Submitted by Rashid Sayed 949d ago | opinion piece

10 Things The PS4 Is Missing At The Moment

"Sony have been rectifying the past with the PS4. Their announcement in February showed a developer more in touch with its developers and audience than ever before. That said, we're not the type to take good news at face value. Being the cynical lot that we are, we're always looking between the lines at what's missing rather than what's there. With that in mind, we bring together ten things that the PS4 is missing at the moment." (Next-Gen, PS4)

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NastyLeftHook0  +   949d ago
my hands on that mofo
SilentNegotiator  +   948d ago
I grew 10 of them, just for that purpose.

edit: Oh crap! I chose good timing to grow 10 hands; I'll need all of them to facepalm.

1. An improved User Interface
2. An ergonomic design
3. A decent price
4. A firm release date
5. PS4 Eye software
6. Decent triggers
7. 4K support for games
8. Proper backwards compatability
9. Loads of 3rd party exclusives
10. Used games clarification

Most of these are ridiculous or at least ridiculous for expecting them before E3.
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Whitefeather  +   949d ago | Well said
The thing's not even out or even full announced and already criticism?
Rashid Sayed  +   949d ago
It's not criticism. It's a list of things that Sony needs to clarify on.
Whitefeather  +   949d ago
How about we just wait until after E3 to come up with a list of things Sony needs to clarify?
Saigon  +   949d ago
@Rashid Sayed

did you read the article, because that list only had 2 and maybe a possible that would count as things that are missing. most of the items on the list really just need a little clarification or want to be tested by the author. But the biggest eye sore is that the system wasn't completely revealed. i think by Sony giving us a taste of the system, they can squash the majority of rumors to stop people from speculating and giving out false details of their system. Great move; granted we want more clarification on some things, but the base concept of the system exist and is known.
UnholyLight  +   948d ago
I 100% agree with the triggers slide. Until I get my hands on a controller I won't really know but it seems they still aren't quite up to snuff. Xbox 360 controller triggers are triggers done perfectly.
itBourne  +   948d ago
Done perfectly for CoD heads. I dont want a full on trigger. Then again i always use r1 to shoot anyhow. I hate change lol. Ppl do use the buttons for other genres as well..
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360ICE  +   948d ago
Agree with Rashid.

And btw, "needs to clarify" does not mean "needs to clarify now". Nor does "10 things PS4 is missing at the moment" mean "10 things the PS4 won't have" any more than it means "10 things we'll see from the PS4". This isn't criticism. It's just a statement of what we have yet to see.

Anyway, I thought Sony had already made official statements regarding used games. PS4 will support.

Personally I think the 360 triggers work best with shooters. What I'd like to see the most is concave PS3 triggers.
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Toolster  +   948d ago
Crazy, it's not even out yet so how do you KNOW what's MISSING?
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UnholyLight  +   948d ago

I am not a CoD head but whatever! I don't see how having Xbox 360 controllers could possibly only be good for shooters. I'd be really pissed off if these triggers on the PS4 controller still don't have enough of a concave surface for them to work well and be comfortable for long periods of play! The PS3 controller seemed like it was gonna be awesome but it was terrible and nobody wants to use R1 in shooters. It just doesn't make sense to be playing a shooter or racing game using a button and not a proper trigger..

Cant appeal to both crowds though as you said, people hate change, yet lots of people want change. You do one thing, people hate it, you do another, people hate it.

No disputing for me that the Xbox 360 controller is just way better for my hands! I just find the DS controller too small for my hands and I hate the symmetrical sticks too:p better get used to it though since Ima get a PS4 day 1
UnwanteDreamz  +   948d ago
Just buy some real triggers. 4$

I hope they don't go w a huge controler brick like 360. Looks like a Pelican knock off from early 2000.
UnholyLight  +   948d ago

Why don't you contribute something to the discussion that is actually meaningful. How can 4 people agree with your statement when this is what the Pelican controller looks like:


WTF are you talking about "the xbox 360 controller looks like the Pelican controller"
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ALLWRONG  +   948d ago
"The thing's not even out or even full announced and already criticism?"

So you guys have a problem with criticism now? Funny how you guys don't mind it when it's about Nintendo or Xbox.
Whitefeather  +   948d ago
When did I say I support one or the other? I would say the same for xbox if I frequented their articles.
SilentNegotiator  +   948d ago
Oh good comeback. EXCEPT...

1) Nintendo's 8th gen systems are already out. Why can't people criticize a released system?
2) Microsoft hasn't shown ANYTHING of their next system, and their own employees (and supposedly leaked documents) are making it sound very probable that their next Xbox will be online only.

Nice try, though.
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ABizzel1  +   948d ago
80% 0f this article is useless, and that's being generous.
Gamer Muzz  +   948d ago
I honestly felt like this is all stuff Sony should have told us the day of their announcement.
Seriously. Why make a new console announcement when you don't have a release date, price, games, or even console to show?
They said, "hey, we have a console coming out"
Then showed us some tech demos, very little actual development on PS4 games, and a controller.
The best games they showed were Current Gen and some were multiplatform.

Maybe I'm crazy but my thought is that We shouldn't have to wait to see this stuff. Sony should have waited to show it until they had a little more hammered out.
mushroomwig  +   949d ago
'It isn't enough though'

This is coming from a person who has yet to even hold the controller, let alone use it to play the games with.
knifefight  +   949d ago | Funny
You can't deny that it needs a sales boost though.

I mean, even the Wii-U is selling more than the PS4 right now.

I don't know ANYone who even has a PS4. Haven't even seen it in stores.
Let's face it, the thing needs help.
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rextraordinaire  +   949d ago
Can't tell if you're joking or not... But, maybe you need to know the ps4 is not out yet?

That would explain why you don't know anyone who has one...


I sincerely hope you were joking.
JamieLeeC93  +   949d ago
I'm pretty sure he was joking..
darren_poolies  +   949d ago

I know sarcasm is sometimes hard to get through writing but come one, seriously? Unless you are being sarcastic in which case I fail.
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NCAzrael  +   948d ago

Bravo, good sir.

Seriously, though, this article is really nitpicking a bunch of stuff that isn't even an issue yet. Pretty much all of these things will be addressed in the coming months. Complaining about this stuff now is like complaining that there hasn't been a trailer for Avengers 2 yet.

And I don't see the problem with the triggers on the controller. You can easily tell from the photo they used in the article that there is a concave curve to the triggers.
KwietStorm  +   948d ago
Lmao ..

Cmon you'd have to be completely daft to not know he's joking.
@Rlacorne LOL on top of another LOL.

What have people come too. smh.. :/
Majin-vegeta  +   949d ago
Dont feel like clicking through 10 damn pages.Anyone care to post them all at once?
SonyStyled  +   949d ago | Helpful
here ya go bro. enjoy

1. An improved User Interface
2. An ergonomic design
3. A decent price
4. A firm release date
5. PS4 Eye software
6. Decent triggers
7. 4K support for games
8. Proper backwards compatability
9. Loads of 3rd party exclusives
10. Used games clarification
admiralvic  +   949d ago
Why does Sony need to clarify used games? According to the Eurogamer interview they confirmed it would, so that doesn't need to be clarified.

Also I don't see why 4k support is listed either. Currently the average (most?) people on this site / will buy a PS4 will not have a 4K TV till far into the future when they're cheaper.
DigitalRaptor  +   948d ago
1. They showed some early screens of the Interface, so they only need to show the system's OS in depth when it comes to E3. http://www.destructoid.com/...

2. We've already heard positive things about the new DualShock 4 and how its design is more ergonomic. http://www.escapistmagazine... The console itself doesn't need any degree of ergonomics since it sits on your shelf or under your TV.

3. Okay, but I don't think this needs much clarifying, since Sony are not going to make the same mistake in pricing again. It will be decent, and I imagine with multiple SKU or subscription options. http://gamingbolt.com/micha...

4. Sure, but I think November 2013 is a given. Worldwide? yet to be clarified.

5. PS4 Eye software - sure if they're going to bring it out they need some supporting software, but I don't want to hear the arguments of people wanting software that only uses the camera, as we all know how awful that has always been. Hybrid or bust for me.

6. Already confirmed. http://i.minus.com/iqI7LUAh...

7. Already confirmed as not happening. http://www.techradar.com/ne...

8. Not happening and we all know it. http://www.pushsquare.com/n... It will be Gaikai/streaming to a certain degree.

9. Square Enix will be doing something for sure. http://bit.ly/15nmg6F Otherwise this should be confirmed at E3 and the weeks following.

10. Already confirmed as not happening. http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
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famoussasjohn  +   948d ago
7. 4K support for games

Not a lot of people have the type of money laying around just to buy a TV that supports 4K, nor do I see the necessity other than eating up a ton of power.
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DudeJets  +   949d ago
What a bloody shite article.

Basically :
An ergonomic design
A firm release date
Decent triggers
Backwards compatibly
3rd party exclusives
Ps4 eye software
Games to support 4k res

And 2 more things I have already forgot. The article is about as useful as chocolate kettle
ApolloTheBoss  +   949d ago
Thanks. Not about to give them all those clicks.
Godmars290  +   949d ago
It gets the site more hits than it deserves.

Which is a great feet, considering that it shouldn't get any.
Jaqen_Hghar  +   948d ago
a man is cracking up at this. btw it's *feat*
ninjagoat  +   949d ago
Id make use off the chocolate kettle and eat it im sorry i found a use :). As for the article -_- zzzzzz.
cl1983  +   948d ago
@DudeJets less useful, you can eat a chocolate kettle.
a08andan  +   949d ago
I hate that its always games like "Killzone" that are deemed "system sellers". Knack had me really excited and looks like a wonderful game that can really sell a system. Why must the industry be so focused on First person shooters? :(
avengers1978  +   949d ago
Knack did look very fun and I am wondering how many different versions of knack there are in the game... They showed some very interesting game play dynamics. But as a fan of KILLZONE it makes me very happy to see them continuing on the franchise to the PS4. KILLZONE 1 on ps2 is probably my favorite game for that system KILLZONE 2 among my favs for PS3. Really the point is Sony has lots of different exclusives that cover a wide range of genres... Platformers to adventure to indie games to shooters playstation has something for every type of gamer.
Jaqen_Hghar  +   948d ago
A man doesn't think he was saying it'll be the best game, just that it will get the most people to buy the system when deciding. Since FPS are the most popular genre (along with sports) those games naturally attract the largest audience if you can get them exclusive. Also KZ is fantastic. A man will most likely get Knack but will wait for reviews on it and AC4 before getting them for PS4.
Jreca  +   949d ago
What it needs? An oficial note from Epic saying that Infiltrator demo runs "exactly as it is" in PS4. And I will need to change my pants.
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NexGen  +   949d ago
How can it be missing anything when it isn't out and we don't have the full reveal information on it yet?
jXales  +   949d ago
games to support 4k?

Whats the point?

people have just gotten 1080p tv sets and aren't switching to 4k for atleast 4-5 years..
upscaling blurays from 1080p to 4k might be something but 1080p is fine with me.
admiralvic  +   949d ago
Going off that tech demo thing, playing "split" screen where you need those glasses to see P1 and P2 correctly would be amazing. Besides this one feature (which I doubt the PS4 could even accomplish for most / if any game), it seems completely trivial.
LKHGFDSA  +   948d ago
well 4 or 5 years we will still have PS4s though.
and the fact is, 4k TVs are already becoming affordable. I've seen there's a 50" one for $1,500. (by SEIKI if you wanna Google it.)
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level 360  +   949d ago
No.6 Decent triggers - have been answered.

No.7 4K support - also have been answered ( 4K-resolution actually depends on the game developers' *budget and *infrastructure capabilites and not on Sony or it's PS4 console which I'm sure Sony can implement so quickly since they have the resources. It's the movie/film industry which 4K-resolution is more geared towards to at the moment. ). Even free-to-air channels here in Oz can only go as high as 1080i in resolution with most using just 576p.

One **other thing I'm really interested in knowing once the PS4 console is actually out and being reviewed by all gaming websites - is the amount of noise/bearable or lack of coming from the internal cooling/exhaust fans.

Do hope Sony can fix/alleviate this problem, because it sorts of adds and ruins the audio experience when you need to feel good clean sound coming out from the surround speakers.

Honestly my PS3 generates a lot of noise ( sometimes even if the temp in my lounge is quite evenly cool to freezing. ) which is the one main thing I really dread when putting it on and playing games. My XBox360 also does the same but is less noisier.
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Larry L  +   949d ago
Are you talking about noise as in like interference, like a buzz or hiss in the background, and kinda weak sound for actual stuff you're watching/playing? If so, the problem is on your end for sure. Myself and some friends are kinda audiophiles......though not the supergeek kind. But enough to know our stuff and own fairly high end components. And we both consider our PS3s to be our cleanest source device.

It sounds to me that people online convinced you thos $5 hdmi cables you can get online are indeed "good enough" (which they aren't). Thin, cheap cables like that ar cheap because they're not shielded or not well enough. And hdmi is ultra sensative......unshielded hdmi pick up TONS of interference from power and even speaker wires.

I always recomend nevr buying those lame, thin cables. At least spend the 20-25 bucks on the clear, shielded and reinforced cables walmart sells. Those are good value.

If you know for sure you already have properly shielded cables, it souds like you could perhaps have some pos and negs crossed on your connections.

It HAS to be something other than the ps3 itself because i know its a really good audio source. Check out all your connections and make sure you don't have any birdsnests back there.
Venemox  +   949d ago
Terrible list for the most part.
JackVagina  +   949d ago
"Page 1 of 10"

harrisk954  +   949d ago
It is not missing anything as we do not know what it has outside of the general specs and the controller design. Before criticizing what it does not have, we need to SEE it and PLAY with it first! The sites posting articles like this are ridiculous and N4G is rewarding them with hits.
CanadianTurtle  +   949d ago
I think Sony has already convinced me enough to buy a PS4. After seeing the conference and seeing games like KZ4, Destiny, WatchDogs, and Knack. I have to say that I'm more than willing to buy it at launch date.
Ck1x  +   949d ago
I think the early adopters will buy the system at launch regardless and everyone else will wait for that software that makes them want the system. Its no different than any other hardware launch in the past. So if currently what Sony has announced has impressed you, then you will most likely buy the PS4 at launch!
Geovanny  +   949d ago
I hope contollers don't cost like $80.
isarai  +   949d ago
I'm sorry, but how the hell is a console going to be ergonomically designed? What am i going to sit on the damn thing? this person's IQ doesn't seem to be very good. Also they already shown what the new PSEYE could do, did they not even watch the conference?

"It isn't enough though, as the convex trigger design is still present for the most part" for the most part? how is something concave but still "convex for the most part"?

4k support for games is not going to happen, and i'm pretty sure they already stated it'd be something that's not very viable, hell it even takes one hell of a PC to even get a game to play in 4k, and that's with lowered settings.

And they've already clarified on used games, the system will not block them, but that's not to say publishers won't go to certain extents to block playing used versions of their games(online pass and whatnot)

horrible article
dcbronco  +   948d ago
It's probably not missing any of those things. We won't know if it is until Sony actually releases the thing.
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clay561  +   948d ago
This article is complete bullshit. Why make comments on the way it looks when no actual image has been officially released?
KwietStorm  +   948d ago
How could it possibly be missing anything AT THE MOMENT?
listenkids  +   948d ago
This is terrible. Judging a controller triggers based on pictures is like saying a song is bad without listening to it. 4k? Yeah, we need 4k games for our 4k TV's which are in 99% of households, not even 99% own HD TV's.

As for third party exclusives, we've nothing to go by yet, that's like me saying "The 720 lacks first party exclusives, mainly due to it currently having none announced".

pain777pas  +   948d ago
Please stop making articles or whatever you call this bullshit. My goodness what a waste of time.
MuhammadJA  +   948d ago
Damn these websites and their slides. As long as I see an article using this slide method, I shut it off.
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so basically all these things are "Missing" because either 1) You have NOT heard of ALL Sony related news addressing half of these things? or 2) Because it is rather a list of things that have been said ever since ps4 rumors started and you just want to follow up on them and say they are "missing" .

I guess for the most part, Used Games on the ps4 are indeed, 'missing' considering the games have not even been sold yet.. smh..

I can't believe I read that article and clicked through every damn slide. Clicks not well-deserved.

Story Quality: WTF.

Do you like the site: NO.
Galaxy_Legend  +   948d ago
Pointless article.
And how can you come to conclusion that PS4 lacks "improved UI" and "ergonomic design " without even even seeing it? I think author of the article can see the future !!!
CEOSteveBallmer  +   948d ago
Guys does anyone know if PS4 is going to be "Region Free" I really think its an important feature that nobody ever mentions. Playstation have always been region free even the vita. I can't find any news about that here even just one. If not I guess waiting for E3 is where I will get my answer
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