So im a PS3 fanboy who recently switched from xbox and i noticed there was no.... Party chat, or even cross game chat with a single person. Im sure im not the only one who wants to see something like this come to PS3 because we truthfully need it and i cant think of a reason why sony wouldnt add this in the system already seeming as how xbox has had it for quite some time i honestly feel like they are just ignoring what the people actually want. anyways give me your thoughts on things you want to see on the ps3 in the near future.
So the game that's running is using nearly all the PS3's memory (RAM), leaving just barely enough to also run the in-game XMB. Sony cannot change the memory they have already allocated for themselves (in-game XMB) and the developers (game).
The only hope would be to shrink the in-game XMB's memory resource enough to have room for XGC (cross game chat). And as I'm sure you know, the XMB isn't bloated software. There's not really anything they can remove to shrink it enough.
They have (in the past) shrunk the in-game XMB slightly, but have (unfortunately) given the extra memory to...wait for it...the developers. So next generation we're likely to see XGC, as well as on the Vita.
Sorry, it's just not possible. They've given all the PS3's memory away to the developers. What little memory that's left is being used by the in-game XMB. If it were possible, I'm sure it would have be implemented by now, at least for PS Plus members. It could have been possible, but the moment Sony allocated the memory for the developers, that window of opportunity closed. Once that memory is given/allocated for the developers, they can't take it back.
Yes, if they added more memory to the PS3 they would be able to add support for cross game chat (among other things). Although, if I were Sony, I would give the extra memory to the developers (once again). The developers would have far more use for the added memory. But is it really worth buying a new PS3 for? Do you really think the millions of PS3 owners would be happy having to repurchase a new PS3 console? I know I wouldn't.
There's no sense in making a new model just for one feature. Also, it really wouldn't be cross game chat unless every PS3 was capable of using it. If the majority of users have an older PS3 model without cross game chat, then the feature is useless to you since you'd have no one to use it with. It would only be of any use to you if you, and the other users (re)purchased the new PS3 model. So it would only target a very small percentage of PS3 owners, thus making the feature not only costly for the consumer, but a lousy implementation of the feature since it would have limited use. This would only further upset the PS3 community and the users who actually repurchased a PS3 for this feature alone would be upset because they can only use it with people who have the new PS3 model.
So I don't think launching a new PS3 model for cross game chat is going to make people want to repurchase the PS3. It's not just the added cost, it's mainly the lack of use (very limited use). I could just imagine users having to question all their PSN friends asking, "Do you have the new PS3 model, the cross game chat PS3?" and virtually all of their friends will reply, "No." Well then, I guess I can't use my snazzy new cross game chat feature with any of my friends, and here I spent $300 on a new PS3 for a feature I can't even use! Thanks Sony!
If Sony were to add more RAM to one of the early PS3 models shortly after launch, then it would be acceptable; but after 6 years? No way!
It's codenamed the Orbis, that will not be the release name. It an internal name which engineers refer to it as. It will likely be known to us as the PlayStation 4. Unless Sony wants to kill the name/brand they worked so hard to build by calling it something else. My money is on PlayStation 4. But they could (however unlikely) call it something else other than four (4). I think it will be announced some time in 2013-2014 and released no later than 2015. More than likely during their E3 press conference they'll officially unveil it. We're likely to hear some information about it before E3, but the most informative unveil information and possibly even a tech demo will likely be shared during their E3 press conference.
I'm just curious which processor they are going to use, they invested so much time and money into their Cell Broadband Engine Architecture, but they might have to throw all that time and money away because it's too difficult for developers to actually take full advantage of. Which is why there are so many poorly ported third party games on the PS3. But they have gotten a bit better the past few years. But they are still nowhere close to the quality the PS3 could potentially have. Compare first party titles to third party titles, you'll see a massive difference. I also love the fact that the SPEs can handle GPU tasks. Kudos to Sony engineers! It's a shame most developers didn't take fully advantage of your hardware