A survey that Sony have sent out to various PS4 owners was posted on vxgnetwork today, giving us a hint at some of the features they are thinking of adding in.
It seems that now Microsoft are bringing in their new reputation system for the Xbox One, which looks at punishing players who are consistently reported as being disruptive and rewarding friendlier ones, Sony are now thinking of doing the same thing. Making the online interaction with other players as friendly and enjoyable as possible is something that a lot of multiplayer developers are looking at improving at the moment, so seeing Sony also take an interest in this is no real surprise. Another popular feature that Sony seem to be taking an interest in is advanced matchmaking and skill levels. Games such as League of Legends make good use of the skill level match-ups and even Titanfall has recently been updated to work in a similar way so to see that system built into a console itself could prove really interesting.
The online aspects of the PS4 at launch were hailed as being a great improvement to that of the PS3, though there is still further room for improvement and again Sony appear to be looking at addressing these issues. The survey asks for interest in being able to change your own Playstation username, a feature that Microsoft have always used but Sony have so far steered away from. Also mentioned in the survey is the ability to talk to your friends and join party chats across the PS4, PS3 and PSVita, as well as expanding the current party chat limit of 8 players.
There has yet to be any confirmation from Sony on whether these features are actively being worked on or any timescale for when we might see them implemented. The fact though that Sony have some interest in these things and are looking for feedback from the community is promising news.
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