If you are a part of the latest PS4 Firmware Update beta program, you should be able to download a new version of the firmware.
Finally. I absolutely hated the vertical search.
It made no sense at all.
It’s odd because this has Always been there on the Japanese PS Store yet everywhere else had the vertical search. Also while the titlI made no indication I was thinking this was related to name change XD
I never hated it, but I didn't like it when they brought it out on the PS3. Its pretty quick when you get enough letters into the title or whatever, as the filter function seems to work very well, but it still seemed like something adopted from mobile devices that just wasn't needed.
Ever use the store on your computer? Compared to the PS4, I just don't understand why the computer based store works so much better, shouldn't the PSstore be the flagship?
I wouldn't say it WORKS better but it is a much better layout and you can get things done without any confusion. On PS, apart from highlights most things require an actual search which is a problem because new games with a smaller following on bigger weeks will get no front page love and even worse, most people don't scroll and look for all the new stuff. On PC it's sectioned perfectly, you know exactly where you want to go and everything gets the same amount of love. I always use the PC to buy or download to my ps4 lol. Even when I have the PS4 on I just go on the pc and hit add to download queue lol
Thanks for posting this detail so I don't have to feed this clickbait.
Awesome thanks Sony
Finally they changed that lol.
I wish they’d also allow PS4 owners to customize their trophy list the same way PS3 and Vita owners can
I second this.
I hate that you can't have it in alphabetical order as a trophy person like me it's been a pet peeve and it makes it damn near impossible to find everything easily. Would be nice if you could customize it too because some games in series don't share similar names like the tomb raiders for example so they end up in different spots of the trophy list even if alphabetical. Even worse with Neptunia were they all share similar style but you got Superdimension, Megadimension, Hyperdimension, Hyperdevotion lol. They're just all over the place
Very nice, but I must say I was hoping for the ability to change your username '^^
This is not related to firmware.
it partly is. the new firmware has to support the new PSN naming scheme
uth11 in japan name changing is already possible so it's more of just the network than anything because you can always make it require a browser if necessary. The firmware clearly has the stuff built in as if you decided to make you account japanese instead you can potentially get it changed. I just don't get what they did that makes it an issue in NA. I'd pay for mine to change to the username I now use for gaming
Yes please, its one of my gripes. Never pick a username whilst under the influence lol.
you're right, Gusts92 is pretty $HIT
You make your own bed, did you not?
If you liked ketchup in macaroni and cheese as a kid, does it mean you like it still when you grow up? I definitely hated that over time, and now I hate macaroni and cheese in general lol. Metaphor Now if you made your bed at age 14, does it mean you haven't learned better ways to make your bed? At age 14 I was rushing to make my bed as I always saw it pointless as I'll go right back into it later and I was a kid. Now at age 27 I make my bed so well that it really takes a bit of a straightening up instead of a complete refold of a banklet and sheets having to be completely redone. The bed you sleep in today was prepared by a version of you that doesn't represent the version of you that may have made a psn 10 or so years ago. Imagine that :o. People change, your life change, you could even be changing careers. Good example was WiiRikeToPray on YouTube. They started the channel for fun as friends and didn't take it serious. Over time they realized once things changed that it wasn't an appropriate name for professionalism. so they changed it simply to WiiLikeToPlay lol. Simple change but it's simply something that changed with them overtime as can even be the case as a gamer. I agree though in the sense that you don't get something like that so simply. Which is why I agree with a fee even if more premium than XBL currently does.
I'm happy they did this. They shouldn't have ever done this to begin with. Maybe they'll fix the search results too. I'm tired of having a bunch of DLC pop up before the actual game does.
That, and movies bugs the crap out of me
Thank you for not only changing that ridiculous search method but for also adopting a qwerty keyboard. What is it with on-screen keyboards that aren't qwerty? It's illogical. Have you ever bought a PC keyboard that wasn't qwerty?
There are many other models, but who uses them?
Maybe people who live in countries which use a different layout of the keyboard... AZERTY is the second most common one - it's all about which letters your native tongue uses the most. If your language uses a lot of a certain letter, then it;'s most likely in an easier to reach position than Z and X are on a QWERTY keyboard. However, if your region is set to one which uses qwerty, I've never seen a different layout pop up - not even an alphabetical one.
I recall you could select it be either qwerty or alphabetical back on the PS3.
I wonder how long will Sean Layden's "soon" from couple years ago take to actually change your psn id. Do they need to manually add that option to every single user? It definetely looks that way xd
He said at the last PSX a bit under 1 year ago that he hopes that by the next PSX the name change would be possible.
I'd imagine that a lot of stuff is tied to the username in the databases, and because of this, it would require a complete database redesign. Such things on complex databases require time and a lot of testing to not screw it up completely.
Can't wait to get home and download this forward thinking new feature.
Am I the only one who liked the vertical search? It was faster than typing it out on QWERTY because it narrowed down the following letter based on what you had previously input, and all you had to do was press up or down instead of clunkily navigating the keyboard with the D-Pad.
It was also annoyingly when you would search for a titl e and it would try to suggest the games dlc first unless you either spelt the entire thing out or scrolled to it (which sometimes still didn’t show) I get what they wanted to do, but I’d say a lot of times I could never get it to search what I wanted unless it’s fully spelt out to the t. Least on ththe Japanese store which has always had this option it worked and I don’t even speak Japanese
My issue was it guessed all the special additions, add-on DLCs etc. too meaning finding the specific thing you were looking for was a bit rough
as long as it will search partial words! I sometimes can't spell what I'm looking for so I just put in a few letters until the one I want pops up!
Nothing on deleting more than one friend at a time???
i was expecting this to be them finally allowing name changing :(
Cmon I thought you were going to tell me I could finally change my user name.
Dang it was hoping for the name change
Oh man, this is something we should have gotten VERY early on. It's not like PS fans haven't been asking to do away with that awful vertical search for years now. That's the main reason i'm not excited about this. I feel like I should be like "Okay, that's great. What are the features we should be actually excited about?"
i still think the whol UI of the ps4 is functional, but leaves much to be desired. that‘s why i don‘t bother with most functions.
If what you mean is that it's not anywhere near as good as the XMB on the PS3 was, I agree.
Reading only the headline I really thought it was about the ability to be able changing your name. But no, you still can't do it. That is embarrassing!
As much as I love this change, I do hope that's not the only major new feature that's coming in 6.00, otherwise it's a pretty weak update.
When will we be able to change our user names? Ugh.
Ah man, actually hoped for the ability to change your PSN nickname.
I'm in the Beta 3 of firmware 6.0 and still haven't found any change, let alone improvement... except for that tiny one, lol. I'm not saying that's all we're gonna get in what's supposed to be a big update with that round number, there'll probably be (a bit) more, but still, we have the right to wonder why they allow some of us to download betas to their updates in the first place, since we barely get any new features to test during the beta-testing phase (and barely more once the actual update finally rolls out). It's just to use us and our PS4s as guinea pigs, to see if our consoles keep running at all after installing their new system update, but without letting us test any new feature in the process... pretty convenient for Sony. But for us users? Bah, who cares, right?
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