4 Xbox One features that the PS4 needs

I’ve recently procured myself a PS4 – and I’m loving the console. In general, it’s a fantastic machine. I’d never say that I prefer it to the Xbox One, but at the same time, I wouldn’t say that the Xbox One is any better. They’re two very different machines, giving two differing gaming experiences. That being said, I do feel that there are four features from the Xbox One that the PS4 would benefit from. They might be small features, but sometimes it’s the little things that add up.

Custom backgrounds

I’m a massive fan of customisation. I like being able to make something my own; to put my own stamp on it, if you will. Sure, there are some themes to choose form in the PlayStation store – but they’re not great. On the Xbox One you can upload your own custom backgrounds, as well as use screenshots you’ve taken from games and Achievement art too. Something similar on the PS4 would be great, just to make the console a little more unique to me. I’m sure that change will come soon enough, though.

Backwards compatibility (ish)

Sony does have a few ways for you to play old PlayStation games, with the main method being the streaming service, PlayStation Now. This isn’t a cheap service, however, and it also relies quite heavily on a strong and consistent internet connection. Sony have been working on a PS2 emulator on the PS4, with a few older games now available to buy and play. However, PS3 backwards compatibility is slightly more elusive. It’s looking like this won’t be happening, at least any time soon. Perhaps it’s because of the amount of work it would require to build a PS3 emulator to work with the PS4, or perhaps it’s because they want to try out the popularity of PS Now first, who knows. Either way, backwards compatibility more along the lines of the Xbox One would be a welcomed addition (in both mine and many gamer’s books!).

EA Access

I guess that EA Access isn’t necessarily a feature, at least not one which Microsoft has intentionally implemented on their own console. It is one that they’ve partnered with EA to create, though, and it’s a really great service. EA Access gives you access to a number of great EA games, for free. From Peggle 2 to NHL 16, EA are constantly updating the ‘Vault’ with great free games to play. I say free, there is a £19.99 yearly subscription to pay. But, when you consider that a second-hand copy of NHL 16 would probably set you back £20 (in the UK, at least), it’s definitely worth the money. EA Access on the PS4 would be great, for me particularly, because there’s a number of EA games that I’d like to play with my PS4 buddies, which I’m not willing to pay full price for.

Achievement scoreboard / more friend competition in general.

One thing that Microsoft do very well is creating a sense of competition within the community. There’s a live scoreboard of Achievements, which updates whenever people unlock more gamerscore. You can compare your gamerscore increase with others, to see how you’re doing against your friends. You can also compare games to see if you’ve completed a higher percentage of a game than your friends, or if you’ve got more kills, for instance. That sense of competition is great, and it quite often drives me to picking up a game again, to see if I can best a buddy.

So there are a few features from the Xbox One that I’d like to see on my PS4. How about you? Is there anything you’d like your PS4 to be able to do, whether it’s already a feature of the Xbox One, or if it’s something completely from left field – let me know in the comments below!

  • jacksjus

    From the looks of the worldwide sells gap the PS4 doesn’t need a damn thing that the XOne has.

    Change the title to the thugs YOU would like to see on the PS4. There fixed that for you.

    Smdh!

    • PinkCrocodile75

      It’s “sales” not sells.

      Are you incapable of using the english language

      • jacksjus

        No but I do know that “english” should be spelled with a capital letter. Smdh!

        A dumb ass trying to call out another dumbass. Lol!

        • PinkCrocodile75

          Lol, so my grammar typo is the same as being unable to spell the word “sales”.

          Well that seems fair.

          At least I own my mistakes, so, here it is.

          EVERYBODY, I forgot to put a capital at the beginning of the word English in one of my posts. So sorry.

          Ok now that I’ve handled that, why don’t you tell everybody in this thread that you’re a fuckwit that thinks the word “sells” is the same as the word “sales” in your posts.

          • jacksjus

            Sells is a verb, and sales is a noun. What you never considered was what auto-correct on my phone put in place. I don’t get paid to write comments on the web so I can give a damn about spell check.

            However when you want to talk shit just make sure you don’t make an ass of yourself in the process.

            Go ahead because I know you’re mad. I would be to if I pulled the same dumb shit that you just did.

          • PinkCrocodile75

            Hmm, you started this by being a dismissive arsehole.

            I realised the only way to get through to you was to use the same language as you and call a cunt, a cunt.

            So you have to be a child if you think that A) 40 is old and B) that anyone other that chubby man boy has a worthy opinion.

            See I didn’t ask you if your balls had dropped yet. That would have been rude

          • Jonathan Crow

            Actually, you pretentious half-wit. He was expressing his opinion when you decided to be a cunt and attack him for a fairly easy typing error. Stop trying to play this as though you’re a victim, when you are the fucktard that decided to attack someone for no more reason than a typo. Especially given you couldn’t even get your own grammar right. Now fuck off with your embarassing idiocy.

  • jacksjus

    From the looks of the worldwide sells gap the PS4 doesn’t need a damn thing that the XOne has.

    Change the title to the thugs YOU would like to see on the PS4. There fixed that for you.

    Smdh!

    • PinkCrocodile75

      It’s “sales” not sells.

      Are you incapable of using the english language

      • jacksjus

        No but I do know that “english” should be spelled with a capital letter. Smdh!

        A dumb ass trying to call out another dumbass. Lol!

        • PinkCrocodile75

          Lol, so my grammar typo is the same as being unable to spell the word “sales”.

          Well that seems fair.

          At least I own my mistakes, so, here it is.

          EVERYBODY, I forgot to put a capital at the beginning of the word English in one of my posts. So sorry.

          Ok now that I’ve handled that, why don’t you tell everybody in this thread that you’re a fuckwit that thinks the word “sells” is the same as the word “sales” in your posts.

          • jacksjus

            Sells is a verb, and sales is a noun. What you never considered was what auto-correct on my phone put in place. I don’t get paid to write comments on the web so I can give a damn about spell check.

            However when you want to talk shit just make sure you don’t make an ass of yourself in the process.

            Go ahead because I know you’re mad. I would be to if I pulled the same dumb shit that you just did.

          • PinkCrocodile75

            Hmm, you started this by being a dismissive arsehole.

            I realised the only way to get through to you was to use the same language as you and call a cunt, a cunt.

            So you have to be a child if you think that A) 40 is old and B) that anyone other that chubby man boy has a worthy opinion.

            See I didn’t ask you if your balls had dropped yet. That would have been rude

          • Jonathan Crow

            Actually, you pretentious half-wit. He was expressing his opinion when you decided to be a cunt and attack him for a fairly easy typing error. Stop trying to play this as though you’re a victim, when you are the fucktard that decided to attack someone for no more reason than a typo. Especially given you couldn’t even get your own grammar right. Now fuck off with your embarassing idiocy.

  • Novacell

    Why not just buy a Xbox!

  • Novacell

    Why not just buy a Xbox!

  • Orko

    Forget PS3 BC on PS4 due to cell complexities, but AT LEAST give us digital PS1 classics cross buy on PS4. Digital PS1 classics are presently cross buy on EVERY Playstation system capable of connecting to PSN (that’s PSP, Vita, and PS3) EXCEPT for the newest most powerful PS4.

    Why is that?

  • Orko

    Forget PS3 BC on PS4 due to cell complexities, but AT LEAST give us digital PS1 classics cross buy on PS4. Digital PS1 classics are presently cross buy on EVERY Playstation system capable of connecting to PSN (that’s PSP, Vita, and PS3) EXCEPT for the newest most powerful PS4.

    Why is that?

  • Gabriel Serrano

    What about video conferencing, sony and oovoo have been promising us this feature and we have nothing. Ps3 had this feature early on, why is it so hard to implement this??

    • PinkCrocodile75

      It isn’t difficult at all. Sony need a kick in the nads

    • Mirimon

      That was true bc, able to play the actual old game and improve upon it. Atm only nintendo has true bc.

      You wont likely see ps3 games running on non ps3 hardware for another decade or two. Psnow actually uses ps3 hardware in the servers, thats how it is able to function.

  • Gabriel Serrano

    What about video conferencing, sony and oovoo have been promising us this feature and we have nothing. Ps3 had this feature early on, why is it so hard to implement this??

    • PinkCrocodile75

      It isn’t difficult at all. Sony need a kick in the nads

    • Mirimon

      That was true bc, able to play the actual old game and improve upon it. Atm only nintendo has true bc.

      You wont likely see ps3 games running on non ps3 hardware for another decade or two. Psnow actually uses ps3 hardware in the servers, thats how it is able to function.

  • Deathstalker83

    Take a PS4 & a Xbox One and inter weave them … problem solved lol

  • Deathstalker83

    Take a PS4 & a Xbox One and inter weave them … problem solved lol

  • Mirimon

    Er… the xb1 doesn’t have bc, its just a drm check…. thats not bc…

    • PinkCrocodile75

      DRM check? ok… then I am able to play a 360 game on the xbox one

      • Mirimon

        You aren’t playing from disc, or even from the original file. The physicl copy or proof of digital purchase unlocks access to download and install THEIR version of the game. Again, its just a drm check.

        • Gideon Dabi

          Semantics aside, I’m still able to put in a 360 disc and play it using my Elite Controller; something I can’t do on a PS4.

          • Mirimon

            Thats not semantics (look up a word before using it)and no, you are not playing from the disc…

          • Gideon Dabi

            You’re harping on the idea that it isn’t truly “backwards compatible” because – in your narrow view, only playing from the physical disc can constitute something as being backwards compatible (as opposed to a game from a previous OS and console being able to operate on its newer iteration). My point is that -effectively – it IS backwards compatibility because you’re able to play games from the previous generation on the latest console. Whether it’s using the physical disc only as DRM is immaterial. PS4 doesn’t offer this option. Therefore, yes, it’s a semantics argument in that your argument rests solely on the idea of backwards compatibility having to be played physically from the disc when – in reality – it doesn’t matter because the end result is the same.

  • Mirimon

    Er… the xb1 doesn’t have bc, its just a drm check…. thats not bc…

    • PinkCrocodile75

      DRM check? ok… then I am able to play a 360 game on the xbox one

      • Mirimon

        You aren’t playing from disc, or even from the original file. The physicl copy or proof of digital purchase unlocks access to download and install THEIR version of the game. Again, its just a drm check.

        • Gideon Dabi

          Semantics aside, I’m still able to put in a 360 disc and play it using my Elite Controller; something I can’t do on a PS4.

          • Mirimon

            Thats not semantics (look up a word before using it)and no, you are not playing from the disc…

          • Gideon Dabi

            You’re harping on the idea that it isn’t truly “backwards compatible” because – in your narrow view, only playing from the physical disc can constitute something as being backwards compatible (as opposed to a game from a previous OS and console being able to operate on its newer iteration). My point is that -effectively – it IS backwards compatibility because you’re able to play games from the previous generation on the latest console. Whether it’s using the physical disc only as DRM is immaterial. PS4 doesn’t offer this option. Therefore, yes, it’s a semantics argument in that your argument rests solely on the idea of backwards compatibility having to be played physically from the disc when – in reality – it doesn’t matter because the end result is the same.

  • Kris Crawford

    Not one thing would I like my ps4 to do that xbox does. It already does everything better

    • PinkCrocodile75

      Show me where the ps4 allows EA Access or does split screen snapping

  • Kris Crawford

    Not one thing would I like my ps4 to do that xbox does. It already does everything better

    • PinkCrocodile75

      Show me where the ps4 allows EA Access or does split screen snapping

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