. Personally I don't use it often, but I do recognize it is a nice feature to actually have.

pixelsword1411d ago

"And you know they are all available and online how exactly?"

By asking them

"Hey, Are you all available and online?"

Reverent1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

Not to mention, for anyone who has a smartphone (and who doesn't these days?) There are several apps on both the Ios and Android that actually tell you which friends are online and what games they're playing at the moment. These apps exist for both PS3 and Xbox.

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kingmushroom1412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

thats gonna come right out of the box when PS4 releases. trust me I KNow ;)

despair1411d ago

never heard about cross game chat until someone complained that the ps3 didn't have it. never used it or cared for it, but then 95% of my gaming is SP.

MartinB1051411d ago

I don't know about anyone else, but I like to get the most out of my gaming experiences by playing my games in a dark room on a big screen with 5.1 surround headphones and no interruptions.

There would be nothing more distracting and annoying to my gaming experience than having someone who has nothing to do with my game yapping in my ear whilst I'm trying to enjoy my game.

There is a time to talk. During my game is not that time.

onandonandon1411d ago

1st thing I do is mute everyone!!

nunley331411d ago

PS4/Omni will have x-game chat just like the vita has it. I won't care about it but i could occasionally seeing myself use it if the game needs. The game lobby that keeps everyone together is what i'll like better. Having that will be good to have for all the XBOX converts though. There the ones who can't play a single-player game without someone in their ear.

xflo3601411d ago

In game ads - depends which games you are talking about and how they are implamented.
Say gran turismo 6 for example had ads for halfords, top gear dvds and other car related stuff on loading screens, that would actually be a good thing.

On the other hand if say you were playing uncharted 4 and an advert for " always period pads " randomly just flashed up on the screen that would obviously be wrong!

Frodosmugins1411d ago

wow the ignorance of some people!
Soon as someone says we want xchat you all go nuts with some crap excuses!
personaly xchat should be mandatory!

and why would anyone talk via mobile phone or skype..

Its better to have all in one functions than using seperate things just to talk like xboxlive xchat..

when I play on my console i dont have my pc or laptop on!

maybe when the ps fanboys have a taste of xchat you will never get of it!
Untill then you will just live in denial

ZeroX98761411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

WOW ok, I remove my comment, having more features on our consoles is not good. we should get less features.

just stating one of the most wanted features in the playstation blog poll sections, voted by lots of playstation fans. all those disagrees, are they angry 360 fans or what? people needs to see the difference between trolling and suggestions.

It's like if free online play was a feature and 360 owners would disagree with you....

cross game chat for me is a feature that I like so much on PC. sure, you can easily use the chat service with steam since you got a keyboard, but having one on your console is not as useful compared to VOIP.
one of the reason why I want this is for private chat feature. Devs doesn't seem to include it in their games and I hate hearing people complaining online, so cross game chat seemed like a valuable feature.

Is there any other feature that should NOT be there, except cross game chat?

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PS4OUR1412d ago

The absolute worse thing Sony can do now is to confuse the customer's with 100 features on a system.
The reason people bought PS1's and PS2's in droves was the fact you just pop in a game and play. Simple.
And while i understand the times are moving on with the advent of online play, DLC, updates, online media services etc. it will absolutely cripple any next gen machine that tries to pack in gimmicky useless features for the sake of "one upping" the next console.
I'd love Sony to focus on the GAMES first and foremost. Construct a machine that makes games run effortless, make it piss easy to develop for and make it easy and fun to play.
If it were up to me, i'd just stick with a games machine, online service for updates and DLC and Blu-Ray and DVD playback. End Of Story. Screw 3D Camera's, 4K resolution, motion control. These things just drives up the cost and confuses the consumer. If Sony were smart they'd basically opt for a modern PS2. That machine did games well and thats it. My baby cousin is chewing on one as im typing this. Thats the kind of success Sony needs to focus on. A PS2 for every gran, dad, dog and baby.

Thatguy-3101412d ago

Well I have no doubt Sony well be doing what your asking for. They are the only company that throws games after games at us. In opposed to Microsoft which has flooded xbox live with apps. I mean I wouldn't really mind of they gave us a lot of apps but it will be great if they can do both. A lot of apps and a lot of games. But apps that are useful not like *cough* *cough* Google maps. In my opinion Sony is positioning themselves fine for next gen.

Blackdeath_6631412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

agreed they have created a fine set of new IP's this gen and a collection of high quality exclusives that puts sony at a great position for next gen. the xbox on the other hand will have to compete with the steambox and the services it brings as it doesn't have anything to separate it from the other consoles apart from the kinect but if MS do commit them selves to the kinect then they will lose the majority of their consumer base. the steambox will use steam's services as a selling point and wiiU ofcourse has its gamepad and wiimote.
i think sony above all needs to improve its online services to compete with steam, this shouldn't be too hard with gaikai under their belt.
all in all next gen will be pretty interesting i'm guessing we will see gamers split into different categories with each console taking a different direction. i will be putting my money on the ps4 for next gen =)

tigertron1412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

I doubt Sony will include interactive adverts that pause your game whilst you're playing. That would be commerical suicide.

As for blocking used games, it's unlikely, but some sort of universal online pass thing might be implemented. It's hard to say but with the current economy, it would be wise for companies not to alienate their consumers.

GalacticEmpire1412d ago

The article seemed to use a lot of the weird and/or wonderful patents Sony has filed in recent years when, in reality, very little if any will translate into actual PS4 features.

I did like the sound of Sony using a 7970 in PS4 though, now THAT would be something.

dktxx21412d ago

I would not get my hopes up on the 7970. Unless they have some groundbreaking deal to get them at like 75% off or something, I can't imagine Sony putting them in the PS4. That would mean a $499 console at least. Do they really want to go down that road again?

Conzul1411d ago

There's absolutely nothing wrong with a $499 console. If you can't afford one, it's *you* doing something wrong, not *Sony*.

dktxx21411d ago

Um, did I say anything like that? I said does Sony really want to go through releasing a $499-$599 console that costs almost $900 to make. Can you really not see why they might have second thoughts about that?

Skynetone1412d ago

My guess if you pause the game it will start playing ads

jalen2471411d ago

That's actually genius. It won't disrupt gameplay and it will help Sony off set cost system/games.

xflo3601411d ago

dont be suprised if there are 2 versions of each game one with no ads for say £45 and one with ads for under £30.

WeAreLegion1412d ago

Cross-game voice chat may be nice for some people, but I pretty much just use Skype via PC or Vita, even when I'm on my PS3 or 360.

They won't block used games, but they will disable trophies for used games, like they do on the Vita. It's actually a pretty good reason to buy new. That...and it's usually cheaper to buy the games on the PSN. ;)

deletingthis346753341412d ago

They have not disabled trophies on used Vita games, you just have to delete the newly installed app and then install it again. This is probably due to the cards storing some meta data or whatever.

Anyway I'll be all for blocking used games. I buy my games new and rather support the developers than paying $55 to some fat corporate slime at GameStop and the developers not getting any of my money. Really, that is just so criminal. I'd rather pirate my games at this point. At least with piracy nobody is raking in billions of cash off from someone's hard work.

Tetsujin1411d ago

My problem with "blocking used games" is sometimes I have to test a game out before I buy it to verify I don't get motion sickness. One can argue "go play it at someone elses' house" yet there's games I play that's different from someone else; and also there's parts of games I need to see that a lot of demos don't cover.

I can see Sony's reasoning for wanting to block used games, at the same time as a customer I'd rather them try something else all together since some of us need to test the waters before making a $50+ purchase only to resell it for health reasons.

MRMagoo1231411d ago

both you guys are plain stupid , for a start if they want ppl to buy new games they should fix the pricing games are way over priced, also making trophies unavailable on the used games wouldnt do anything who would bother spending an extra $30 just so trophies worked?.

"$55 to some fat corporate slime at GameStop and the developers not getting any of my money. Really, that is just so criminal.I'd rather pirate my games at this point. At least with piracy nobody is raking in billions of cash off from someone's hard work." maybe read your rant again cos that makes no sense at all, if you dont know why dont type ever again.

supremacy1412d ago

I would make sure the ps4 runs software at lightning speeds, faster bluray drives and 8gb of ram is what i would like in the next PlayStation.

And like the article suggest subsidize the cost of the console with ps+subs.

Also would love to see Sony make like a netflix but for games via the ps store through Gaikai. This could be a new platform altogether. Though pricing could be an issue. And what this could mean for retail. But then again knowing Sony they will most likely support multiple revenue streams.