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New Website Tracking #BetterPSN Campaign, Looking to Draw Sony's Gaze to Make Improvements to PSN

OnlySP: A new website has come online within the last week that's aimed at drawing awareness to the #BetterPSN campaign started by NeoGAF a few weeks ago.

Update:

#BetterPSN seems to be trending now on Twitter. Good stuff!

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FallenAngel1984892d ago ShowReplies(6)
fr0sty892d ago (Edited 892d ago )

Sony has been improving PSN by leaps and bounds lately... especially when it comes to bandwidth. I've always maxed out my 2.5MBPS connection on PSN, but I've had friends who could download around 10MBPS (megabytes, not bits) who said that PSN was never letting them download at capacity. Now I'm hearing that has changed over the past few days, and Sony has been making good strides towards improving bandwidth, especially in Europe.

As for this campaign, nothing more than a wishlist of features that really aren't all that important (the continuously syncing trophies would be nice though) to the actual online play experience.

(For those who didn't read the article)

Online/offline (invisibility) status change Post on twitter Support this suggestion with your voice!
Enhanced user profile page showing favorite games, screenshots/recordings, game wishlist, deeper activity sections (game statistics) Post on twitter Support this suggestion with your voice!
Continuous trophy syncing Post on twitter Support this suggestion with your voice!
Significantly increased size of cloud storage for saves, as well as a family account feature set for saves (no need for sub accounts), auto-sync save files as they are modified Post on twitter Support this suggestion with your voice!
- See more at: http://www.betterpsn.com/#s...

donthate892d ago

The one thing I would want from PSN is dedicated servers on all first party games (like MS) and I mean REAL dedicated servers. Not the P2P proxy BS they pulled on KillZone: Shadowfall.

Basically on KZ: Shadowfall, Sony added servers (also known as proxy) to direct traffic between two PS4 connection so they actually added lag. The proxy did no game logic either, so it was a degraded experience worse than P2P.

Don't take my word for it, see it for yourself directly from Sony:

"What is Killzone Shadow Fall’s multiplayer network structure like?
Killzone Shadow Fall has dedicated servers hosted in various regions around the world. These servers do not run the logic of the game – they only act as a hub between the clients, forwarding network traffic from one player in game to all other players in game. This allows people with a slower connection or strict firewall settings to play without issues. Almost all logic relating to you (e.g. moving, shooting and taking damage) runs on your local PS4, with only a very small portion of the game logic (i.e. mission/scoring logic) running on the ‘session master’, one PS4 in the game selected for its connection quality."

http://blog.us.playstation....

fr0sty892d ago (Edited 892d ago )

you picked one example from a launch title and are now copy/pasting this post on any PSN article you can find... you are literally spewing FUD based on a tweet from Sony from before the game even released, ignoring that once it finally did release, there were no complaints about its online connection quality, and still aren't.

PSN's issues have been with uptime and download speeds (especially in europe), not in-game connection quality. The download speed issue was recently addressed.

Until in-game connection issues become an issue, which as of now they are not, I honestly don't care what the server structure on any given game is. I game online on my PS4 every day. It gives me no crap. I get what I want out of it, so I don't complain.

ReconHope892d ago (Edited 892d ago )

Well, at least, this is getting attention share.blog.us.playstation.com hasn't got one approved new idea for the last 40+ day. Since playstation moderators are behind the approval process than it draws attention to the biased nature to the whole system.

Who's to say they aren't just approving ideas that they know will make them money. I submitted a basic idea for subtitle support for the new media players(for the hearing impaired and preferred audience) and have yet to hear anything back.

MegaRay892d ago

Hope they draw Sony's attention to improve PSN, or make it free at least.

exnoob892d ago (Edited 892d ago )

You must be crazy if you think that they'll ever make it free.

MegaRay892d ago

PS3 and Vita has free online. I am sure if Xbone was leading the sale, Sony would make PSN free. But its impossible now since they're leading :D

Christopher891d ago

***I am sure if Xbone was leading the sale, Sony would make PSN free***

If it was free, we'd have much worse PSN service than we do now.

Aenea892d ago

Oddly enough the site isn't so much about PSN but more about PS4's firmware. I kinda expected people wanting better uptimes, faster download speeds, stuff like that, but it's just a wishlist of features.

Mr Pumblechook892d ago

@MegaRay. Of course I'd like PSN on PS4 to be free! But we've got to be realistic, an online multiplayer network requires massive infrastructure of hardware, servers, cables and programmers and this cost money. I am willing to pay if the service is good!

On the whole I am happy with PSN on PS4 although I'm up for the little improvements. Like a way to filter past downloads and notifications if your friends are playing the same game as you and more cloud storage. But this is good and the 'new' Sony will take notice.

rainslacker892d ago

What might draw more of their attention is the forums they have set up where they address people's concerns directly. I dunno...maybe people don't realize that Sony has places for their customers to express their concerns, and give feedback on their products and services.

Just saying Sony sucks, or that they need to improve something doesn't mean much when there are proper channels to go through. Quite literally every complaint people have is likely already addressed in the forums, but people want to act like Sony isn't doing anything about it, or that they are just sitting on their laurels while raking in the cash.

PSN has always been pretty good, and it's gotten better since the PS4 released. It could still use some improvements, but every concern I've ever had was answered within the forums by a Sony representative directly.

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Blink_44892d ago

PSN is fine for me about 90% of the time.

DoomeDx892d ago

90% of the time is pretty low when speaking about server uptime.

GameDev1892d ago

Over here in Ireland, PSN is great for me. I dont have much to really complain about but there could be a lot of improvements especially with downtime and maintenance that seems to make little difference

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