Well I can tell you for a fact sony doesn't care. I've been part of sony forums for a long time. Not once have they every listened to its fans here. Only as it may pertain to fixes for a game. Anything else, sony turns a blind eye. Whats ironic now is that we had this debate years ago and verified sony doesn't care.
Thats why people like myself and others state sony is clueless when it comes to its customer base. Just watch and learn, you will see many things go against the popular vote of the community, games and their direction, features, etc...It happened to us and will happen to you. The sad part for you now is your being forced to pay for online which makes it worse for your generation.
i can promise you i've been around here longer. my date over there is my 2nd account. i was a GAP member, if that means anything to you.
on the ps3, they very well did add things we asked for. a few of the ideas came straight from the blog.share. the ps3, at launch, was not the same console we have now. hell, they even gave us a 3D blu-ray player for free through an update. which, at the time, were going for $1000+ in stores.
the problem i've seen over the years has gotten a lot worse. the problem is called "entitlement". no company is obligated to ever add things or update anything. in the advent of "updating" over the last 15 years, people have come to expect companies to keep supporting older hardware/software, *but* they don't have to, at all. they do it to stay competitive, and i'm glad for it, but there has to be a balance between what they can actually do, while still staying in profit, versus what we want. they will, and have, tried to please us many times in the past, but there just really is no pleasing some people.
most of the time, we want things that are, either, too costly, almost impossible, or just downright silly. these companies have to take requests as they come, decide if it will be worth the engineering, build it, test it, fix whatever bugs/glitches they find during testing, then finally release it out to us. it is not an easy process, but a lot of people just think someone snaps their fingers and it happens. sorry, business does not run that way.
cross-game chat is a perfect example. people asked for it for a long time. sony said a couple times along the way they were trying to get it to work. then 2 years ago, they finally came out & said it can't be done because of RAM limitations on the ps3. yet, we still have people come here everyday asking for it, not as much, but they still ask. people see a "feature" on another device and they "expect" it on their device. again, not how it works.
it seems like it would'nt be a problem, right? i mean, hell, the 360 was able to do it, why couldn't the ps3? because they're not the SAME consoles. they were/are built differently, using different HW and different OSs, from 2 very different companies in ideology and direction.
sony is a business. they are not out to hold our hands and give us everything we want. they are in it to make money, that's it. people like you need to decide whether what they offer is worth it to you, or find another product, and company, that will.
Last gen is irrelevant, right now Xbox has mroe games and more announced like Quantum break, Project spark, titanfall, Forza, Dead rising, Susnet overdrive.
Thank you for telling me about something I already knew. Sony is slow, except it. I love PlayStation 100 times more than Xbox but Xbox has been getting monthly updates lately and Microsft is saying, "this is what we are doing, and we expect it to launch around this time". While Sony is like, (4 months after launch) "Hey! This is are first Big update and it is coming out some time in April." (a headset update is not a big update). I'm tired of hardly ever getting updated and waiting a long time for a few new features and maybe getting the bugs fixed for the current FW, and I'm not alone. But I guess we will see if this Big update brings more than expected, hopefully.
Well if you think that you can make it happen any faster then by all means get off you lazy butt go down to Sony Worldwide Headquarters and show then how to get the code written so that they can release the Updates for every feature everyone wants including your childrens childrens children.
If you are not able to do that then you need to **bleep** and sit down beuase your time to speak has come to an end you getting all upset and angry over when an update comes out will NOT make it come out any faster
If that was the way it worked, I would gladly do that. You're done. S.t.f.u. You randle.