Here's a detailed list of features and possible changes for the upcoming PS3 Firmware 4.0 update requested by gamers alike.
lets just hope Sony will keep an eye on this..
A PS store redesign would also be great.
The store was redesigned, it's fine the way it is now. It just needs improving (like being able to write short reviews for games/videos).
HUH redesign how many times seriously ?
The store needs to publish on-line stats to show how many people are still playing and in what region(s). Consumers need such info to ensure they are not buying multiplayer centric PSN titles if there are too few people still playing.
the only thing i would want for the ps interface (since apparently sony says cross game chat is not possible without 512MB ram) is if it was faster, i hate sending a message while i'm gaming just to have the XMB take its sweet time.
I would like the ability to delete multiple game saves at once. That is my biggest gripe about the PS3.
can't agree more. its UI design needs to be more fluid or more sleek.
I would LOVE cross game chat, but don't think it's gonna happen. I know that some PS3 fanboys like to play it off like it's a trivial feature, but it is nice to be able to talk to a friend even if you're playing different games, and it's nice to have in order for you and a friend to decide what game to play together. The ability to have a party of friends would be great too, but hey, one step at a time.
Another day another FW article about features we will never get on ps3....
I pretty much gave up on hoping for features. If a feature did come though I want a PSN ID change feature, and I'll just wait on ps4 for anything else...
Yea this is one feature that should be already up Japanese PSN has had it since the beginning.
I just wish that I could organize my PSN games list. I have a ton of games and all the shitty ones are at the top for some reason, I hate that they are in the order I downloaded them in, I really wish I could change it. I would also really like to change my PSN id. I would even pay for that.
Hit Triangle on the the desire game and edit the 'information' field with the desired folder name, then change the sorting to organize games per folder and that will do it, I have folders such as 'Favourites', 'OnHold' (when waiting for a patch), 'PlayingNow', 'ShouldPlayMore', 'CoOp' and so on It has been there since launch, at least since it launched in PAL territories I don't get this kind of article...just speculation, what's the point? people puts so much energy on it...the only right channel to wish for things is via PS Blog in that case...but ok. Cheers!
XMB redesign and voice chat sounds nice...
Especially if it's a trimmed down in game XMB that is faster would be useful. Comparing trophies during a game shouldn't really be a hassle as it is. XMB>(loading)>Select Friend>Compare Trophies>(Synching)>Sele ct a game>Select an individual trophy. We are already at a deep level of menus right there - exiting all the menus with a single push of a button should be possible. I shouldn't have to go through every step backwards until I reach the XMB!
this is what i want, when in game, i just want to access the friends list panel and the inbox (messages) folder. THATS IT. If sony can take the rest out and optimize the speed of bringing the XMB up faster when someone clicks the home button in game, id be a happy camper. I mean almost everything else except for blutooth (accessories) requires you to quit the game to access, so why even have the option to scroll to it?
sadly, it appears other reports suggest Sony can't allow crossgame chats?
Another one of these articles so soon?
i dont see why ppl keep making these articles, sony RARELY puts the updates we want. Ppl will just be let down once again
You know! That and the fact that we barely get any new features and enhancement any more
The two of you are spewing fanboy B.S. Yeah, let's forget all the hard work Sony has put into improving PSN, Playstation store, adding features all up to this point in time. They've done nothing but sit on their thumbs this whole gen and have given us absolutely nothing. Right? /s Let's also forget that if Sony offered every single damn feature that every whiny a$$ person asked for, there would still be people like you b*tching that ______ feature hasn't been added and then go on to say that Sony doesn't give us anything. Let's also forget that there are things like patents, and memory hurdles, and costs involved in adding or implementing features. No, those don't exist at all and Sony is just refusing to give people what they want. /s There is no such thing as this website... http://share.blog.us.playst... It's just a broken link. Frickin' fanboys.
^^So people who want new features/enhancements for PSN that can improve our PSN experience are "fanboys"?
It pretty much goes like this, when people ask for a feature or complain, they will get shunned down by the elitists (fanboys). when sony finally decides to offer that feature or address a complaint, those same elitists, will come to the comments section and say something like "wow, sony is an amazing company, its great how they support their system and products. All companies should strive to be like that"
@LOGICWINS: Nope. People who make posts claiming Sony doesn't do anything for us and not add features, completely ignoring everything they've already done, are fanboys. @Washington-Capitals: Way to generalize. The problem is the mundane, repetitive, droning-type whining that goes on without a full consideration of what goes into implementation and if it's even feasible. Instead, we get to hear how Sony "doesn't care about its fans" and that they "never give us what we want." But hey, you want to make an erroneous post, you go right ahead.
Thank You Logicwins and Washington-Capitals for having some sense I think that its pretty funny how he's calling us fanboys when he's obviously the fanboy, but oh well you cant reason with fanboys. But I would love it if Sony would bring out some new features already. It seems like forever since the last time they gave us something good from an update (ever since all the hacking began). And there are alot of things that still need to be done/fixed. For example, why dont we have voice messaging yet? (Let me not even get into cross game chat) or why cant we go straight into the trophy that just unlocked by simply pressing the PS button while its still onscreen? And how bought fixing the browser? it crashes all the time, and is slow and rather useless when you cant even use it on alot of websites. My smartphone has a much better browser than this. And why do we still have to install things we download when you dont have to on the 360? And how about the ability to select the resolution before entering a game (Let me hold down a button before entering the game or something to select the res). And the list goes on and on. None of these things are really hard, yet Sony makes them look like they are impossible. Like the cross game chat for example, why come out and say that there is not enough RAM for it when they could have just shrunk the OS down even further and fit it in? Stupid! But anyways, let me stop before all the fanboys really do think that im just some Sony hater and kill me. I just want my PS3 to be better! @ Dragon: You need to look in the mirror, youre the fanboy. I never said they havent done anything for us, Im just saying there is still more to do
Using DragonKnights link ( http://share.blog.us.playst... )I found out that 82 submitted ideas have been implemented or are "In Action". That seems far from the "RARELY" or "barely" comments he was specifically addressing (people REALLY need to work on their reading comprehension). DragonKnights comment is far from "fanboyish" and is quite valid/factual because it is backed up with undeniable proof. Whereas the comments the "people" he was addressing said was just sheer opinion, and NOT fact...sorry but I have to agree with DragonKnight on this one ~ Give me facts, supported substance & proof over opinion, bias, misinformation and conjecture any day. +Agree and +WellSaid to DK & yesmynameissumo below
@DragonKnight the issue is that Sony have not ADDED a new feature in months. They've added cloud saves and auto-updating and that's it.
auto trophy syncing PS2 games Cloud saves Team Ico collection Automatic game updates New avatars Brazil PSN KB at E3 Just a few of the ignored suggestions from PlayStation users that magically made it into firmware and/or services and shows. Rarely? Haha, thanks for the laugh.
I'm so pissed at how cloud saves and auto updates are for PSN+ users. Its bullshit, should be for EVERYONE.
I think it's fine to be a "premium" feature. Cloud saves more than auto updating, I mean, cloud has to be paid for somehow. They've given me enough free features (not that I wouldn't take more), but PS+ has turned out to be pretty damn good for $50 a year. You should get it.
@ Quagmire. yes it should be for everyone.. just like playing online should be free for all
Pretty much my words also bro
haha exactly! after the updates i bet there will be heaps of articles on about how everyone was dissappointed with the update.
when something lacks, I guess the demand for it to be improved goes higher...
I dont know..if something could be added it would have been already. I wont be holding my breath
"Improved G.U.I." That's what themes are for. I don't know if you've noticed or not, but many themes have their own icons and fonts etc... This is a useless feature to add. Only nitpickers are displeased with the current G.U.I. "New Browser Support" Agreed. However, it's better to have any browser, than none at all. "Major Redesign of XMB" I don't think a major redesign is necessary. Just some streamlining to remove excess icons. But adding music apps and the like would clutter it some more, so that point this article is trying to make makes the suggestion redundant. And I don't know where this idea that it's the XMB that's making Youtube videos 240p comes from, but it's wrong. The problem lies with the Youtube app available for the PS3, which lies in Youtubes domain of fault. Sony didn't make the app, Youtube did. If you have a problem with the quality, whine to them. And frankly, all the needed multimedia options are already there, I hear more people asking for certain formats to be supported instead of ways to play them. "Cross Game Chat" How many times does it need to be said. It not only will NOT happen, it CAN'T happen. The OS takes up too much memory for it to happen. And considering the features asked for in the previous "suggestion", implementation of XGC would be even further off if those features were added. Everything takes memory, so perhaps you should remember that next time you make an article. "In-game entertainment apps" Ridiculous request. You're playing a game. If you're not entertained by the game, then play a different game. An app isn't going to make your experience better if you find the game boring. And this sounds an awful lot like in-game custom music, which is available on the PS3 but is up to the developers to use. MS has a patent on the universal in-game custom music feature, so Sony can't just implement it that way. Do some research. "Speed and Security" Pure FUD piece added at the end. PSN was hacked, but NO ONE had any consequences as a result of it. NO passwords were leaked, NO credit card information was leaked, NO ONE lost money from their bank accounts. Sounds to me like Sony's security problems were only in keeping out the hackers and not in the area of keeping info safe, as all sensitive information not already publicly available was encrypted. And what hangs and lags? You understand that, excluding first party games, PSN acts as a bridge to servers right? It isn't the actual server. If a game lags that ISN'T first party, it's the servers of the third party that is the problem. Again, do research. This article is terrible. There are better features to ask for than this. For one, the ability to remove 0% trophies, reducing the in-game XMB to necessary game related features only, and improving the trophy syncing speed.
There were some that were affected personally by the PSN hack, so it's not total bullshit. For the most part though, I agree with you. Stupid article. "In-game entertainment apps" Sorry, I failed to realize that I'm already being entertained, IN-GAME, by, coincidentally, the fucking game I'm playing.
This is the same thing people have been asking for since Firmware 2.0, it's getting really old now.
all i want is a new XMB since the current one tends to use too much memory(especially in-game).. not saying i dont like the current one because i do love it! way easier to get used to than xbox (my 65 year old grandma even figured it out by herself to watch movies lol)
I'm not expecting much. One thing about Sony is they deliver when we're not expecting it and they don't when we do.
Just ignore the rumors. You only expect things because of dumb rumors. Don't believe anything unless Sony announces it.
These rumors about system updates are dumb. Enough with them. When did Sony ever say they have a 4.00 update coming? All that ever happens from these rumor stories is the update doesn't happen and people complain about Sony not doing something they were rumored to be doing.
True, Sony haven't said anything about 4.0 but I'm just assuming because we're at 3.72 it must only be a few months away.
Even if 4.00 is coming out soon it doesn't mean it will have much people want. I hate how we see all these rumors about the next update and all kinds of ideas about what it will include. Then when none of the ideas are in the update people attack Sony for not doing what they said they'd do. They forget Sony never promised anything. I have no problem with the current system really. It works fine for me.
Cross game chat and a better music integration to video game play are all that I ask. Hopefully they implement those two. Also the option to change your PSN name. I don't want to start over just for a new name. I'd be fine with paying a fair price for a name change.
Fanboy? And exactly who am i a fanboy for? God forbid anyone speaks aginst almighty sony. Its my opinion that sony rarely provides what the fans want. Sure they give us a crumb once awhile and u blind sony bitches eat it up. Psn has been around for six yrs and its still incomplete. All those features u named have taken 6 yrs. Im willing to bet that there will be no major features or changes with this new update but if im wrong i still win... Oh and since some of u think sony gives us what we want then here are two things i want. The ability to charge my controller whrn the systems off and the ability to download while the systems off like 360. Yeah i wont hold my breathe...
dude u must not no but some games do download while system is off i had games completly download just have to install when i get on and charging a controller who cares a cord is no big deal remember the older systems did u complain about them cords(talkin about chargin while system off)....whats incomplete the ability to pay to play and who gives a flying flip about cross game chat it WILL NEVER HAPPEN ON PS3...to be honest i like it the way it is...just want XMB to be faster and smaller cut things out people dont need like voice changer and the other features that could fall into its place as well
Never once did i mention cross game chat and and im over payin 60 a yr for live maybe u should get over it to. I care about the cord charging because i live in a big house and as u no the cord is shorter than ur dick. So charging it while off is needed. As far as games downloading while the system is off plz name them id like to see it
psn games some do and i was like how the hell, also when i was talkin about the cross game chat that went to every body...buy a longer cord stupid...my cousin has one thats about 2 times the length of the one that came with the system and actually guess what i dont play online with my 360 just single player save my money and how would u know how big or small my dick is u creep...
You can't download anything while the system is off, do you even have a PS3? When you're downloading something you can choose to have the system turn off automatically after the downloads finished but you can't download anything when it's completely off. Sony have implemented little tiny updates here and there but nothing major has happened for years. When people were complaining about the PS store icon being shoved all over the XMB Sony did nothing to fix it, and it's still the same. Even if Sony had 10GB of RAM to work with they still wouldn't release any meaningful updates, it's just their sloppy F.W department that's all. If I was the head of Sony I'd push my team to have an update ready to fix any problem within a month, not one year.
LOL at people paying $60 a year for live, sure live is great but not worth that much, I only pay $20 a year, I don't buy retail codes but they still work and I've been doing this for years and still enjoying my XBLive
@video fuckin seriously pathetic idea's where the hell do you want the power to come from when you shut the effin Ps3 ???? for it to download your ass Wtf Lame ideas keep them to yourself douche
It's pretty amazing how one PS3 fanboy says the PS3 can download when off and the other says it can't. By the way the 360 can continue downloading even when it's completely off, I don't see why Sony can't do it.
u are fucking retarded. xbox does it u dumbass little boy. its called low power mode or sleep mode stupid ass. keep ur mouth closed the next time grow folks are talkin. so u think finishing a download thats several gigs in size while ur system is off is a lame idea? lol wow. everybody doesnt have time to stare ate their console waiting for a damn download to finish like u do u fuckin lame. go play in traffic kid u bother me...
I'm letting you guys know right now none of these features will be implemented
There's no reason why the XMB couldn't be redesigned.
Would be nice...
lol why are people still posting about XGC, youd think after 5 years and a public statement from sony that people would learn. If you want XGC, get a VITA or a PS4 because a PS3 cant do it.
@Cross game chat feature if it's poosable it would have been on a update along time ago , sony can't do it because the ps3 ram , they use the ram on importent things like the games , they will put it on vita tho :) ... we already have cross chat but not with voice ...
I can bet my none of these will come to life, we can only hope Sony's listening :(
Cross-game chat isn't coming. It's not. I dunno why people keep asking for it when Sony themselves already officially said it's not a few months ago anyway. And I bet most of, if not none of the stuff in that list will even be in 4.0. It won't be anything spectacular at all.
they could do it if they redesigned the xmb... just saying~ lolz
they never said it wasnt coming. Hell when playstation+ was announced one of the features listed on sony's own website was crossgame chat. At the most they've said "the ps3 wasnt designed with the in mind from the start" which is funny because they def showed not only cross game chat but cross game video among the ps3 launch promos.
I'm pretty sure Shuhei Yoshida said a few months ago that it's definitely not coming. Basically back when the PS3 first came out (and before it came out with all the demos and such) it didn't have so much shit cluttering up the XMB, thus more memory was freed to such applications. Now, it's not the same case. The 360 works like a PC and just has all of the 512MB of RAM available for whatever. With the PS3, you have 256MB of VRAM, and the other 256 for OS functions and other things. You got the XMB running which takes up memory, as well as other things related to the game itself taking up memory. So XGC being added would slow the game down or even break some games. It's too risky, but it's mainly Sony's fault for having such a shitty architecture and not thinking about stuff like this when they designed the system.
you wont see any major updates for the ps3 anymore
PS4 will give us all what we need that ps3 cant do enough said.
What I want them to do is improve the in game XMB menu. It still takes way too long to load. Why not remove all the stuff we can't use while in game like playstation store, network menu, video menu, music menu, pictures menu, all that stuff so it loads faster while in game. I hope it comes soon but I'd put quality first.
as much as i've enjoyed sony consoles and products. we all know since pretty much everything in the article sounded good we wont get it lol.