One of the biggest changes made to the PlayStation 4 firmware update 8.00 today was a complete overhaul of the party system. It has linked the messaging system with party functions to make sending numerous party invitations at once a breeze. However, the PS4 community didn’t take it that way. Reddit PS4 and other Sony-focused communities are urging the Japanese giant to revert to the original system as the updated party mechanic now poses so many more problems than it needs to be.
As far as we know, this update has essentially taken so many more steps into forming a party than it needs to be. Before the 8:00 update, you can easily start a party by opening your friends list and sending invitations to your friends. Now you can only invite users through prepackaged message groups. This change is fine if you have a dedicated group of people to play with and that lineup never changes. However, once you get off this path, problems begin to arise.
Because of this, the PS4 subreddit had been on fire for a few hours and asked Sony to restore the system to its original state. It is even more difficult to test the function properly now because no friend lists are loaded. Reddit user Cool-Sage said, “It’s like having easy access, multiple settings and quick access is too sluggish, unattractive and complicated. Plus, my entire system works in such a way that there are definitely some bugs.”
ItXurLife adds, “Seriously, Sony, what did you think? Who tested this and found it okay? I play a few online games with a large number of players, but not always the same people, and now every time If I want to be I have to start a new group at a party with people? That’s more than stupid. There are so many things that are wrong with the new party system, I’m speechless. “
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