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New PS4 Social Features Being Tested Out On Survey Takers

By Jon Ireson in News

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The Sony PlayStation 4 has been getting some new and upcoming features debuted for it lately in the public. However, word is that Sony are now taking a look at testing out the opinions of users in regard to enhanced options for the PlayStation Network, PS4, and other Sony products overall. The main focus here is with changing the way users can interact. These social-centric features are pitched to potential survey takers with the implication that Sony could be gearing up for an upgrade to the PS4’s social ecosystem which has been a strong backbone for it already generating lots of user-generated content including photos, Twitter tweets, videos, livestreams, Facebook posts, and more. Take a look at some of the survey’s content below:

  • Player Reputation system based on a user rating system
  • Advanced matchmaking system (to help pair you with players at your skill level or player preference)
  • Ability to chat across PlayStation Platforms (i.e., with PS3 or PS Vita users)
  • Ability to change your PlayStation username
  • Ability to be invisible: see who is online without broadcasting the fact that you are online
  • Ability to party chat with more than 8 people at a time
  • Synchronization of messages across platforms, so that PS3/PS Vita messages all appear on PS4 and vice versa
  • On-screen notifications when your friends come online

Survey takers are asked to rate each feature’s importance to them (to determine which features are most in demand by the community) on a scale of Very appealing to Very unappealing. That being said, we shouldn’t go expecting every one of these features to come into fruition – but rather now that this survey has been leaked gamers should become vocal about one or two features they find the most important to them and attempt to get a community rallied behind Sony for positive reinforcement (read: no trolling / entitlement please). Personally, I could really go for having more than 8 people in a party at a time but only if press-to-talk was implemented and people can be mature on the PS4 voice chat service.

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[Some Info Sourced: anonymous PSN member via VGXNetwork]

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