15 Things Fans Totally Missed About The PlayStation Consoles

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3. PS Home Never Got Past Beta Stage

The PlayStation Home was an interactive gaming environment launched by Sony on the PS3 back in 2008 in an attempt to make the system more engaging for its user base. At a time when social media hadn’t erupted into the monster it is today, Sony tried to fashion an atmosphere for gamers where they could stay up-to-date with the latest announcements by the company for the PS3.

It was a good attempt but never got past the initial stages.

The PS Home launched as an open beta so as to give users a taste of what was to come. By 2015, it had remained that way and ultimately closed with the full version never released.

4. Metal Gear Solid 4 Could Only Run On PS3

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was a sure-fire system seller for the PS3, and Microsoft fans wanted a piece of the action. Seeing that Microsoft had been successful in acquiring just about every formerly PS-exclusive franchise (read on lower the list for more on that), Metal Gear also seemed to be on its way.

However, series director Hideo Kojima flatly denied this repeatedly, citing the Xbox 360’s inability to handle a game the size of MGS4 and assured fans on the PlayStation that the game would remain a PS3 exclusive. Over a decade later, Kojima’s kept his promise.

5. Login Facial Recognition On PS4

The PS4’s brought with it some cool features to get in with the hip times of gadgetry. As we’ve become lazier as a society, it just seems too much work for many people to log in manually into their PS4s; to combat this, the system is built in with a feature that allows the owner to log in with facial recognition.

These methods are generally another way for companies to earn more money out of the customers, but if you’re willing to pay, then what’s stopping you from purchasing it? Once you’ve got the camera, mount the device to the console, head on over to the settings and you’ll find the Facial Recognition option.

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