PlayStation 4 Survey Hints at Name Changing, Reputation System, and More

A recent survey sent out by Sony to PlayStation users hints at the possibility of new upcoming features for the PlayStation 4 console.

As reported by VGXNetwork, the survey asked a series of questions about how appealing a feature would be if Sony included it in a future update. The features that were hinted included the ability to change your PSN name, which has been long requested ever since the PlayStation 3 launched in 2006.


According to the survey, Sony may also be adding a reputation system, a feature that Microsoft recently talked about on the Xbox One.

What possible features in the survey caught your interest?

  • James Mulhall

    I’ve had the worst name on PSN since I joined (you’ll never know :@). And I never wanted to create a new one since I had so many games bought on it and had a lot of trophies.

    • dieger


      • James Mulhall

        No, lol. I was part of a clan in GTA IV and I didn’t think the name would really mean much being new to online gaming and all, the clan had a horrible name, surprisingly not with any x’s or scopeszzz, etc.., but still a horrible name nonetheless.

        • KillzoneVII

          All this build-up and you’re really not going to tell us what it is? 🙁

          • James Mulhall

            THE_LEGEND_(insert nickname here that rhymes with gay). There you go, now its time for me to disappear from MP1st for a few months. *runs*

            • KillzoneVII

              Ah that’s not that bad, hell I was half expecting something like CoD_King_69 lmao

        • Tits McGee :p

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  • sd94

    The only things I wouldn’t mark as “very appealing” on there would be party chat with more than 8 people and notifications of people signing in. More than 8 people would just get chaotic, and with a 2000 person limit on the friend list I don’t need to be alerted every time someone signs on or off.

    • dpg70

      True, but it would be cool to be able to enable/disable notifications for specific users…or dare I dream, groups of users.

  • Katana67

    Good… I mispelled Mantelope in my tag…

    Just as long as it doesn’t come with a price of a “pound of flesh” like the 360 name change, I’m good.

  • TriPpKinGs

    Sounds like everything Xbox already has, Sony=Copycats

    • Celsius Sucks

      But there are things that Sony has that Microsoft doesn’t have. Did you say the same when Microsoft started to offer free games (with gold)? It’s actually a good thing thing that both companies copy each other to an extent that way there is less need to choose which is better for simple features such as name changes.

    • Nicholas

      Sony=trying to make PlayStation better
      microsoft=trying to [email protected]$! You in the [email protected]$

      • Zacflame

        I smell IGN on you…

        • Nicholas

          I smell microsoft on you

          • Zacflame

            I hate Microsoft.

    • Raymond Featherston

      I’m assuming you didn’t consider it copying when MS started to offer free games with gold? Oh or when they mimicked many of Son’t policies in their post E3 catastrophe?

    • Paul Caudell

      Let’s be honest, the 360 was an almost perfect system when it came to parties etc. They should just copy it.

  • KillzoneVII

    Just made a new PSN ID last week… :/
    I’ll gladly go back to my old one though and just re-play the games I’ve played in the last week on that one, as long as I can change my name.

  • George

    All of them are very appealing to me, I wish I got the survey so I could tell them. I hate when my friend is on for 10 minutes and I have been waiting for him because I’ll call him up and be like “Yo where are you?” and he’ll say I’ve been on for the past ten minutes retard lol.

  • Zacflame

    I might finally be able to be called Zacflame!

    • James Mulhall

      Hehehe, time to go onto my PS3 and make a new PSN called Zacflame. :j

      • James K

        Zacflame1–Complete shame.

      • Zacflame

        Look, you don’t have to do this…

  • M1ke Daddy

    Sometimes I just don’t wanna be bothered & just play alone so being able to show offline would be great same with alerts so I know when friends get on when I do wanna play with em
    but I really do hope in the next update we get sub folders to organise the dashboard.

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  • Tyler Durden

    This is good news.

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  • Robenter

    On screen notifications would be nice, especially since it’s already a feature on the PS3. Greater than 8 player chats would also be nice as the gang I play with regularly fill up an 8 player chat party.

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  • Benny Bar

    I wouldn’t mind a feature that once a disk has been inserted the license is valid for 24hrs even without the disk so there would be less switching disks

  • javynavarro137

    why not all of them?

  • I would like the option to change username, but not constantly… Maybe if you get the option to change it once or twice because otherwise it could get confusing!

    I would LOVE online friend notifications…

    Dont like the idea of advanced matchmakimg system… But thats only because i like to play against noobs once in a while… Haha.


  • roland0811

    Been thinking of getting a PS4 buuuuuut after the WTFery I endured with PS3’s online I’m not so sure. Hopefully Sony learned their lesson this time.

  • Daniel Freeman Voltaire

    WE NEED CHANGE PSN ID USERNAME AND BETTER NOTIFICATION WHEN A FRIEND IS ONLINE.Lol my account is adaniel321, I made it when I was 11 and always wanted to change my name after gettin better at cod. Im still using it because I love trophies on it. Also psn needs a sound and when you get a invite or a friend online.