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New PS4 Social Features Being Tested Out On Survey Takers

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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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Playstation 4 Cross- Game Voice Chat will support up to 8 Players

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A few months ago Sony confirmed that Party chat, a feature that was missing on the PS3, will in fact be featured on the PS4. Now Sid Shuman, Sony Computer Entertainment’s Social Media manager has confirmed on the PlayStation Blog, that the PlayStation 4 will support up to 8 Players in cross-game party chat. PlayStation Plus will be required for gamers to play online multiplayer in certain games (the ones that aren’t free-to-play model or holding similar policies with PSN access*).

*Cross-Game Chat will work even for non-PlayStation Plus members though, according to Sony at this point in time.

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Wii U Soon to Video Chat with Mobile Devices, Some Features In-Game

Nintendo has announced the expansion of its web conference and mobile video chat features. Instead of just using the video chat available in the Mii Verse app, users of the Wii U will now be able to experience video in their games as well with a social twist. Beyond that, Wii U owners now get multiple-person video conferencing features for their system allowing them to talk with more than one person at a time in realtime video and audio calls. But perhaps the most exciting addition for Wii gamers will be the ability to chat in live video with mobile devices.

It is currently unclear which of these features work in-game and which don’t, however it has been confirmed by Satoru Iwata that some of the features being added will work in-game.

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