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PSXE Poll Update: Sony Fans Would Hate An “Always-On” PS4

There’s a rumor going around that the new Xbox will be an “always-on” machine; i.e., users will have to be connected to the Internet at all times to play games (even those that aren’t being played online).

When the PSXE community was asked how they would respond to an “always-on” PlayStation 4, the results were pretty decisive- Most would just hate it. And that might in turn affect their ultimate purchase decision. (PS4)

GamersRulz  +   956d ago
anyone would hate an always online console. nobody wants restrictions. I believe that neither PS4 or Xbox720 would require an always on system, at least not the way I think "always-on" means.
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AkatsukiPain  +   956d ago
You would be surprised how many xbox fans dont really care if the rumours were true or not. Ive seen number of them say it doesn't bother them at all. I think the majority of them are the ones who play on xbl all the time.
Bathyj  +   956d ago
They say that, cos theyre loyal to their brand, but no one seriously wants that.

It might have benefits for publishers or console manufacturers, but I fail to see any for gamers, and even if you could dream up some, if would still not be worth it.

For this reason and for the amount of backlash a manufacturer would get, I dont believe its ever gonna happen and never have, at least not in the PS4/XB3 gen.
SITH  +   956d ago
Agree but not only that, if this was announced for the PS4, Sony fans would claim it to be the law of the land and embrace it with open arms. There is a myth Xbox gamers are butt hurt about this and evident a specific faction wants them to be. My wifi only ipad 2 is always on. I use it more than my Xbox and even while I am on the PC. My Internet connection went down oddly a lot last year but it was all weather related and most times the power was interrupted also, so always on or not I was out of entertainment options beyond my iPhone.. My main concern with the next Xbox are the specs, and games. Not an always going to be on anyway Internet connection. Yet at the same time, the seven minute lost connection plan if true should be scrapped. That is a little extreme.
AkatsukiPain  +   956d ago

Yeah I agree but if the rumours are true, I think it will comeback to bite them in the butt.


Im sure specs wont be the problem of the nextbox but I think the new AAA games will be its real problem. I just dont see microsoft investing in many new AAA exclusive ip's. They will have a few but im expecting they will rely more on 3rd party dlc for big games & kinect & the cable offerings & xbl then new AAA exclusives.

Shinra Tensei
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RyuCloudStrife  +   956d ago
Yea and I'm willing to bet they only play CoD and Halo.
Army_of_Darkness  +   956d ago
I'm still ol' school
@SITH- " if this was announced for the PS4, Sony fans would claim it to be the law of the land and embrace it with open arms."

A single player "offline" campaign is something I will always NEED. Get it right.
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Why o why  +   956d ago
SITH. For the last time. My wifi ipad is always on. If I'm travelling and have no net connection, I still want to be able to play my games and I can. Admittedly what I'm saying is based on the rumour what always online is so its speculation about speculation but if it IS like the diablo type always online then thats NOT cool.

From the 2 camps I feel the xbox crowd are the ones who are more receptive to things others would moan more about. Droves of 360 fans defended and deflected from rrod like some of their own fans were just talking nonsense whilst blaming sony fans for making a mountain out of a molehill (look how that transpired). Also take note of the response the pc fans made when ms tried to charge for online. 360 fans showed again they'll take it. Pc fans said no thanks get lost and ms was left with no choice and dropped the fees

MS upped the price of live and some did moan quietly because saying anything against 'the best' online experience is a loss of face...madness. I folded too so dont get me wrong but I felt I had no choice as the 360 is the only device that can play sky player and I'm a virgin customer without the sports package. Ive not accepted the ps4 wont be able to play ps3 games....thats a piss take even though some of us will make excuses I still think its wrong. No way will I be repurchasing games or another ps3 if my current one dies.

The slow down on ips and games towards the end of this gen is another example. (insert excuse for ms here) Ive heard a few......for a multi million/billion dollar organisation by their own customers.

I respect the pc crowd for the fact they stand up more for their principles. Collectively us console gamers just fold and make excuses, myself included. We need to firm up because 'if you give em an inch...... they WILL take a mile
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Hozi  +   956d ago
They won't really know how shitty "always on" is until they lose their internet connection, and that would be the responsibility of their ISP. Not MS.
GribbleGrunger  +   956d ago
SITH, I'll guarantee that those 360 fans that are not at all bothered by always online access to the internet. In fact I'll guarantee you that anyone without the internet won't like this notion at all ... Daring of me, no?
famoussasjohn  +   956d ago
While I am always connected to XBL when I turn on my Xbox, my internet connection has been pretty reliable. But if for whatever reason my internet goes out, I'd still like to be able to fall back on playing games offline. I just don't see them ever rendering the console as a paperweight if my internet isn't working properly.
Knight_Crawler  +   956d ago
Has anyone stopped to think that always is on is in regards to the Xbox mini since its suppose to compete with Apple and Google TV.

I almost certain that MS wont make it that you cannot play single player games off-line.

Oh well we can all sit here and comment on rumors but the fact still remains that we know nothing about the NextBox, not even the name.
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GamersRulz  +   956d ago
there is a floating rumor on Vgleaks that said Durango will support offline play and used games, and all the confusion was caused because of the new Xbox360Mini ( DVR+no disc drive) that MS will announce alongside the Durango.
DOMination-  +   956d ago
There was an article from Kotaku the other day on N4G which everbody ignored saying that Sony had said its leaving always on drm up to publishers and Ubi already confirmed AC4 and Watchdogs will use this "feature" on PS4.
tiffac008  +   955d ago
I believe the PS3 already has games with "Always-On". So this is nothing new.

But having an "Always-On" console that could very well affect all the features, apps and games that does not require this would be another matter altogether.
Godmars290  +   956d ago
Everyone would hate an always on console.

Why do we have to have this repeated fanboy endorsement bulls**t?
ZodTheRipper  +   956d ago
Always-on would be even worse than always-online!!! :O
InMyOpinion  +   956d ago
We don't even know how the next Xbox will be "always on".
humbleopinion  +   956d ago
And even funnier: we know that the PS3 won't be always on - it was confirmed. So why would someone bother to take that poll among Sony fans?

Unless of course they consider the backwards comparability aspect: with the acquisition of Gaikai, it's pretty certain that PS3 games will not only require always on because they stream the game, but will probably also incur subscription costs.
Max-Zorin  +   956d ago
Always online would suck regardless of system.
punisher99  +   956d ago
"PSXE Poll Update: Sony Fans Would Hate An “Always-On” PS4"

You've gotta be a down right fool to even support such a feature. There is a saying, if you dont stand for something, you'll fall for anything. And the xbox crowd needs to fight this and not defend it whether its a rumor or not.
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Typical-Guy  +   956d ago
It's not fanboism ! All this is people taking their network for granted, when it goes down and they can't play their games offline, they'll start cursing and threatening !

You never appreciate anything until you lose it.
LastXeno  +   956d ago
KwietStorm  +   956d ago
Ya don't say
Ck1x  +   956d ago
What do people think Cloud Gaming is then?
You must maintain a consistent connection to play that service...
I think when it suits a persons favorite company, then they're all for it! What all of you are ignoring that I want both companies to elaborate on is their used games encryption technology. Yes I know Sony said that they personally aren't enforcing its usage, but will most 3rd party companies opt to use this feature? If so I think its time to build a gaming PC, because although I don't frequently buy used games. Sometimes that's the only way you are able to play the more obscure titles at a decent price.
Why o why  +   956d ago
So what do you call those who prefer the 360 and dont quite like this alleged always online idea. You can't possibly think its only the sony or nintendo guys showing concern or that 360 owners are all in love with the idea, surely.

Many people have both hd consoles too, so their voice is just as important from Microsoft's perspective as some who would of purchased the nextbox as their secondary console may shy away from it. I'm one of those people but luckily its just speculation right now. Ms has other issues that concern me more than always online but it still doesnt help.
portal_2  +   956d ago
Always on is fine. Always online to run anything is not.
SpinalRemains138  +   956d ago
Always on is fine.

Always on only after 60 dollar anual fee is not!
josephayal  +   956d ago
I love ALWAYS ON, my PC is always online to play Steam why not a console? A console that had the same requirement wouldn't bother me
punisher99  +   956d ago
For the simple fact that it gives these companies way too much control. Thats why.
tiffac008  +   955d ago
Steam does not affect all the aspects of whatever you do in your computer. That issue only stays with Steam but if a console goes "Always-on" then even the games, apps and feature that does not need an "Always-on" feature will be affected.

The environment is different. So the affect will be much more broader on the console part.
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