PS4 survey asks users if they'd like to see a player reputation system, advanced matchmaking, and more

Sony survey hints at what we might see in future PlayStation 4 system updates.

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Sony has sent out a survey to select PS4 owners, polling them on what features they'd like to see in future updates.

VGXNetwork posted the survey contents. Key among the possible features are a player reputation system, an advanced matchmaking system, the option to change your username, and the option to set your online status as invisible.

Sony is also keen to see it people would like more on-screen notifications, more people in party chats, and the options to chat and send messages across all PlayStation platforms.

The survey asks people to rank how interested they'd be in each of these features, from "very appealing" to "very unappealing", though I do have to wonder what kind of person would actually select the latter regarding any of those features, really.

The next PlayStation 4 update, version 1.70, will include the ability to switch HDCP off, video editing tools, and the option to save videos to a USB drive.

Discussion

259 comments
sgtpepper1806
sgtpepper1806

These have ALL been on 360 for years! (Bar cross-platform chat) I'd always assumed the PS3 had them. I'll be holding off buying a PS4 until i see pretty much all of these implemented.

youngzen69
youngzen69

Sony nobody wants this so called reputation system. Microsoft is already getting rage from gamers about that already. Like Microsoft you are assuming that most gamers are going to be mature about this when in fact most gamers are childish and do things out of frustration. Also, no one wants to see more on screen notifications. The worst thing is getting interrupted by some on screen notification while watching a movie etc.

ocarterhd
ocarterhd

I've been wanting to change my PSN ID but haven't been abel to do so. This was a feature they should have introduced in the first place. We Need This! Who Agrees?

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

i would like to see PS+ as a optinal subscribtion and not a must for online play 


the simple fact that steam's services offer a much more serious experince and it's free 

makes XBL and PSN look like crap next to it 


i want to own a "next gen console" just for the sake of exclusives and joy of simplicity but i'm not willing to shell out 50 bucks a year over a service that doesn't even let you hear MP3 through USB 

playmynutz
playmynutz

Samples are great at capturing the population's need

geraldsanduski
geraldsanduski

i would like the ability to turn my chat volume up so i can actually hear my friends over the game, it has a priority setter but it doesnt work very well.

divinejester
divinejester

How about a bleeping customization of backgrounds. That is like the most basic feature and I still don't hear anything about it coming soon.

Daemoroth
Daemoroth

Please let the first two options for pressing the PS button be to switch off console/controller. So fracking annoying having to dig through the menus to switch of a controller so I can grab the other charged one.

(I know it's tiny, but yeah, it's mindboggling that it happened)

bu3aDeL_Maz
bu3aDeL_Maz

just put a pause button for my downloads!! please!! im tired of disconnecting my machine so the downloads will stop then starting the ones i need.


(i watch out for my downloads because where i live there is a limit and the internet is not just for me)

Ensabuhnur
Ensabuhnur

Took the server last week so Gamespot - you are sooooo late on this one.  Nice features glad to see them trying to build  a better online community on this one.

Fine_TableLamp
Fine_TableLamp

I just want to be able to change the background for the home screen, or atleast the color.

tom2750
tom2750

fuck a reputation system it would probably get boring if all the good people get put ith all the good people and all the bad people with all the bad people sometimes its fun to have an asshole in your match that swears at people and pisses them off on there headset or traps people in corners and pisses off people in multiple other ways and sometimes its fun to be that asshole and fuck a match making system i love destroying people that aren't ass good at me its fun especially because i know they are getting so pissed off about the fact i am kicking there ass if a person on my skill level happens to be put in my match by chance then great i have a little competition but i only want that to be a matter of chance i don't want to always be paired with people as good as me and ability to chat across PlayStation platforms? what does that mean? i swear my friend sent me a message to my PS3 from my PS4

tomservo51
tomservo51

I don't need matchmaking, I have a lighter.

Gblazer01
Gblazer01

FOR THE LOVE OF VENUS, ALLOW US TO CHANGE OUR FLIPPING PSN ID! 


I MADE MINE WHEN I WAS LIKE 15 AND I'M 22 NOW; IT'S SAFE TO SAY THAT MY OPINIONS ABOUT THE WORLD HAVE CHANGED, INCLUDING WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO BE KNOWN AS ON PSN... Geez.

Techtroll
Techtroll

wheres the xbones 1080p patch...i forgot its never gonna happen

chrisx2k3
chrisx2k3

PlayedYouStation, innovating since the 360 gave us all of our ideas. Don't worry, it takes over 8 years to do it right. Maybe next year your PlayedYouStation 4 will compare with the 360.

cboye18
cboye18

Backward compatibility would be nice. 

dominoodle
dominoodle

Yes please, let me change my username.

LiquidGold
LiquidGold

So sony would like to know if you would like any more of xbox's 2006 features, let us know if we can rip off any more stuff for you instead of coming out with our own innovations.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

I only want little things like wallpaper/themes and the ability to rip/transfer my music to listen in game. Running around with Second Son Neon abilty to Chvrches or lighting up aliens in Destiny to AC/DC would be epic. And before you suggest listening to music while playing via a sterio/generic mp3 playing device, it isn't the same as it clashes with in game sounds rather than playing alongside them.

jttwister9
jttwister9

So a long list of things that xbox 360 has had since the beginning 

Zacmaccraken
Zacmaccraken

NO! Im ONLY interested in LASTING SERVERS SONY!!!!!!!! I'm looking at almost every ps3 exclusive title that you KILLED early... White Knight Chro. 1&2........ MAG..........GT5............SOCOM.........MOTORSTORM........MGS4..............

madmatt2013
madmatt2013

Why cant we all just be friends...... lol jk xbox one sucks

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

Seriously...how the hell could the Sony fans live without these features???
Just kidding :-)

DVONvX
DVONvX

just come to x1 and you'll have all those features!

youngzen69
youngzen69

Advanced match making system, how would that work exactly? Sony don't you think that its important to inform the people doing the survey about the implementation process so that they can make a informed decision? Last thing that we need is people doing surveys that will effect all PS4 owners with no clue as to what they are actually voting on. 

cblanco718
cblanco718

@chrisx2k3  - Kind like how its taken Ms how many years to get blu ray?? or how many years for Halo to finally get dedicated servers? 

wdma
wdma

@chrisx2k3  How was that innovative DVD 8 years ago? yeah didn't work well now pay Sony royalties and use Blu-ray discs sucker 

tom2750
tom2750

@chrisx2k3  news flash some of these features they are asking if people want to be on the PS4 were on the PS3 so no it doesn't take over 8 years since the PS3 has them and the PS3 overall had more and better features then the 360 heck the 360 didn't even have something so important but so simple an internet browser until years after the PS3 did also the 360 exclusive line up is pathetic compared to the PS3 exclusive line up also the PS4 has more of these simple features then the Xbox done

Gblazer01
Gblazer01

@cboye18  Though it would be convenient, majority of PS4 users have, or have had, a PS3. It wouldn't be necessary in light of this.


Also, backward compatibility will be an issue of the past due to Playstation Now - if it accomplishes what it's aimed to do.

Gblazer01
Gblazer01

@Zacmaccraken  I understand where you're coming from but they did that for a valid reason: it was no longer viable to keep those servers running. It costs money to keep servers going, and honestly, though those games are great, not many people played them - or at least enough to constitute their servers running. It become an unnecessary expense, and to keep them [servers] running would've been an act of pity and grace.

poopoohed
poopoohed

@DVONvX

...along with a slower gpu, less ram, a camera nobody asked for, and that god awful design lol.

Ensabuhnur
Ensabuhnur

@tom2750 @chrisx2k3  you do not really believe this tripe do you bud? The PS3 never had more features than 360 it was playing catch up from day one - and it never matched the functions.  I got both at launch and the ps3 to this day still struggles with something simple like maintaining connection to wifi - in fact it nor the ps4 nor the vita or psp even support 5ghz networks -something the 360 has since the elite.  Wait even more fun, who had streaming 1st - thats right 360, dlna - oh yeah 360. indies - 360.  Stop sounding stupid I cant take it - at least get facts and while your at it - thank Microsoft for adding actual multi-function oses to game systems as well as internet play and HDD - they been doing it since the Dreamcast you just learning about it.  


BTW the browser on the ps3 and ps4 is crap - be honest you know it as well as everyone else.   I rather use my phone than either to browse anything with that disjointed zoom function they use.

Ensabuhnur
Ensabuhnur

@cblanco718 @jttwister9  umm blueray really - kinda like internet access, hard drives and an actual operating system since Dreamcast and OG Xbox set the standard on those. Buy a couple of systems kids or at least read the history 1st.. Blueray is hardly a big deal compared to those 3 additions - you still need to install to HDD because the read time is so suck on BR disc.  So say thanks to your friends at Microsoft.... you are welcome.

DVONvX
DVONvX

@poopoohed @DVONvX  yikes. I guess thats why x1 currently has the best (and highest rated) games and why sony has a survey where literally everything listed is already available on x1. But please....do continue : P

cblanco718
cblanco718

@poopoohed @DVONvX  - but hey, at least they got the pizza hut app lol... even if it is behind a paywall.... kinda like all of their features.

tom2750
tom2750

t@LiquidGold @poopoohed  the PS3 had many of these features as well oh and the Xbox one in 2013 got a blu ray player a PS3 feature from 2006  which is more important then all the little features the 360 had which PS3 had most of anyway haha Xbox 360 didn't even get an internet browser until years after the PS3 something so important yet so simple and it took them years and years to get it SAD

sgtpepper1806
sgtpepper1806

@cblanco718 @Ensabuhnur @jttwister9  Microsoft is using it now because the discs hold more memory. Not for any other reason. Also, considering how blu-ray still hasn't taken off 10 years later (what with the advent of Netflix). I'm happy that I've had many happy memories in party chat with the people i care about talking to. I had more fun conspiring with my posse in Red Dead than i had in all of MGS4.

cblanco718
cblanco718

@Ensabuhnur @cblanco718 @jttwister9  - yes, bluray is a big deal.. If you dont think so, why is MS using it now? Why not continue to use DVD? Why did MGS4 never make it to the 360? Trust me, I know my history, I've had pretty much every system since the Atari 2600.