Submitted by Ramon3MR 1256d ago | opinion piece

Next-Gen Necessities: Theories on the PS4/Orbis

GotGame: Sony’s got an interesting history with console releases. They’ve been a dominant competitor in the home console market since the original Sony Playstation, and their habit of making slim re-releases has been rather popular as well (PSOne/slim PS2/slim PS3). (Next-Gen, Sony)

Snookies12  +   1256d ago
Ahhh, the PS1 controller... I got mine before the analog stick thing came around. Those sticks were kind of intimidating for me at first haha.

I like how the Playstation controller has been virtually the same through each generation.
Ramon3MR  +   1256d ago
Totally agree and was an initial turn-off for me. I've grown to dig it though.
EZMickey  +   1255d ago
That's what people who bash on the Dualshock controller against the Xbox controller.

Ergonomic design aside, the Dualshock design has just been around that much longer. So it's grown on people and they're very accustomed to it. The article does make a good point though, in saying that many PSOne gamers have grown up and their hands may not fit that design now as well as it did when they were younger.

Y_5150  +   1256d ago
I agree! I hope Sony keeps it relatively the same for the 4th generation PlayStation.
Oldman100  +   1256d ago
I'm hoping they make some changes for the better. They can keep the layout, I just want better triggers and more ergonomic handles.
Wintersun616  +   1256d ago
Agreed, I have quite large hands and it would be better for me if the handles were a little bit longer and thicker. I use ORB Triggers and they're awesome. I know there are alternative controllers but every one I've tried has had some issues. Some of them have too big or small dead zones, others don't have pressure sensitive face buttons and they rest just feel like they're built cheaply.
h311rais3r  +   1256d ago
I'd like concave thumb sticks.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1256d ago
Me too, I like that you don't have to get use to a different controller but i do think the Dualshock 4 should probably change the R2/L2 trigger but other than that, I'm use to the DS controllers so i don't think PS4 need's a new controller design. Wouldn't mind though but i like DS.
Persistantthug  +   1255d ago
The next Playstation needs better OS software and a better Browser.
My computer has been down since FEB. (waiting on tax return), so I've been using my PS3 for web browsing to get by in the meantime.
I never noticed until now how bad the browser in the PS3 was. ( PS3's web browser is called NET FRONT, which is made by a Japanese company called ACCESS Co.)

Also, the MP3 player is like from something out of like 1999.
Sony desperately needs to not let Sony of Japan do the software design of the PS4.
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SKUD  +   1256d ago
This could be the first time Sony sticks with the same optical drive media format as the previous generation PS.
house  +   1256d ago
i agree and if they do its going to play a huge role in price, which will help it be low
JBSleek  +   1256d ago
Online features day one is a must for me.
Fez  +   1256d ago
They should redesign the controller but allow DS3 to be used too. Controllers are well expensive! Would be great if they carried over to next gen.
theeg  +   1255d ago
1080p minimum all games

4x MSAA minimum all games

60 frames minimum all games (this can be reduced to 30 a few years into the cycle)

16x AF minimum all games

DX11/ Open GL 4.2


True HDR

Soft Shadows

basically get console up to spec, the games will follow

make the devs tools EASY AS POSSIBLE and as similar as possible to pc, all games are made on pc's anyway, make them utiliza similar architecture

4gb ram
cpu on par with i-7 920
gpu on par with gtx 560
250 gb HD minimum.

and you'll get my money, and everyone I know, day 1!!!
zero_cool  +   1254d ago
The playstation 4's architectural design will take heavy influences by playstation 3's architectural design without any doubt in my mind.

Cheers Gamers & Happy Gaming!

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zero_cool  +   1254d ago
Here's more what you can expect from playstation 4 that's influnced by playstation 3...

P.S..VR + Real Time + Cloud = integration harmony

Cheers Gamers & Happy Gaming!

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