With the announcement of Playstation 4 coming up (hopefully), I could not hold in my hype for any longer and decided to make a top 5 most wanted abilities that I want the Playstation 4 to have. Remember, these are only what I personally want the Playstation 4 to have so it fits the way I play my games and use my system.
5. Run all games in 1080p or higher.
When the Playstation 3 released, most games that were released ran in 720p and they still do today. At the time this was revolutionary together with the high graphics that amazed our eyes. However, today even my phone that I use every day runs in 720p, as well as all the games in it. The chance of finding a Playstation 3 that ran 1080p was low, and the ones that did resulted in having a low fps as a penalty. Which leads me to our next point..
4. Run all games in 60fps or higher.
Once again, there exists some games that run in 60 fps like the Call of Duty genre which focuses on running as fast and fluid as possible. This improves the enjoyment of fast-paced games clearly, as well as making games seem more realistic.
3. The ability to record video footage and save the file as a video file.
This is an odd request that not many people might need or want. It’s something I really want in my console though because of my playstyle. Depending on the game, when you do something amazing that rarely happens you wish you could save that moment to show to your friends. Some games do have this function built in them, like Skate. However, to be able to save it as a video file and edit it would be great think to do in situations like these. In my mind, this inbuilt recording program would run constantly once you activate it and you would be able to stop it and save the past 15-20 minutes inside the harddisk.
2. Quicker XMB by using an SSD drive made to only run the OS.
While playing a game, pressing the PS button to check your friend list or trophies always took an extra 5 seconds or so. If this movement was instant, it would save so much time. This was improved in the Vita which has a quick home button and running games. If the OS was saved in a separate SSD (like modern PCs today), it would drastically improve the speed of navigation.
And last but not least…
1. Be able to update and install games while playing other games.
I believe everyone has had that moment where they find an interesting demo in the PS store, download it and then start a game. But after playing the game, you go to check how much % has progressed and see that it has not moved an inch. Downloads get paused whenever you run a game. Not only that, but when you want to install a game you cannot do anything else at the same time and you’re forced to either wait or find something else to do. This also applies to game updates and system updates. Making them all automatic would save so many of the rage moments we all have had.