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Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by TmP_stryk, Nov 13, 2006.
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There are firmware updates for a reason. It is an issue for current online games, but newer games can just use the newer libraries and it would take care of the problem completely. And even then, older games can just release a patch.
i put this in the wrong section - didnt notice till now
nywho -- found this interesting...makes sense.....
"Sorry but a "firmware update" isn't a magic genie that answers all hopes and prayers. There is just so much that can be done with "updates". If the inherent structure isn't there (and it isn't with the PS3's online), no amount of firmware updates are going to matter one bit.
Fact is...as more and more developers start to come up with their own "friend systems", you are going to see a more scattered and convuluted online experience with the PS3.
The PS3 will never EVER come anywhere near as good as the 360 (or XBOX) in terms of online play.
And that is HUGE.
A firmware update can change the way the PS3 works. Who says they can't change the network itself? Its not that hard. The only problem is that the developers weren't kept informed on the status with the online with PS3. Games can always be patched to use new features. And the PS3 is very modular as was the PSP. It is easy to change alot of things with firmware. Developers won't need to do anything with friend systems if Sony gets off their asses and makes their own unified Friend system. Developers can then patch it into their games later. But then again, this is all up to Sony. I'd say that if they don't fix this issue soon though, it WILL be bad for the online. As it is, it can be fixed.
I hope they can fix it... Competing with live will be a tough task, and this certaintly isnt good news..
Live is nice, and I hope they do fix it. Not being able to communicate in-game other than spewing invites to people kinda ruins any sense of community. But it is possible for them to fix, its just a matter of when and if its a big enough issue for them to worry about it.. They do have a unified login system, which is good, but if it doesn't serve any purpose other than being the only username you have to use, such as friend lists and leaderboards and such, it doesn't feel very community inspired.
if they were smart, for times sake they'd outsource this problem to someone else to fix, like xfire or someone who already has an online "connect to the game your friend is playing" system.
That would be kinda neat to be on your PC and see that one of your friends is playing PS3.
Ya, I was hoping they'd go for Xfire for a while. But from what I've read, they (Sony) already have their friends list software done, but the developers weren't kept informed enough so many in-development games are using outdated libraries. Its going to be an issue unless the devs decide to change it or release a patch. Sony should have put the online in a higher priority than what they have been doing.
Edit - Found the quote.