GameZone's Lance Liebl: "Since PSN is down, I’m left pondering this question: If PSN can’t handle the release of Minecraft, what’s gonna happen when Destiny releases?"
The dark times....
lol I love the dramatic exaggerations!
blatant sensationalism, the definition of gaming blogs & "journalism".
Alpha and beta went smooth. I have no doubt that psn will be fine. If not oh well, I'll just tune in to N4G for a few hours and laugh at the people flipping out. Regardless it will be a fun day.
But not only that, This article is also suggesting that Destiny is somehow as Popular as Minecraft, which is not the case. Minecraft is way more popular than Destiny, and was being anticipated by a lot people. I expect minecraft to outsell Destiny on the PS4.
Maybe it will take it down for a while due to high traffic... Not really new or a big deal, and not an exclusive problem to the PSN.
@giggman alpha and beta trials for mmo also goes pretty smooth, however on launch day the servers get maxed out almost every time. i do hope that the launch will go smoothly though, im not buying the game but hopefully the people who do, get to play it atleast within an hour of trying to play.
VERY typical from this site. This is why we have a rating system on n4g... too bad no one uses it.
Although this is pure exaggeration and flaimbate, I would like to say that if the servers aren't up to the task for a couple always online games however big they are imagine if MS's plans on an always online generation came through... we would rarely be able to log in let alone play any games from the constant network crushes... Today's infrastructure is a long way from supporting an always online eco-system.
I'm sure the network will be slow at first with the digital downloads, game updates and such. That's more taxing than just game play. After that initial surge smooths over then it'll be normal. if not I have PS4 Minecraft to play too.
When has the launch of a game this big NOT had effects on the perspective networks? Heck, both Ps4/Xbone versions of the BETA tripped up PSN/LIVE for a few hours.
Lmaooo A+ True be told if they don't have licenses issues like with Minecraft and I:Last Light then there will be server issues with bungie.
im just hoping that they are well prepared. especially for the digital buyers. cos those could go wrong aswell. they should have a very good estimate and should have everything set up. side note: if psn digital version fails. it may be a good opportunity to buy the game and then complain to sony. they tend to refund you in credit and then let you kep the game. but if they dont, dont blame me :P
im sure some of it had to do with them launching on a non store day. heck all we know this could have been the issue it was sent back to be corrected
Psn went down because a lot of people were trying download minecraft at once I dont think itll be that bad since you can preload destiny
yeah, but that also means that anyone who has preloaded the game will start downloading at the same time, because its done automatically. I believe they should have let us download it with more time to spare and not automatically, that way the downloads would have been more spread out
@oni never tried pre downloads yet, but i always thought that they schedule it correctly so that not everyone will download the game at the same time. was also thinking that they should use bittorrent style for preloads, i remember metal gear online for ps3 did this.
Yeah, Pre-load will be the saving grace I think. I know X1 opened pre-order 8 days ago, when is/did Sony open the pre-load?
You get what you pay for, plain and simple.
Erm the difference is Minecraft is a PSN only game right now destiny is on disc.. All this proved is the networks are not ready yet for an all digital future..
I wouldn't be surprised if it crashed all networks for a short time.
"Since PSN is down" Yeah, its up. Actually, it depends mostly on how many people are downloading it on day one. Hopefully preloading should help, but if millions upon millions of people hop on at the same time in the same regions, its going to crash. In a few hours after people stop barging the hell out of PSN, it will stabilize and be fine. Millions played the beta and it had almost no issues.
Yh that's the thing today was just licensing issues rather than it buckling from users. Tuesday will be have issues expectedly due to Destiny's MMO nature and the mass of people on the service which will likely eclipse the beta. I will want similar on-line only game has launched recently with no issues?
I wonder how many articles we will get about this, so many games have problems at launch on pc and consoles yet all we seem to see are psn articles. I mean look at wow the other day, it was crashed for hours and hours and not much came from it and blizzard have been doing servers for years, but now some ppl can't get on mine craft and we get 40 articles.
Largely gaming media doesn't talk so much about whats going on in PC games it doesn't draw big headlines. This whole PSN thing is being fed in favor of the "conosole war" the only headlines gamers and journalists ultimately really care about is when something good or bad happens to either MS or Sony. Something happened to WOW? "Yawn" is the attitude of the gaming media.
Because more people own SONY consoles , so these gaming sites figure they will get more hits , by saying something negative about SONY.
Hopefully next tuesday isn't so bad. I think preloading will help. There might be some brief moments of connection problems, but generally i think it'll be smooth sailing.
If those idiots try and bring down servers with DDOS for Destiny they should be tickled till the defecate themselves.
The thing was only down for like 20-30 min.OMG IT'S TEH END OF TEH WORLDS!!!!!!!!!!
"The thing was only down for like 20-30 min." Yeah, but I always look at these articles like mad libs.
In this day and age, you can say something takes five seconds to do and people will bitch if it takes SEVEN seconds.
this one of the reason why i like X1 more than PS4 (i don't have anyone of them right now) the MS servers are awesome , even when my connection was slow (with 360) the game was smooth ... sony should make more effort on the PSN servers .
"even when my connection was slow (with 360) the game was smooth" - Given that games relied on p2p for the large part I call BS. Gears of War 3 with my shit connection is bad for example.
Gears of War 3 contained dedicated servers , Judgment is the one that contained p2p servers.
"Gears of War 3 contained dedicated servers" - If you have DLC and there isn't that many.
Then buy one, it's up to you after all. Going on this site actually can put people off buying one.
its all ogre now
Sony has a bad name for itself regarding servers and operating system - but at least they have 1080p where is takes numerous videos and lots of close analysis to tell the difference
No. it takes a GLANCE. those videos and pictures are there to convince naysayers and show the difference. In person a sharpness difference is apparent and 1080p is because of a power gap, now imagine how that will play out down the line when it comes to level of detail? Try changing your desktop resolution down and see if you can spot the difference?
Cant we wait til it happens before bitching?
Well we know it will happen, so get the botching out of the way first.
Not really. We will here about it now, and through Tuesday, and for the days(at least) to follow. But at least normal people on both sides will be simply enjoying their games, while the trolls are left here alone.
Let's just say.. I am getting it on X1
If you think XB1 wouldn't have issues then looool. It will affect all platforms like the beta did. If you think a game that will be one of the biggest launches of the year with : - Large amount of people accessing it an the same time - Is P2P - Is Always-Online Will be completely error free that you want to look back at other always online launches. Even TF with less people and dedicated servers had some hiccups at launch on PC and XB1.
im guessing if you are able to connect to a server within 1 hour and not get dc in game or in queue then its a success. well thats normally true for mmo games. not really sure how the servers work for destiny. if there is problems, then i am not surprised, but will be dissapointed that they werent prepared.
C'mon during the stress test from bungie some core features crashed on xbox live. Doest that mean xbox live is crappy? no... Shit happens
lol I like how fast the heat shot up in 17 minutes. Stop being so dramatic people. Always trying to crap on PSN when it's more then capable of getting the job done for gamers. It has some downtime? Oh lord it must be a terrible service!!!
And yet when there are stories about xbl being down they get more crap than this but at the end of the day no service is 100% perfect
Stories about XBL going down get more attention from people for this very reason. When things happen to XBL, the media tends to ignore it, or try to downplay it and sweep it under the rug. Example: PSN is hacked and the media was blasting it everywhere for weeks. XBL had people having accounts hacked and stolen and personal information actually being used (including higher-ups at Xbox) and it got swept under the rug for the most part. It's not fanboyism so much as people getting sick of the double standard and pointing it out. XBL crashed during the Destiny Beta, but you don't see anyone saying it can't handle the game.
I love Playstation and my PS4. But let's just all face it. PSN is shit. It has been since it launched on PS3 and it's still shit. Let's hope some of the truckload of money they earn from PS4 costumers will be used to make PSN a service on par with the PS4.
lol! It doesn't take much to bring PSN down. . so it seems. It'll get better though ^_^, I hope. . with all that PS+ money.
No, it really hasn't.
There were sporadic issues for about 10-15 minutes....LMAO.
How many players had the Beta And Alpha??5 million??! didn´t had a single Hicup in the trial phases,i´m not worried. Bungie servers apear to solid.
Sony issues: http://www.ibtimes.com/dest... Microsoft Issues: http://levelsave.com/destin... They both had issues. Granted, it wasn't a huge deal but when you're in a generation where digital download is a big deal and toted to gamers, the serves shouldn't crash. I think PSN will be fine, the only issue I see is too many people ordering at once which might take a few minutes to connect. The Pre-Load helps reduce the stress, so hopefully it works. I preloaded mine on X1 last Friday, so I'm hoping it unlocks and I connect when I wake up in the AM. Better not crash, I took a vacation day from work, so I want to play all day!
I´m confident,i´m expecting minor issues,but i have a felling they will surprise us ,with none to very little problems.see you guardians, in 4 days.
There has been alot of talk about this in all the other threats comment sections. Do we really need an article for it -.-
Yeah. I always thought that was weird. A topic goes pair shaped in here and a day or two later some blogger runs a piece about it. people have got to stop approving this kind of crap. I am buying it on XB1. Im not gonna get into that whole XBL vs PSN thing. All Im going to say is lets wait and see what ACTUALLY before we melt N4G.
If this was a article on the xbox one version it would get a lot more hate.......just sayin'
They're selling faster than they expected but they better get things straightened out soon even though it's really not that often this happens
itn ot cuz psn cant handle minecraft it cuz lizard squad atatcked psn sony is not out to look bad this gen there working hard we got stability update yes last week or so ps4 psn has been kind of extremely buggy and down but it will get better by these guys doing this maybe sony will buckle down tighten up servers and secuirty one can only hope. something good comes out of something bad all time gotta remain optimistic i was blatantly pissed off cuz i couldnt play diablo 3 but gurantee u this sony got psn back up and fast i commend them for that. no way there letting msoft get last laugh this gen nor the first sony is going for broke to appease the gamers. persona 5 disgaea 5 dq heroes what more could u ask for we got tgs i cant take any more of announcements cuz my wallet is gonna be empty every month for year 2015 lol
Really? It was a mishap. It held up with the open Destiny beta fine.
If I may quote a famous young archaeologist Nathaniel Drake "here we go..... again" seriously when are these flame/click-bait articles going to end? But in all honesty I believe the ps4 network could fail when destiny comes out...its never handled that workload before. Xbox Live has taken more than 10 years just to complete their infrastructure and made a seamless online experience plausible. PlayStation Network is still in its youth but I think the system can grow and become even more powerful if it continues to do what it's doing.
Sony knows for a while now when Destiny will be coming so Sony will be prepared for that, just like Activision will be. And the pre-load actually helps a lot to kind of lower the amount of people accessing the store on release date. That being said, MC was a really spontaneous thing. The game got approved when the store updates were already done and went live. However because the Xbox release was already scheduled and the game is digital only at this point and basically ready to go they thought why not get in touch with Sony to get it out asap. And Sony agreed and maybe did a bit to prepare for the many people (probably why the delayed the US launch a bit and let EU get it first), but they just did not expect that many people. So it is not a big deal and not something that will happen again. It was really just because they came up with it in such a short time and PSN went down for a bit, but still, people got the game and are happy. So who cares?
I am going to go out on a limb here and say what NEW high volume game has not given hiccups to either MS or Sony? Launch day on both consoles is going to test the integrity of each company's backbone. Personally I had no issue yesterday with PSN my account worked fine, but I was not playing Minecraft on PSN but rather I have it on the X1 because it cost me 5 bucks.
I got destiny for the Xbox One so im good.Xbox live is unmatched when it comes to running smooth when a big game hits.Hell call of duty,gears of war,and halo.Destiny already has over half a million pre orders in the U.S alone on the X1 so im guessing it will pass a million worldwide on day one easy.Still even with that many it will still run smooth on xbox live.PSN not so much it goes down every week as it is.Im sure ill be voted down but its the truth
In regards to pre-orders, do they take into account digital pre-order/pre-loaded versions or just solid disc pre-orders?
Myth: Xbox live runs smooth when a big game hits! Reality: http://www.forbes.com/sites... I'm sure it will be a great experience on XB1/XBL, but it's ok if things start off bumpy, even on XBL. It happens. Happens to Steam, to Battle.net, to PSN, and to XBL
this might surprise people, but there is a chance that minecraft actually is a bigger launch than destiny. that game sells like bonkers. and the fact that it is trying to implement some cross platform stuff, this isn't tooo surprising. but yeah, monday night/tuesday has a good chance of being pretty broken. because video games.