I have an idea for something that you can add to the PS4. Think about how man individuals want/do create good video games, and how hard it is to share your amazing creations. As of now, the only way to make a game is with a PC, and it's difficult for individuals to create games to share with other people, let alone share with those on consoles. If the PS4 comes with an on-board Dev-Kit, you could easily steal customers from Microsoft, Nintendo, and maybe even some PC users!
So you think it'd be difficult to make games using a PS4? Not necessarily. The key to easy use is Media Molecule. They've developed some amazing things that you could use to make it easy to create your own 3D models/environments/skeletons/animations and an easy way to program! In LittleBigPlanet 2, when you create your own map, you have access to items that allow easy 3 dimensional programming! So the programming wouldn't be too difficult on the PlayStation.
That wasn't the major challenge, however. That was a minor one. The key issue is creating a program that allows you to create 3D models and animations using your console. That, however, is also overcome by Media Molecule. Last night during PlayStation's Live Stream, Media Molecule showed off their unique use of the PS Move to create 3D models. Boom, problem solved once again to Media Molecule. It would also be easy to use the PS Move to create skeleton rigs for animations.
The final problem presented is custom textures. This can once again be overcome with the PS Move. All you would need is a program like Gimp or Photoshop that will allow you to use your Move controller to paint on a canvas, then apply that texture to your 3D models! Not too difficult, actually.
Now, why would people want to do this on a console when you can do this on a PC? Well, the problem with PC is it can be very difficult to share your games (especially 3D games) with other people, and then only PC users can access it if they're even looking for it. If you create a central HUB for the PlayStation where people can upload their games that they made on their console, then people can easily share their creations with everyone on a PlayStation, and it would also be very easy for other people to find and download your work to play it, not to mention that you could play other people's games.
One final feature that's not as important, but would be really cool, would be the ability to drag-and-drop 3D models/characters/programming from your favorite games into your Workshop to make your own game using professional's models. I know there'd be some copyright trouble, so I won't demand that to go with it.
I think that most people who play games would also like to play them, and a lot of the time they don't have the resources to do so. If the PlayStation comes with a Dev-Kit, it will draw those who are on other consoles over to them because it offers something that they want that only PlayStation could offer. I know a lot of people might not want it, but I think a lot of people would love the ability to make their own games on a console and share them with the world. Just because some people don't want it doesn't mean it shouldn't come with it, they just don't have to use it.
Anyone agree with me or have some idea to tweak my own? Come on people, lets get Sony to really do this! One of the points Sony made when talking about the PlayStation is to make it easy for small game developers to make games for their console, what better way to address the minority than this?
Well, I watched the live stream on my ipad and on IGN. It stuttered at times, but other than that it wasn't bad. The presentaion itself was good. In fact it was better than Sony's 2012 E3 press conferance. Although, it was a bit boring at times and in all honesty I could have used more detail about the PS4.
Because of that, as a consumer I can't quite get too excited over the PS4. Yes, the system looks to improve on the PS3 in every way. Yes, the games shown all look good and the system itself looks powerful. And yes the controller and newtwork look good. But, the presentation was short on a few key details for me. 1) We never got to see the actual system. I mean, WTH does it look like? 2) The release date was too vague. I mean when in November is the PS4 going to be released? 3) No Price and no confirmation about what will be included in the system bundle. I'm just hoping it's not going to be as much as the PS3 was at launch. Because Sony CAN'T charge $600 again, they just can't. 4) Finally, The Playstation cloud service in respect to older PS games was not quite explained. I mean if I own digital copies of PS1, PS2 or even PS3 games, does that mean I don't ( or do) have to pay for them again just for cloud? Anyway, I probably will get the PS4, but it's too early to get excited over it. And we need more details about it before any of us can plan to buy it this year. Hopefully, Sony will tell us more at E3 2013. We'll see....
Some news apparently just out, the PS4 will not support use of the DS3 but will support the use of the current Move controller!
Loved the presentation, though UStream should get some more bandwidth. Loved the announcement, and the great ideas. Especially live streaming. This will definitly be a purchase for me in 2013 or 2014.
Can't wait for an actual reveal of it, perhaps at E3?
I'm wondering how many people now would be fine with a WWII shooter over a modern/futuristic one now (less so the latter but more so the former because of CoD, BF and MoH to a lesser extent)? Go for the proper scale (infantry, tank, naval and aerial battles on a single map) and I think it would be great.
With the specs, I think Sony probably could hand of MAG to the SOE team that worked on Planetside since they can work with the scale (being used to it) but keep the MAG flavor. That would probably be the best bet if they want to keep it in house unless they start up a new team/studio or use a new one as 2nd party to see how it goes.
If Sony actually did this, and rebooted the MAG franchise, it would be a first day buy for me!
So i have an important question. It's important because i have six siblings. Will the PS4 be able to support multiple PSN accounts. Im unsure if the PS3 could do this because i dont have one. Soooo....just wondering if anyone knows
The PS3 has multi-user support.