One year on, Sony's PS4 needs these fixes to remain king of the console world.
Less unscheduled maintenance the main one for me.
Desperately? it's not like its struggling to sell, the PS4 is breaking all sorts of sales records so it is hardly desperate, more desirable I would say.
just because something sells extremely well doesn't mean it doesn't have glaring flaws, because by that note Destiny would be one of the greatest games ever
^^What he said. Why do people keep bringing sales up as a justification for every problem PS related? Its just silly. Increaaed sales wont improve the DS4 battery life.
Nor the DS4 rubber durability.
@Elit3Nick I didn't say the PS4 couldn't be improved (it obviously can) I questioned the word desperate (hence the question mark) that makes it sound like the PS4 is unusable without these things being done, if that were true we would not be seeing record sales. As I said desirable would be more appropriate.
@septic Actually, the article said it needs these fixes to remain on top. So yes the sales are relevant to this post. It does not need these fixes desperately to remain on top, as the article suggests.
@averagejoe26 - if the competition keeps introducing features that people want, they may be tempted to sway in the other direction. The fact that the Xbox One has DLNA support speaks volumes about their understanding that people like to stream movies. Hell the PS3 was extremely popular for that sort of thing. But Sony seems hell bent on making us all wait. Sure I have other devices that allow me to stream, but if I have my game console on and I am done with a game, why can't I stream a movie to my console? While "desperately" is a bit strong, some of these points (Suspend/Resume) are things that were promised a long time ago.. it's about time Sony actually delivers on some of them.
I agree, none of these are Desperate. Though some are necessary. Some much more so than others.
Are you talking to this user, or the article?
Most scheduled maintenence are done during the time most people arent even online though. Ive been gaming online for like 7 years on psn now and I could count with one hand the amount of times I havent been able to play online because of a maintenence, and I think I put alot more hours online than the average gamer. Now psn being down for other reasons is another story.
What we desperately need its GAMES!!!!!!!!! I'm waiting for greatness.
They are nowhere even remotely close to losing out to Microsoft or Nintendo at this point, and nothing seems to be even slightly changing that so I wouldn't say Sony NEEDS these changes to remain on top but not disagreeing that they'd help!
10. Durable analog sticks 9. Improved Battery Life 8. Suspend/Resume 7. Customisable Menus 6. More Apps 5. Less Maintenance Downtime 4. Better UI in PSN Store 3. Extra Keyboard Shortcuts 2. Friend Sorting (Favorites ) 1. More Games You're Welcome
better UI overall folders to organize apps and games fix players met the OS is very dated and lazy gonna treat myself to an xbox one when i do my taxes
I'd add to your list: * Mouse support for the browser. * Party management without having to leave the game. * Send messages without having to leave the game and improve the sending/receiving speed.
here's my break down of the list 10. Durable analog sticks Sony has already indicated they will replace the controller if it clearly shows wear and tear that wasnt your fault 9. Improved Battery Life the battery life is fine, we were just given light dimmer options and also you can get an extension cable to have your controller charge as you play 8. Suspend/Resume Would be nice, but not necessary, this kind of comes off as a whining option 7. Customisable Menus Would be nice, but again not necessary. Just kind of a wish thing 6. More Apps It's a gaming machine, it was shown off as a gaming machine and built as a gaming machine. I bought it knowing this. So don't try to force it to be something else because you want your multimedia that wasn't promised to you 5. Less Maintenance Downtime I would agree with this being less, however there are always options for single player games to play. This is kind of a touchy situation depending on the gamer you are 4. Better UI in PSN Store i can agree with this one, it would be nice to navigate the system better 3. Extra Keyboard Shortcuts Would be nice, but I think the better option would be to give us keyboard support on the system. so i can then get a bluetooth keyboard or something 2. Friend Sorting (Favorites ) Not entirely nescarry but still would be nice to have a favorites option of sorts for friends 1. More Games Please pay attention to the release schedule, games are coming. I know it's kind of slow but some good stuff is over the horizon
Disagree with you on all your points minus the ones you agree need sorting out The battery life on the controller is turd. The UI needs to be more organised. Playing single player games because of maintenance downtime is not an effective solution. More apps do need to be supported. Just because its a gaming machine doesnt it shouldnt benefit from other apps. Suspend/reaume was something promised day one. Ita not a "whining request'.
Playstation 4 already has Keyboard support, and it works in Browser, PSN Store, Messaging, etc. I know because I use one with my ps4. Also did with my 360 and PS3. DS4 battery life is really short, adding a DS3 battery resolves this, but still is unnecessary DIY. Many of the things in this list are options that vary from different gamers, for some is necessary, for you it isn't.
Customisable Menus - a wish thing? So I guess you will have no problems scrolling through 50 game icons to get to the game that you want, since you have no way of grouping anything together without a customisable menu.
Thank you, have a bubble
10. Sony has fixed the issue with the analog sticks. 9. I agree, DS4 needs a better battery, but at least it's rechargeable. 8. I would welcome this feature, it works quite good on the X1. 7. Folders option please! 6. A native Youtube, 4oD, ITV and TED app will suffice. 5. I'm fine with the monthly scheduled maintenance. 4. I prefer the snappy PSN store more than Eshop U and X1 Marketplace. 3. PS4 has a lot of Keyboard shortcuts. 2. Agree 1. More games?
Half those are coming in 2.0
1- Controller Battery 2- Messages should be quicker & snappier 3- Pause/Resume Feature 4- A good Media Remote 5- Folders for Games These would help out a lot & most of the core system functions work quite well. Party Chat, messaging (needs to be faster), joining games all work well.
1) More games 2) More games 3) Better controller 4) Better UI 5)~10) More games
^^^^ Buy a Ps4 first, then you can complain.
Funny how opinions work, huh? The only PS4 game I go back to is Transistor. The console is basically sitting on my shelf, waiting for 2015...
I'm quite new to the PS4, but I gotta say people understate how annoying the light on the controller is. The console is relatively loud too, but that isn't really something that will be addressed without hardware revisions. I'll be happy if they dim the damn torch.
You can dim the light though?? I have it on the lowest setting and even though it doesnt bother me at all I don't see a point to it other than looking cool at points in certain games.
where/how do you do this?
Hold PS button Adjust Devices Brightness of DUALSHOCK 4 Light Bar Dim
martinezjesus beat me to it
Oh I remember reading about it, but forgot completely. I'll try that. Suspect even a dim light will reflect of my screen and gloss speakers, but maybe I won't be lighting up my lap any more. Thanks for the tip!
I never even notice the light at all, even before the dimming option and i game at night a lot. If people didnt complain about it, i would never have known its an issue. Also, i can barely hear my PS4 and i can hear a mouse. Maybe the problem is people with PS4s with dusty insides or are put in hot places (like cabinets) or are ran for hours and hours (i usually only play for like an hr or two~). Same with the light, maybe its the people with the glossy screens that are complaining, my screen is a semi matte. Now if you wanna talk about loud, the 360 is a racket!
It's better dimmed. Still an annoyance for dark scenes in a game like TLOU, but I can now play Infamous or Driveclub without getting upset.
I know its something minor, and it would go under the radar if it ever happens but I would love to be able to link a dualshock to an account. Let me explain. I want to be able to turn on my ps4 with my white dualshock and have my ps4 automatically sign into my account, or have my brother get his blue dualshock and have it automatically sign in into his account. I know I know its something minor and I wouldnt be bummed if it never happened but thats ones of the things I would like added to my ps4 (and xbox one as well, I know xbox has the face recognition but i like gaming in the dark and it doesnt always recognize me.) From the list the only thing I PERSONALLY THINK is necessary at this point is the sorting friends thing.
yes but say you forget to charge your white controller and it's dead. Now you need to borrow your brother's blue controller. If you had it your way, it would automatically sign in under his account, then you would need to log out, and then log back into your account. Wouldn't it be easier to just have the screen asking you which user you are and you can quickly choose?
You could probably turn a setting like that off and on if you needed to.
The UI is trash, and my friends list is still broken. My players met/friends met tab is still blank. I have call tech support, adjusted router settings and everything. I looked at forums and I'm not the only one with this issue. It works great on my PS3.
That's because your PS4 is not a PS3...
I would like to be able to view my trophies offline.
For goodness sakes yes the ui for the store on ps3/4 Is so damn slow Sony please fix that!
R2 needs to be fixed. Overtime the hinge can snap causing the trigger to get stuck halfway. With FPS R2 is pressed repeatedly very fast, depending on level of frustration one might put too much pressure on the trigger at a certain angle. I think this is a major issue that has been swept under the rug as it has not been given any notice by sony. Who knows, maybe they are seeking a solution in silence.
It's not up to Sony to design a controller for people with anger issues, if you find you are that frustrated at a game that you physically break the controller out of rage you should stop playing before that point.
Frustration is a catalyst, it isn't the only reason the R2 button can break. The trigger buttons are prone to shifting unlike the the DS3 R2 and L2 buttons. They are thin which makes them less sturdy. Depending on how pressure is applied when pressed (size of hand/fingers, speed of reaction to intense situations in games, and frustration must be considered together), can determine the length of life for your L2 and R2 button, not the controller itself. A sign of a weakened hinged is sqeaking sounds when R2 is pressed, and/or slight resistence (button is not entirely smooth when pressed). Broken hinge is when the button gets stuck midway, and does not return to normal position, in game examples are vehicles never completly stop accelerating and auto rifles never stop fireing. My only thought on a solution would be to make the specified buttons sturdier, perhapes slightly wider on the tips (increased singled pressure point?) and use stronger/thicker hinges (prevents snapping).
MediEvil remake/sequel is obviously what it needs and PS1/PS2 backwards compatibility would be awesome too. Plus everything listed in the article.
I want folders. It's already getting annoying scrolling through all my games to get to the one I want.
I need the option to delete messages all together just like ps3;)
I just want the ability to put the system in standby and resume the game from exactly where I left off. I don't care about any other features. Xbox One already does it so it can't be that hard.
How about the ability to follow people on twitch and a notification system that tells you when those people are streaming?
To be fair, we really don't know how many of these features 2.00 encompasses since not all of them were disclosed. Either way, I agree with most of this list. Sony really needs to step their game up. The biggest issue in my opinion is the network downtime. People will say the PlayStation 4 should've had most of these features as launch, but this list is mostly bells and whistles. Stable online? That should've been a day one priority. I get that regularly scheduled maintenance is necessary, but not so frequently and actually have something to show for the effort.
currently, sony is crushing the xbox1 and wiiu. if sony is "desperate".....what does that make Microsoft and Nintendo?
This has nothing to do with Xbone or Wiiu. It's about things that need to be fixed on the PS4. Some of you guys are such rabid fanboys and just because someone mentions how things could definitely be improved, you act as if someone insulted your mom. It's sad.
I'm not rabid at all - I'm just going by what i read above and in article....and from that info I'm asking a question. i have a ps4 and some issues with it. - don't like the ps store layout - don't like the little mandatory updates sony puts out - don't like no Bluetooth support for ps3 headsets on ps4. however, going by sales, i wouldn't say sony is "desperate". you're reading comprehension isn't very good - so sad.
I got Kontrol freaks for my controller, and an extra controller. One controller gets low, I switch to my other fully charge controller. Also, there is games on the horizon, it the system first year, PS3 first year was not that great for games either. All that other stuff, not that big of a deal to me, I got a system to play games, back in the day, that all that mattered, put the game in , pick up a controller and play. I don't care about apps, PSN menus, etc. Only thing worth mention is the controller, I agree that should be approved.
You fix something that's broken. You change something you don't like. These are change requests, not urgent fixes.
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