Sony Disabling A Few PSN Features For PS4 Euro Launch
When the PlayStation 4 launched in North America, the PlayStation Network didn't really run well for the first day or two.
In order to avoid that problem when the new console releases in Europe today, Sony has revealed (via the Euro PlayStation Blog) that some PSN features will be disabled in order to insure a smooth launch experience for everyone.
Sony is again expecting a "record number" of users soon after the PS4 is available for sale, so they're temporarily taking down the What's New and Content Information menus, both of which track the activities of your friends. It's important to note that online multiplayer, Trophies, video sharing and livestreaming will all be available right off the bat. Here's part of Sony's statement concerning this issue:
"We want to make sure that your online experience is positive. To help ensure that this happens, we have made the decision to switch off a couple of features for European customers on day one. These features will then be switched back on a few days later, once the intensity of launch day calms down."
Hopefully, this means players won't encounter as many Network issues when they first pick up the system. And if they can't access the What's New and Content Information sections, they'll know exactly why. Here's hoping the PS4 debuts with a bang over there in Europe!
11/28/2013 9:13:06 PM Ben Dutka