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PS4 Will Make PS3's 'Good' Online Experience 'Excellent'

Push Square: "Sony’s next generation console may be launching at a much lower price-point than its predecessor, but SCEE president Jim Ryan reckons that it will improve upon virtually every facet of its current flagship format. However, according to the likeable executive, one area that’s been given the greatest overhaul is the system’s online suite."

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pedrof931384d ago

The only real problem with PS3 online is the performance of the PS store, apart from that everything is fine for me.

ZodTheRipper1384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

The PS Store is said to run perfectly on PS4 :)
I think they learned a lot from the PS3 and now that online multiplayer is tied to PS Plus they will use some of this income to improve the PSN.
As a free service, the PSN on PS3 was very good but now they definately have to step their game up in some departments.

AlexanderNevermind1384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

Personally I would like Dedicated Servers on all multiplayer gmaes and would like them to speed up the downloads on the store.

@GGJ

Maintenance may happen what once every 4-6 months. For maybe 3/4 hrs tops. Honestly I don't think its that bad. Sure it would be nice if the network can stay up during these periods but its understandable if they can't.

FamilyGuy1384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

You know, it's kinda strange how they're going about the PS+ for multiplayer thing. Every time I look up they giving away or giving some sample or some discount on the PS+ service. It's like yeah, they make money off PS+ subscriptions, they say it's for the improvement of the online service on PS4 but they also really aren't being greedy about it.

All these deals of buy this game get a discount on PS+, get 3 free months with the purchase of driveclub, get 14 days free when you buy a ps4, buy PS+ and get $10 PSN store credit, buy a year of PS+ now and get 3 extra months free.

Constant deals, I wouldn't be surprised if they outright lowered the price.

BattleAxe1384d ago

@FamilyGuy

PS+ won't always have these great deals. They're doing this to get people signed up, and I'm sure over time they will give less freebies. They're losing tons of potential revenue by giving so many free games away, it just can't keep going forever.

zeee1384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

I always thought that the PS Store was abysmal. The most annoying thing happens is when it starts to lag like sh**!!!! I mean, I'd be OK with the Store taking time to load only to be blistering fast after that. I have no idea who programmed it but they did a very bad job.

I love PSN Plus. I got hooked up after I got a free month's trial that came with HEAVY RAIN GOTY edition, I only wish PS Store was half as good.

Ah well, this gen is done and dusted (at least in my case). PS4 comes with motherload of Ram and I bet that UI looks snappy! I am very confident that PS Store on PS4 will be very smooth!

Like I said, I thought the new PS Store was poor but then came Healthcare.org

Need I say more? ...

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Evil_Abed1384d ago

You don't mind the down times for maintenance?

TopDudeMan1384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

You're gonna get server maintenance downtime regardless of the service you use. The most they can do is just do it at a time that it'll affect the least people- which I personally thought sony were terrible for but they can't please everyone. The world is round, after all.

Evil_Abed1384d ago

Woah people, it was a genuine question. I myself am bothered by it and I'm glad it won't be a problem this gen (I'm hoping).

I just prefer maintenance not = being unable to log in. How often did Xbox Live get routine maintenance? We don't know because they kept that stuff in the background somehow. I want that on both upcoming consoles.

OrangePowerz1384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

I'm not too bothered by it because in most cases you can still play online.

When I play Eve I get server maintenance every day for an hour.

nunley331384d ago

On PSN as long as you have logged in within 3 days you'll be able to log in and play online multi during a maintenance. you just can't go into account management, the Playstation Store, or into Playstation Home is all. A lot of my friends don't even notice when it's maintenance since they just keep on playing cod through them like they always do. It's my Home friends that moan the most since they can't using it during it and have to find something else to do.

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The_KELRaTH1384d ago

I'd say the only real problem with PS3's online is 99% of games only support p2p.
Battlefield 3 gave PS3 gamers a real taste of a proper online "PC like" experience.

I really hate the endless counting down to find a suitable user's console as a host, then another countdown to configure the host then start game and... ANOTHER countdown!
(Not to mention when the host exits the game or having a real crappy connection too).

I just want to enter a running server and click join game!

I really can't believe Sony has decided to adopt this method all over again.

OrangePowerz1384d ago

It's the Developers adopting this method. They can use dedicated servers for PS4 games if they want to.

koolaid2511384d ago

Dedicated servers cost a lot of money though.

The_KELRaTH1384d ago

So it's down to the developers and it costs too much!

So the PC has dedicated servers and you can even play 14+ yr old games that still have plenty of dedicated servers because there's an unlimited amount of cash for PC's

And the Xbox gets it because.. erm.. the devs only like spending more money on this console platform.

Really????

I feel that some are over valuing the costs of dedicated hosting.

Many host servers were paid for by gamers either via server rental or per seat, some are run by individuals from home/work etc - there was a cut down system with BF3.

I'm not suggesting every game needs it but most fps for instance, it should be the only way.

fenome1384d ago

Gaikai is a server farm, not just the tech to stream games though. I think a lot of people don't really get that. Here's an article about Gaikai and the original founders before Sony bought them out. It's hella funny they actually say Gaikai "isn't trying to be PlayStation 4 or take out the next Wii," lmao

http://www.joystiq.com/2010...

and here's the last paragraph for anyone who doesn't feel like reading it:

"Perry also revealed to us that Gaikai has secured servers at 300 data centers across the US (as opposed to OnLive's five), in addition to inking deals with local broadband providers to install servers at another 900 peering locations -- all with the goal of keeping latency as low as possible. The ideas we saw in action have the potential to shake up the traditional game demo model, for sure. What do you think of what Gaikai's cooking up?"

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abradley1384d ago

Sorry, have to heavily disagree. Love PS3 and PS+ but party chat is the major deal breaker for me and my mates compared to Live. It's the one thing that make us prefer live when it comes to multiplayer games.

PS4 and Vita now have that so problem sorted.

strickers1384d ago

You know many games have party options in them. Like Killzone

abradley1384d ago

@Strickers Yeah for the same game, but you can't talk outside of that game without using the chat facility which stops you using any game. A massive draw back, not sure why I got disagrees for stating an obvious flaw in the current PS3 system.

yeahokchief1384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

the store was perfect until they pushed the unified version on us which sucks balls. it is laggy and inefficient.

they should have kept the old PS3 store up as is. i would have bought more games on it. it was organized much better with the tiny squares and much easier to find things. not to mention it didn't take forever to load.

everything was stored in alphabetical categories so you could always find what you wanted. now you have to use the search function a lot and even that doesnt always turn up what you are looking for.

The_KELRaTH1383d ago

Agreed, they had it right. It was fast and icons were small so you could view everything quickly.

If there was an option to select the icon size so I could view most of the weekly updates on a single page again it would help.
The direction Sony have gone in makes no sense.

Prime1571384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

The store is pretty awesome comparatively to even less than a year ago, I'd say the new portal helped....

@BattleAxe

Business doesn't change like that - PS Plus was founded upon that business model of free games. You're thinking of Microsoft's 2 (cheap) games for 360 plans while somehow supporting cloud gaming and their advertising investors.

MAULxx1383d ago

I liked the old store better.
It was much easier to navigate not mention faster.

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Idba1384d ago

Im looking forward to not needing to wait 5 minutes for the PS Store to boot up

Benjammin251384d ago

I can't believe how slow the store is currently. Even with good internet connection. I'm sure the Xbots will still claim XBLA is better, but PSN on PS4 should be incredible.

Idba1384d ago

Yea. And in one of the ps4 trailers they showed someone double-clicking the home button and he went instantly (!!!) to PS Store, then he double clicked again and went instantly (!!!) back to his game

badkolo1384d ago

xbla is better and everyone knows it, miles better but the ps4 psn should be vastly improved upon and i cant wait to try it out. i think they learned from the ps3 psn and made massive changes for the better

MysticStrummer1384d ago

@kolo

"xbla is better and everyone knows it"

Every gamer I know in real life disagrees. The only place I see or hear anyone backing up your claim is on the internet.

GTgamer1384d ago

I own both Consoles and telling u rite now PSN vs Xbla is straight nonsense especially when people say xbla is way better let me guess because you pay for it ? Look the only difference is that PSN sometimes can become unstable but its free so you really cant complain and no one i know with a ps3 got their info stolen but now that we have to pay i guarantee you that Sony will improve it and i Know that PS store will be faster because right now its awhile to boot up and with power of PS4 we should expect good performance.

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nunley331384d ago

what kinda of crap internet do you have where it takes that long. mine is pretty good and not the fastest for sure but it takes only like 5-8 seconds for it to boot for me. When it did have problems a few times i exited and re-entered and it fixed that. also when the new store was newer it was slower and i had to delete it and re-download it to fix it. But it's gotten a lot better since it's launch and a lot faster and more responsive. The old store was faster cause it was part of the system and not an app, it's better overall except for the search.

reko1384d ago

@badkolo

but youre not getting a ps4 tho? troll again.