Sony’s Massive PS4 FAQ Has Lots of Details

#201 Edited by Video_Game_King (35992 posts) -

Will I be able to turn off the wireless controller without a system prompt or without removing the batteries?

#202 Edited by Amafi (526 posts) -

@budwyzer said:

The one big difference that was between the PS3 and the 360, but no one mentions it.

Can PS3 and PS4 users voice chat, or video chat together?

PS3 and PS4 users will be able to communicate with each other use text messages, but not video or voice chat.

This one also seems like it could be a big deal. While the Xbone may be locked to 720p for a lot of games, the online party-chat element is what brought so many people to the platform in the first place.

How can Sony just ignore that?

What? PS4 users can voice chat with other PS4 users and Vita users, but not with PS3 users. Considering this is fairly late in PS3s life cycle I imagine it won't be a huge deal.

#203 Posted by Marokai (2805 posts) -

@nekusakuraba said:

Wait, so PS4 games will be region locked? That fucking sucks, I loved the region free aspect on the PS3.

Region-locking on the Ps4 works no differently than it does on the Ps3.

#204 Edited by sonicrift (293 posts) -

This September, for the first time, I loaded my PS3 with MP3s so I wouldn't have to listen to the crap rock included with NHL 14. The music just plays between gameplay and on menus, and I was really happy with it. No longer.

#205 Edited by ProfessorEss (7280 posts) -

@video_game_king said:

Will I be able to turn off the wireless controller without a system prompt or without removing the batteries?

Just curious: Why?

Bonus question: How are you removing your batteries from your PS3 controller?

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#206 Posted by Video_Game_King (35992 posts) -
#207 Edited by ProfessorEss (7280 posts) -

@video_game_king said:

@professoress:

Because it's a pet peeve of mine for this generation.

Simple.

Fair enough.

Too be honest, I'm kind of a fan of the 360 battery pop. Makes me feel like a hackster.

It's like the softcore version of "turning off your system while this symbol is on screen".

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#208 Posted by Grognard66 (62 posts) -

I'm waiting for Kaz Hirai to tell me there's no CD/MP3/DLNA support because those are all last gen technology.

#209 Posted by QforQ (33 posts) -

That sucks. My PS3 is basically my streaming machine, since it streams movies from my PC in HD. Bummer that PS4 won't work :(

#211 Edited by Berserk007 (203 posts) -

I canceled mine due to the watchdog bundle issue, complained mildly and got $100 credit from amazon. Still Disappointed but after this list (particularly steaming capabilities) I am feeling more like just waiting on buying anything to see if they are any major hardware problems (rrod, etc)

#212 Posted by rockman10 (50 posts) -

I heard they were missing pause and resume feature too.. that seems kinda crazy considering it is a pretty deep feature in the OS.

Oh by the way, I am not sure about Win7 but Win8 has a "playto device" feature that allows video streaming to 360, I wonder if that will just hook up with the Xbox One?

#213 Posted by FuriousJodo (115 posts) -

I heard they were missing pause and resume feature too.. that seems kinda crazy considering it is a pretty deep feature in the OS.

Oh by the way, I am not sure about Win7 but Win8 has a "playto device" feature that allows video streaming to 360, I wonder if that will just hook up with the Xbox One?

That's DLNA stuff - they haven't said anything officially but I would be surprised if the One doesn't support it in much the same way the 360 does. (Though I'm pretty amazed the PS4 doesn't when the PS3 does so who knows what could happen)

#215 Posted by crithon (3075 posts) -

so basically each week there's a new update on the PS4 until it's playing what the promised, this ought to make video game blogging amusing

#216 Edited by PandaShake (382 posts) -

The PS4 system does not support client functionality* for media servers.

*We appreciate your feedback and are exploring possibilities.

Well, hopefully they add it in the future. It seems like the ps3 didn't launch with such support until a later patch too. I'll have my ps3 remain hooked up for now, seems simple enough. Gives me a reason to play my back catalogue of ps3 games too.

#217 Posted by KittyVonDoom (445 posts) -

Spotify/phone support pls.

#218 Edited by aspaceinvader (256 posts) -

Sony sure do know how to mess their fan base about. Seems they are just giving you a games console with less features than the current generation of console. They could do a u-turn on those features but i guess there will have to be a few major updates.

Why do you have to download the dvd/blu-ray play back feature on day one, should this not be as standard straight out of the box?

#219 Posted by thefeta (40 posts) -

@markjw: Pretty much nailed that...

#220 Posted by darkdragonmage99 (740 posts) -

So this means no music while I play online shooters why the fuck

#221 Edited by GrumpyBob (23 posts) -

I thought Playstation players wanted a game system ONLY..?

#222 Posted by corgorav (220 posts) -

Interesting indeed...

Also, MUH CEEDEES!!!

#223 Posted by Glottery (1107 posts) -

The worst part about this for me is that I can't change my PSN name. I picked it out like 7 years ago and I HATE IT but I have too many purchases tied to it. Xbox has had this fixed for years, COME ON SONY.

Maaan, they won't change that still? Fuck that. I would happily create a new PSN profile, if I also wouldn't have the trouble of having PS+ and bunch of money tied to my current account...

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