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PS4 Will Push the Vita's LiveArea Interface Much, Much Further

LiveArea is arguably one of the most underrated elements of the PlayStation Vita’s operating system. While it’s not been used to its full potential by most developers, the landing screen system – which can display important game data, links, statistics, and messages from developers – is an undeniably nifty idea. As such, it’s nice to know that Sony’s aiming to repurpose the concept for the PlayStation 4.

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The_Infected1173d ago

Can someone explain in details to me because I don't really understand the Driveclub thing in the article.

Chaostar1173d ago (Edited 1173d ago )

It'd basically saying that each game you own will have it's own screen built into the OS which can display statistics or any information from the game in real time. Much like the live area screens from Vita. This means you can see leaderborads/lap-times/trophie s and more without having to load the game up or navigate to a separate screen.

In the case of Driveclub I'm guessing it will have your friends best lap times maybe favourite cars/tracks etc.

This screen will also show uploaded videos and screenshots from your friends for that particular game.

JoGam1172d ago

I am excited as hell for these features. I love the live area on the Vita and was hoping that PS4 will do the same.

The_Infected1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

@ Chaostar

Thanks for the info! :)

onyoursistersback1172d ago

So all this info will be sent to the vita , when on your main screen playing the game?

Kanzes1172d ago

Actually I like LiveArea more than PS3's XMB, but it doesn't means XMB is bad though.. I just love how PS4 combined both

hkgamer1171d ago

so you used the PS4's live area and UI already?

And how did you get so many agrees?

Kanzes1171d ago

Sony already clarified it. PS4 UI is a combination between LiveArea and XMB. And if you see the video, clearly you will notice it's nothing like the PS3's XMB

abzdine1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

LiveArea will be kind of a summary of your buddies progress in the game compared to yours, that's how i understood it. They are making it more Live and social and it's a good thing for Vita owners.

hkgamer1171d ago

It's basically like a live feed/updates similar to facebook.

Prcko1172d ago

ps4+psvita - good combo :)

abzdine1172d ago

indeed my friend! i'll add Wii U for Nintendo greatness as well!

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LoveOfTheGame1172d ago

Had no idea that live area was the tab that pops up when you select a game. Always wondered what the hell it kept updating.

OT: What I'm getting from this article is that it will be like an upgraded version of Smartglass that is currently on the 360. Not saying they are copying, but rather it's their own take on how an app like that should work. It's good they have a feature like this so both companies can improve on them.

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