PS4 4.0 firmware could allow PSN name changes and add PS1/2 classics
So, for a long time now, there were some features that were requested a lot of times, by lots of people, and that was being able to change your PSN name. Well good news! Apparently, Sony has heard you and is considering implementing the feature in the new 4.0 firmware for the PS4.
According to a NeoGAF post, some users have received an invite-only survey asking what they would like to have in the next big firmware update, 4.0, and listed in the survey were these features:
– Notifications when friends come online
– PS2 classics
– PS1 classics
– ‘Appear offline’ mode
– Hide / completely remove items from library (e.g. demos)
– Delete items from your library
– Filtering options in game libraries (e.g. installed only, download only, genre)
– Download avatars on PS4
– Custom backgrounds
– Store wish list
– Increase max no. of people in a party
– Change PSN ID
So, wow, while it is not certain that all of these features will be carried into the firmware, it is interesting to see a list of what Sony’s considering for their next big update. For example, the ‘Appear offline’ mode and being able to delete items from the library, are really good ones. But I think having an increase in the max number of people in a party and being able to change your PSN ID is what’s going to make people cherish here, and wait for the new firmware to arrive.
Having PS1/2 classics is also a strong one, which due to not being able to emulate those consoles, Sony has taken the approach of letting you have the ones from the PS3 days on the PSN, in the form of classics. So it’s not true backwards compability, but it’s somewhat close.
Another thing that is also asked is when do you think the firmware is going to be released, giving you options going from the end of the year of 2015, up until 2017 or later.
So there’s that. What do you guys think about it? What features of those listed above would you want in firmware 4.0? Comment below!
Source via gamesradar.com