PS4 supports cross-game chat
- Posted February 25th, 2013 at 09:17 EDT by Timothy Weaver
- 13 Comments
As if what the PlayStation 4 can do doesn't excite gamers enough already, another major feature that has been demanded by PS3 users for years is now officially coming to PS4: cross game chat.
The news comes from an official press release from Sony mentioning, "PS4 also enhances social spectating by enabling gamers to broadcast their gameplay in real-time to friends using live internet streaming services such as Ustream. During live broadcasts, friends can make comments on the streamed gameplay and, if a gamer gets stuck on a challenging level, friends can also join the game in completely new ways. For example, friends can offer health potions or special weapons when a player needs them most during actual gameplay.
Furthermore, users can connect their Facebook account with Sony Entertainment Network account. Through PS4, users are able to deepen their connections through co-op play or 'cross-game chat'."
At the moment, the PS3 does not support cross game chat, but the PlayStation Vita does, so it really isn't shocking to hear (especially with 8GB of RAM) that the PS4 is capable of such a feature.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below and make sure to keep your eyes peeled to PlayStation Universe for all things PS4 related.
1solidsnake | solid1snake67
- 9:23am EST - February 25th, 2013
ps4 is looking good and i kno ill be ustreaming ps4 games, i like cross gaming chat about time that got that for playstation. i hope opening the ps menu screen is easierwhen you hit the PS button. i just got on the gamestop list for e-mail for when i can go preorder the ps4.
- 9:55am EST - February 25th, 2013
Streaming should be on twitch not ustream though
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 11:03am EST - February 25th, 2013
Awsome, now everyone can stop crying about it and talk everybodys ears off. But seriously, that is cool. =)
TristanPR77 | Tristan77
- 11:04am EST - February 25th, 2013
Epyon_1 | MoneyM07
- 11:38am EST - February 25th, 2013
Nice going Sony. Keep the news on PS4 coming
sony1978a | Aked
- 11:43am EST - February 25th, 2013
PS4 looks good, cant waite to get one, but My PC is far more powerfull then PS4, in terms of hardware Power,
My PC has 16 gigs of crosair state of the art gaming ram,
My CPU is inle i7990Extream edtion overclocked to 5 Ghz with Lquid cooling.
My GPU is GTX 690
My HDD is Westeren Digital WD 1TB VelociRaptor 10,000 RPM 64 Mb Catch.
My sound card is, Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series
Cost me 3000 $ AU to build :)
- 11:58am EST - February 25th, 2013
it had too , cmon
- 12:19pm EST - February 25th, 2013
@6 Cool story, bro. But nobody here cares about your PC that your parents bought you. I suggest you shove off and go on the BF3 forums, where you can hang out with all of the other PC elitists.
- 1:33pm EST - February 25th, 2013
@6, your PC might be more powerful but the PS4 is more efficient than your PC, thus putting out more details.
- 1:53pm EST - February 25th, 2013
Yeah, I wonder how much that cross chat is going to cost you guys, good luck with that. Also I can imagine a lot of developers will forgo the option to hand out health packs like that in most games, as it would likely cause a game imbalance issue making a game too easy for people with "enough friends".
- 5:25pm EST - February 25th, 2013
Now that cross-game chat has been put to bed, we need two other things. Confirmation of custom soundtracks across all games for one. The other is a personal peeve of mine. When PS3 first came out you could play music vids (or any kind of video for that matter) off your hdd and then press the PS Button and it would keep on playing while you looked for what you wanted to play next. Now the video just freezes and you can still scroll up and down looking for something else. Would be good to go back to the way that was.
sony1978a | Aked
- 7:53am EST - February 26th, 2013
@8 i am 34 years old my boy, i have 2 kids older then you lol, grow up son.
- 11:22am EST - March 4th, 2013
@6 If your PC is so superior, then why does the PS4 even exist? Exactly, it's not. Also, you paid a price of about 5-10 times the amount of what the PS4 would cost for something that isn't 5-10 times as good...
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