Top PS4 Features Sony Desperately Needs To Implement And Fix

The PlayStation 4 is leading the current console cycle but Sony has work to do as far as console’s features are concerned.

Posted By | On 07th, Mar. 2015 Under Feature, Slider


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When Sony introduced the PlayStation 4 to the masses during E3 2013, the crowd was overjoyed and for a good reason. Coming down from the complete train wreck that was Microsoft’s Xbox One press conference, it was clear that Sony may be gamer’s last hope. Back then, the Xbox One featured strict DRM standards where the console was always online, forced bundle with Kinect and even pre-owned video games would not work on the system.

Since then Sony’s current gen console has seen great success but there is always a bit of wiggle room that Sony can go back and make adjustments. So what does Sony need to fix and improve on the PS4? We have jotted down several points below and if you anything else to add, let us know in the comment sections below the article.

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Ability to Turn off DualShock 4 Controller LED

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How many times must we complain about this issue, Sony? Adding the touch pad to the DualShock 4 controller is great and so many new ideas and gameplay mechanics can use it and really make gameplay unique. However there is one little problem.  The bright LED light that glows like the sun. This thing can glare your monitor while playing a video game and that is a big no in my book. Why do I have to be subjected to this nuisance when Sony could just allow me to turn off the LED in the first place?

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  • Starman

    People are buying it , no doubt… but , by misleading , promises that will / can never be met ..and of course , with the paid help/hype from gaming websites..

    They need to rethink the whole plan …NETWORK , SERVERS , And this whole mid 1090’s approach … thinking everything was going to be on disc and single player ….. Building hype around 1080p and 60fps in which they haven’t showed yet … There is nothing wrong with linear games but EVERYONE c’mon …and then it’s not eve like you’re doing something new with it …
    PS: I guarantee you UC4 linear experience will get old real fast …I’m sorry but UC should’v went open world … they’ve been playing it safe up to this point …time to take some risk…AND PUT MORPHEUS DOWN and make a real game that feels next-gen …not just look next-gen.

    • False Promises

      Fanboy

  • Guest

    Desperately yes, poor dying Sony.

    • False Promises

      What fantasy land do you live in?

  • greenbudman

    I just want to clean up my video library. There are movie trailers on there from 2 years ago and there is absolutely no organization ability. Fix that!

  • d0x360

    Sony’s turn!

    Yes the controller led needs an off and considering people have been begging Sony since day 1 if say desperate is right.

    Custom tile placement another I can agree with.

    More relevant apps would be nice but I wouldn’t call that desperate personally. Even if they were available I’d still use the xbox versions.

    The ps4 already has both manual and automatic updates for games and apps. True its not as automatic as the xbox and it doesn’t do system updates like the xbox but they are 3/4 of the way there. Not desperate.

    A more robust notification system would he nice but not desperate since its really simple to check.

    Allow anyone to be an app dev? Like Anyone anyone? No thanks.

    Picture in picture aka snapping would he awesome but I’m not sure the ps4 can do it with the way the OS is designed. It would require a major overhaul. It works well on the xbox because its virtual machines with deviated resources. The ps4 doesn’t work the same way so those resources would be taken away from games.

    Suspend resume would be amazing but the feature rumored isn’t exactly as robust as the xbox version. Still it would be nice to have even if it only does half as much.

    Status features is the same as notifications… Next.

    Friend ratings would be nice especially when making new friends. Its a great feature on xbox and I’d welcome it on ps4 but not desperate.

    Chat pad? Desperate? Come on. True the xbox can use a phone or tablet for typing but its not an deal breaker on ps4. How often do you really type? Is saving 10 seconds once a week worth $20?

    Import music? Nope. Streaming music from another device yes but I dont want to clog my console up with music files. More files on a drive especially small files slow drives down. Pass.

    Increased storage for what? Save files? Additional payment? Are you insane? Storage is basically free. Google gives me a free 50 gigs so why should I pay Sony for more than 1 gig? If your game media is that important to you then invest in a decent capture device.

    Change psn ID would be nice but not desperately needed.

    Yea backwards compatibility would be awesome but it won’t happen. Why? Money. PS now is a failure, we know that already but you know what isn’t? HD updates or quick HD ports. They sell which means they dont want you playing the copy you own already.

    Overall not a bad article. Definitely more reasonable than your xbox version which just seemed to list off crazy stuff which I some what understand since the xbox already does basically everything on this Sony list and then some so finding things it needs to do is difficult. While I think a lot of the stuff on this ps4 list would be nice to have I dont agree its desperately needed.

    Honestly aside from a couple minor gripes I’m perfectly happy with the ps4. Anything it doesn’t do I have an xbox for and as I said before even if Sony added that stuff I’d still use it on xbox because its done so well I can’t see Sony topping it. Sony doesn’t have a strong software and services history and going up against Microsoft, a company that does this stuff as its primary income source and has unlimited development funds…its not exactly a fair match up. Let Sony focus on what it does do well and thats put out games.

    • Mark

      Nice write-up. Games, features and apps will be even better for both systems this year. Specifically, with the doozy that will be the second half of 2015, I’m goin to burn massive money.

  • ImpliedConsent

    * Backward compatibility without paying for content I already own.
    * Support for (very expensive) racing peripherals (Logitech G27 anyone?)

  • Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Agree with most of these. My main wish list:

    -USB video support (and/or DLNA support, FREE like on PS3…)
    -Create custom folders, organization options for main menu
    -USB picture/image support, with ability to use images as backgrounds
    -More trophy sorting options (sort by date earned, name, system)

    • Starman

      Never gonna happen.

    • I’m Flat Out Right

      You’re fanboying bruh… lol

    • Fweds

      So you basically want the features that are just a few of the ones the Xbox One already has.

    • Dr.Ghettoblaster

      Unfortunately I don’t own an XB1 so I wouldn’t know that, I basically want the features that are free & standard on Sony’s 8 year old last console iteration PS3. Sucks to lose these incredibly useful non-gaming features by upgrading to their newest iteration, PS4.

  • Psionicinversion

    PS4 cant multitask so the snap to feature will never be in there

    • Jecht_Sin

      Sure. Unix was doing multitasking when you weren’t even born. It took ages to MS to deliver a kernel with multitasking. Go and check the definition of multitasking mate.

    • Psionicinversion

      Yeah it can yet ps4 can’t, unlucky

    • Guest

      LOL, you actually think the X1 can multitask. You actually think that snap is multitasking. Ahahahahahaha! And the way it spilts the screens into these two small screens, ahahahaha.

    • bardock5151

      That little truth hurts you doesn’t it. Lol

    • Guest

      What truth? That you’re a big time fanboy? Yeah, I know that hurts you. You cry yourself to sleep each night.

    • Starman

      Stop son …just stop …

    • False Promises

      Actually it is you that need to shut the f*ck up.

    • Guest

      Stop son …just stop …

    • False Promises

      Actually the PS4 can multitask. Obviously you’ve never used it. Live From PlayStation even has picture in picture. Same with live streaming.

    • Psionicinversion

      i have used because i got one, whenever you launch something the other thing has to close. thats isnt multitasking to me

    • Guest

      Really? cuz I can run the web browser and the game at the same time. Not to mention, have the trophy page running in the background and so forth. So reality says hi, and no amount of fanboy lying will change that. And how cant it multitask when its got better hardware?

    • Psionicinversion

      try open an app like netflix and…. no chance

    • Guest

      Not true, it suspends the game and lets you watch Netflix.

    • Psionicinversion

      really…. guess ill check it out right now

    • Psionicinversion

      so it does, still not proper multitasking though… same type of fake multitasking that happens on iOS and windows phones

    • Guest

      Either way, there is nothing stopping Sony from doing it other than them just adding the feature (the way you want it).

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah there is… they are technically minded enough and i suppose if the console idiots dont notice because there to stupid why bother fix it

    • Guest

      Oh boy, ok, you got them, they cant do it,…NOT! Stop being silly.

    • Guest

      X1 cant multitask and snap is garbage, takes up to much of the screen and is to little of a screen at the same time. Garbage!

  • I’m Flat Out Right

    This is a flawed list.

    The PS4 allready has automatic background updates and it’s faster and better than the Xbox One.

    The PS4 allready has notification short cuts. When a friend sends you a message or game invite, you just press the PS button on the Dual Shock 4, and it takes you straight to it. It’s also faster than the Xbox One. I think you meant notifications for when friends come online. That is the only notification that the PS4 needs. It’s a minor gripe.

    The PS4 allready has the ability for anyone to be an app developer. You have to sign up with Sony, same as Microsoft. Universal apps has to do with portting. Everyone can allready has the ability to be an app developer. It’s not what you think it is.

    The PS4 is getting Spotify soon. Don’t expect them to let you import music because technically it is piracy when you dupe music. The Vita has the ability to wirelessly copy music from your PS3 and store it on your Vita but don’t expect them to add this to the PS4. Micrshaft, Apple, and Android are the major causes of music piracy. Sony makes music and music companies are trying to find ways to kill music piracy. One of those ways is through streaming.

    Everything else on your list, I can agree with, especially PSN name changes.

    • Starman

      You’re fanboying bruh …lol

    • I’m Flat Out Right

      How? I’m stating facts lol

    • Guest

      Stop being a fanboy.

    • bardock5151

      The list is pretty accurate, with some minor exceptions, you’re just being a fanboy.

    • False Promises

      Actually everything he said is true. You’re one of the biggest Xbox fanboys on the internet, that is constantly s*cking off Microsoft so you shouldn’t be accusing anyone of being a fanboy.

      Starman
      Fweds
      Bardock5151
      Psionicinversion

      Some of the biggest anti-Sony f*gboy trolls on the internet.

    • bardock5151

      You are quite upset. You must hate the truth.

    • Guest

      He’s right, and youre being the fanboy.

    • Fweds

      Sad little fanboy, why not throw in a few more lies, I hope potential ps4 buyers don’t belive posts like yours.

    • False Promises

      Xbox fanboy

    • Guest

      What he said is the truth. And anybody with a PS4 knows this. So why don’t you stop being the sad little fanboy and stop starting sh*t for now reason, other than for poor fanboyism.

  • Guest

    Wait, im confused about no. 4 because the PS4 already automatically downloads and installs the fw and game updates in the background, so what the heck are they talking about?


 

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