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The next gen feature no one is talking about

There’s a lot of talk about what should and shouldn’t be done on next-gen systems.

In this ever-developing market, however, there is one feature that absolutely needs to be a part of every system, intent on have an impact on the market over the next 6-7 years. Detailed patch-notes.

Yes, seriously…

It seems like the most obvious thing in the world, but it’s something home consoles have yet to get right.

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DragonKnight1205d ago

Disagree. Patch notes are necessary for PC in case there are problems that the community can fix. Consoles are closed and won't allow gamers access to what is necessary to fix any problems and beyond that reading a list of "security fix" or "increased compatibility" is completely unnecessary and uninteresting.

Dlacy13g1205d ago

I do agree that patch notes really are only "needed" for PC for the exact reasons you stated, I do think any patch should include a brief list of fixes that could be looked up say in your download history. I dont need it mandatory to be seen when the patch is downloaded, but at least a way to see what the fixes are ...even if it just says "Network fixes for online"

It for sure would be a nice to have...but not a need to have.

Minato-Namikaze1205d ago

Maybe they are thinking of allowing mods? Would be a welcome feature.

JeffGUNZ1205d ago

You can easily find out what the updates are for by going to sony or MS sites, I don't see this important at all. I also can't believe this is a next gen feature that should really be talked about.

CouldHaveYelledUiiW1205d ago

Not really necessary but it is nice.

For instance if you're stuck in a game due to a "Bug" or are about to commit a game ending glitch-

Just courtesy...

solidt121205d ago

What the Hell is a Patch Note!? and Why should anyone who just wants to play games should care?

DragonKnight1205d ago

A Patch note is basically a list of what the Patch does. And there is no reason.

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mydyingparadiselost1205d ago

I could care less about footnotes on patches. I care more about NEEDING patches in the first place and updates that force new and anti consumer company policy on people whether it's liked, necessary or neither.

Timesplitter141205d ago

I really wonder how someone ended up writing a whole article about this and deciding it was worth it

Xof1205d ago

Are you new to N4G? Most articles here are people spending a lot time saying even less.

RyuCloudStrife1205d ago

It would be cool if I can know what the patch I'm downloading actually does. Like God Of War Ascension patch that lowered the difficulty, I wouldn't have downloaded that!

Roper3161205d ago

Noone is talking about it because most console gamers probably just don't care about it would be my guess. I know I don't care, I just want the updates to be done & over with so I can get back to gaming.

JeffGUNZ1205d ago

Exactly. I don't understand the need for him to write his article on such a useless topic. Hey, at least it's not another "rumor" article.

MestreRothN4G1205d ago

FFS, you just have to google the version and "patch notes".

It would be a good convenience, sure, but a "must have" feature?

Well, at least he was creative in this nonsense.

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