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theprof00 said:
Soleron said:
theprof00 said:

That sounds really generic and inorganic



Well, yes. It's a business. Not a playground.



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theprof00 said:

This thread has been a while in the making. I've been thinking up ideas regarding Sony's PS4 direction and writing them down, and felt that this was a good opportunity to post one.

The face of PS4.

Specifically, this thread is going to focus on the "theme" of playstation. Think something similar to 3DS' Street Pass feature and you'll have a rough idea what I'm talking about...an overarcing functionality that contributes to the theme of the console.

The idea I'm talking about, is LittleBigPlanet.

LBP is a unique IP in that it allows users to play against or with each other in a variety of activities. On its own, it is not a 'great' game, but it does have a lot of personality and potential as an overarcing console theme.

Allow me to highlight some of the important thematic uses.
-LBP should be FREE on every PS4 (and I believe Vita as well, but that's for another thread)
-Sony needs to hire someone (one person is enough) to just sit and make skins and levels all day long. His goal below:
-Every game that is released needs to come with a custom skin, custom levels, and custom stickers. The only other way to obtain this content is to buy it on PS+ for 3.99 per pack; OR by playing people's levels to earn 'points', sort of like how League of Legends handles DLC.
-Buying DLC content for LBP needs to be extremely simple
-LBP should be the hub of the system. LBP should replace PS Home the xmb, and serve as a default navigation GUI.

Just wanted to unbury this thread for a moment.

Obviously, I don't think Sony went far enough with the idea.

Ideally, LBP Hub should be pre-installed on every system. I haven't heard of exactly WHAT is going to be on the hub, but hopefully they are going with the type of content I'm talking about, game related levels and skins, etc.

Other than that, I'm excited to see that Sony did something very similar to what I suggested they should do.

I think Sony is being a bit too shy with the idea.