On paper, PS4 update 3.00 seemed like to bring a ton to the table. Not saying it didn't, but it hasn't been as awesome as some might have hoped.
PS4 to YouTube streaming works, but other than that, it's been, well, underwhelming.
PS+ tab takes ages to load, and the Communities thing turned out to be a joke once we -- and the rest of the world -- found out that you can't even search for specific groups.
The thing that makes it even worse is we know that the firmware has been in beta and has been tested for over a month. Testers has said that Communities not having a search function was one of the things they complained about.
So, what was the beta for? Should we expect 3.01 to roll out soon?
With the PS4 winning this gen by a landslide, it's just right that we expect more from Sony and its now-gen console.
Let's hope future major firmware updates are less buggier and more feature-packed, and more sensible.
I think the update brought a lot of worthwhile changes that will see plenty of use by myself and others. I'm especially excited about the Communities tab, and streaming straight to thePlayStation LifeStyle YouTube channel. However, I am disappointed to see the lack of changes to the home UI, which is still a mess of content.
I don't like the removal of the friends online list..now it is just one list and that kind of annoys me.
Other than that, I like the groups and the possibilities of the communities.
I like the additions made, but calling it 3.00 makes it feel like it should have been bigger or had more impact. Being able to create certain groups of friends is nice, communities is a fun addition, and the PS Plus section is great, but it feels like even 2.50 launched with more core features changed than 3.00 did. Maybe 3.50 is where we'll see a big adjustment to actual UI customization and organization, which is getting more atrocious and out of control with every update, yet is the most needed change on the PS4 right now.
Though let's not forget about the biggest addition to this update: the much needed increase in cloud save storage to 10 GB!
A search and sort feature for communities, please. I feel like the whole thing was just slapped on to the update with little thought. I'm thinking sort options like countries, languages, or something similar. Also, what's up with the lag and slow loading?
Other than that, I'm liking the update so far. I like the dedicated PS Plus tab the most, which was much needed.
The PS4's library is still inexplicably located on the far right, I still have applications listed under games, and no easy way to just view my digital games instead of demos and add-on content. So while they added a few neat additions, the user interface is still a clunky mess. Maybe 4.00 will be something worthwhile, but for now I eagerly wait for the new Xbox One interface!
The events app could be useful, but other than that nothing else really caught my eye.