Submitted by nofilter 464d ago | opinion piece

The PS4′s Top Ten Features

TSA: "The PS4′s got a lot going for it: it’s cheaper than the immediate competition, has a growing line-up of exclusives and seems to be ticking all the right boxes with developers. But what are its top ten selling points? Its key features that set it apart? Its – crucially – selling points?" (PS4, Sony Computer Entertainment)

patsrule316  +   464d ago
There was one feature they talked about during the initial reveal conference that I haven't really heard about since, but I thought was an awesome feature: (I am pretty sure it was the head of Gaikai who said) You can download any game and play it for a while without paying for it. If you enjoyed it, you could then buying. The quote was something along the lines of 'Play all the games, and buy the games you truly love.' That is so much better than the demos we get now. Its the full game. You get started on the full play of the game and see how it really is. I hope they didn't get rid of this, but I haven't really seen it since. I think it is a top 10 feature.
Minato-Namikaze  +   464d ago
kind a like the ps3's full game trials? or is it something different?
patsrule316  +   464d ago
I don't know, I don't have a PS3, so I don't know about PS3's full game trials. On PS3, could you have downloaded and played the full version of The Last of Us on the day it came out and seen if you liked it and wanted to buy it? If so, then I guess it would be the same thing. I am switching over, I live in an Xbox house right now, but I am going to PS4 next gen.

I would imagine it was something new because of the way he talked about it, but maybe it was a feature that already existed for PS3 and that is why I don't hear about it more. But for me it is something new.
BulletToothtony  +   464d ago
I remember that as well, something about only buy what you love or something like that..
We may have to send some tweets asking questions about this.
Minato-Namikaze  +   464d ago
You get a hour of the game to play as much as you want but then after that you have to buy. Not every game has it but some do.
FamilyGuy  +   463d ago
Full game trials are currently exclusive to PS+ members. Not all games are included, even if they do have a digital release, The Last of Us for example ISN'T on there but Fuse is. It's a great feature, you download the full game, do anything you want for an hour, then you choose to buy it or not. After the hour has passed the content is locked but it stays on your system until you delete it. This way, if you want to buy this digital version an continue where you left off you can, at any time.

It's great but downloading an entire game takes a long time compared to downloading a demo. If you end up not liking it then it's a bit of a waste but it's still a great feature.

With Gaikai the downloading aspect is completely eliminated making it 1000 times better. Playing demos or full game trials INSTANTLY without ever having to download anything is amazing.

On the same note, every PS4 game released will have a demo, full game trial or free to play option so trying a game before you buy it will always be an option.

Can't wait to get mine.
guitarded77  +   464d ago
Remote Play is #1 for me.
CaptainYesterday  +   464d ago
Love it all! But I really hope Sony is dedicated to Remote Play this time around not to many PS3 games had Remote Play it was kind of disappointing :(
Thomper  +   464d ago
That is being generous....

It was shite, as has been vita support. I love my vita, but Sony royally pissed me off with the lack of games and overpriced proprietary memory sticks.

I hope and pray they deliver this time
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   464d ago
All PS4 games are required to have remote play, unless it's core game mechanics require the camera and/or move. But all DS4 enabled games are required to support remote play.
TomShoe  +   464d ago
Every game that doesn't require the PSEye will have remote play.

Dammit Sony, just take my money already :D
iceman06  +   463d ago
Remote Play for the PS3 was hindered by the fact that it was somewhat of an afterthought. For PS4, it was part of the development of the system itself. As others have stated, it doesn't require any extra programing for the PS4 because it is all handled by the system. The only issues will be the games that require Move and PS Eye.
JessiePinkmanYo  +   464d ago
It's the features it DOESN'T have that interest me. No DRM, no restrictions on used games, no daily check ins, no mandatory Kinect/Eyetoy connection nor mandatory forced purchase of said named Kinect with a system, no stupid TV interactions...I bought it as a gaming console, not a box to switch between CoD and Price is Right.
Software_Lover  +   464d ago
There are a couple of fails with what you said, but I'll let you have your cake.
Minato-Namikaze  +   464d ago
care to explain?
TomShoe  +   464d ago
Go away.
drsfinest72  +   464d ago
ok you hate microsoft and xboxone... is that wat you was trying to accomplish? let everybody know how much you deeply hate ms n x1?
JessiePinkmanYo  +   464d ago
I don't hate MS or "Xbone" and have two X1s and a PS4 on preorder. It's MS' POLICIES that I hate
drsfinest72  +   463d ago
Fair enough
Hicken  +   464d ago
People don't seem to understand that you can dislike a company without having anything against ALL of their products.

"Since you hate Microsoft, you must hate using Windows, right?"

As if that's got anything to do with anything.
Lunarassassin  +   464d ago
*grabs popcorn in anticipation of georgenoob trying to get further up microsofts ass*
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Software_Lover  +   464d ago
Do you ever think that some of these accounts are just accounts to rub people the wrong way? I do.
FITgamer  +   464d ago
They definitely are. I don't see why people even respond to some of the comments on here that are obviously posted to get under the skin. Just fueling the fire. Put them on your ignore list, or just hit disagree, bubble down, and move on.
richierich  +   464d ago
This might be a dumb question but do I need a superfast broadband connection to play a game while downloading?
6DEAD6END6  +   464d ago
I'm really excited for multitasking, like playing a game while I cross game chat with a friend then pulling up my web browser up to look up some stuff but still being able to talk to my friend at the same time while the game is paused in the back ground. That's what I really can't wait for :)
BlingBlaine  +   464d ago
Im excited to upload live Planetside 2 footage.
TheRealHeisenberg  +   464d ago
All great features that I just can't wait for...oh wait, its still not $300.00 USD or less? Guess I'll have to wait.
edonus  +   464d ago
You know most of the list is not features.

Proper Online (at least they are finally the current one wasnt proper) is an opinion some may have thought the online was fine and who's to say compared to what is available now what proper is.

Third party support isnt a feature because first party support is not a feature.

Broad focus isnt a feature either its more of a philosophy.

Indie support again is just aother level of developer so it cant really be a feature.

It also a stretch calling Ps+ a feature when it is more of a service.

And the Dualshock 4 isnt a feature because its the standard controller. If they would have said the touch pad then that would make sense.
Hicken  +   464d ago
If it's a selling point you've got- particularly over the competition- then it's a feature.
edonus  +   463d ago
Still fails in real world logic.
Besides the ONE has 3rd party support as well so its not something they have over their competition' along with Broad focus, and proper online. These things are ideas and not tangible features.

Like I said a feature would be the touch pad, a feature would be remote play. Saying Indies like our console is not a feature.

BUT..... I apologize introducing some crumbs of reality in to your Make.Believe wonderland.

I would describe some real features but this is a Sony article so staying focused on what the topic is I will just concentrate on what Ps4 "features".

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