PS4 Will Support Cross Game Chat

In a press release that accompanied Sony’s Playstation Meeting on February 20th, Sony confirmed the Playstation 4 will support cross-game chat. The feature has been long demanded by Playstation 3 owners, and is one of the few tangible advantages that Xbox Live still has over Playstation Network.

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StrongMan1635d ago

We already knew this. It's on the Vita for free so we already knew it was coming to the PS4 for free too.

PockyKing1635d ago

I didn't even know that was available on the Vita haha.

egidem1635d ago

It is almost like a slap in the face of Xbox Live if cross-game chat is free on the PS4.

blackbeld1635d ago

Xbox fanboys go cry baby!

They have no more excuses for paying to play online.
Live should be for free.

deadpoole1635d ago

I'm really happy for what is revealed so far about PS4. It seems like they have really gone an extra mile this time around by listening to the needs and wants of both developers and gamerbase.

I'm still not quite sure about how Gaikai will help deliver the PS3/PS2/PSOne titles over PS4. Would someone care to explain what this service is and what/how it is designed to deliver.

HyperBear1635d ago (Edited 1635d ago )


The basic way of how I can describe it is think of Gaikai's Cloud Network as an integrated 2nd PlayStation Network and Server (PS Cloud) think of the PS Cloud as a game streaming/data compression system where data that is available in the cloud can be streamed or downloaded to any compatible hardware device.

ex. Gaikai launches their PS Cloud Network in your area and has uploaded the entire PlayStation 1 library of games. With the PS4, PS Vita and any other smartphones/tablets with the "PlayStation Certified" logo, you'll be to purchase and/or stream any PS1 game to any of those devices and play those games anywhere where the network is live, and the cloud automatically decompresses the data for the game to be playable on your device(s).

It's more complex than that, but that's basically how it works. It is the future, because imagine in about 4-5yrs, when the technology gets better, you'll be able to stream PS3 games to your Vita or other portable device and play it anywhere the PS Cloud's network is up and running.

leogets1635d ago

aswell as cross game gameing.taking controll of ya friends game via internet is sick. cross game chat is a no brainer. this console is bringing new heights to gameing. prepare to be blown at e3

GribbleGrunger1635d ago (Edited 1635d ago )

Great post Hyperbear. That IS the dream and whether the gamer wants it or not, that is exactly what we will eventually end up with. As long as they throw us a bone or two like Ps+, I won't be too upset. Times change.

HappyGaming1635d ago

I thought we saw them in the presentation having cross game video chat :S

badz1491635d ago should be obvious that the PS4 with (GB of RAM can do it, right? the Vita has it and it's just logical that the PS4 will have it too!

SilentNegotiator1635d ago (Edited 1635d ago )

And now Playstation haters have one less ridiculous reason to pretend like the Playstation brand isn't as good as the service that they pay for.

Anon19741635d ago (Edited 1635d ago )

What a relief. Not that I'll ever use it, I won't, but just so we don't have to spend another 7 years of hearing people who don't own the console whining about it.

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FACTUAL evidence1635d ago

Now can we get a psn ID change feature?'s one of the top most wanted features on ps blog. Please sony make your online even more of an experience.

MYSTERIO3601635d ago

Sony did mention something about the PS4's ability to link your facebook profile to the system. Therefore your supposed facebook pic and real name while be visible on the main menu along with your friends who are on PS4. Im sure Sony will also integrate the feature of changing your ID name if you so choose or if you want to remove this feature and have a standard username too.

LtFaku1635d ago

I just want to let me change my location, it's really annoying that if a move from my country, i got to create a new account...

ThatKanadianKid1635d ago

Just cause a feature is on the Vita doesn't mean it'll be on the PS4, maybe in this circumstance it was a given, but I'm glad Sony confirmed it.

supersonicjerry1635d ago

If its on vita and is something that everybody wants because it will make a lot of things easier and more fun why wouldn't they add it to the ps4? That is like the only feature that the xbox live has over PSN.

PockyKing1635d ago

Reading the comments below, apparently not everybody does want it.

neoMAXMLC1635d ago

Uhhh... Why wouldn't it be on the PS4 if the Vita has it? The PS3 was basically a carbon copy of the PSP's OS when that launched...

showtimefolks1635d ago

so now cross game chat will be free too on psn so why is ms still trying to charge for this and other features available for free on psn?

can't wait to get ps4 day one

Blackdeath_6631635d ago

they are still charging because there are enough fools in this world who are willing to pay. if you have a game,a console to run it on and an internet connection you have every right to play that game online as it is a feature that comes with the game you just bought yet microsoft still charges you for nothing. if they have extra features they can charge you for that no problem but making people pay to play the game they just bought is unacceptable

PS4isKing_821635d ago

Can't believe this was ever a bragging right for Xbox fanboys. Who the hell wants to talk to someone when ur in the middle of playing a game? That's annoying as watching a movie in a theater with someone sitting behind or next to you talking thru the whole movie and you can't enjoy it or know what's going on.

But I digress. Yet another quote un quote "advantage" Xbox fans no longer have.

MysticStrummer1635d ago

"Can't believe this was ever a bragging right for Xbox fanboys."

Kids gossip about who likes who and whatnot.

When I play a single player game, I don't want someone bothering me at all. When I play online, I want to talk to people on my team in the game.

DivineAssault 1635d ago

why would 9 ppl disagree with u? damn xbot trolls mustve been thru here

Gamer19821635d ago

Erm would be a huge silly mistake if it didnt considering you now watch them play the game while talking.. It was kinda obvious from the press release.

MariaHelFutura1635d ago

Thanks, it's not like I care, I'm just glad I dont need to hear about it from the knuckleheads around here.

stage881635d ago

This is great!

1. It will give everyone a feature they have wanted
2. It will shut up the xbox fanboys

However, I couldn't give a crap about this feature even though the xbox fanboys keep pandering on about it the whole of this generation.

Bigpappy1635d ago

Anyone saying they would not use this feature, either does not have and internet connection, or have no idea what this is. You don't have to want to use it. If you have it, you WILL use it. Don't expect to get that phone call when your friend can just click on your name and talk. It WILL be you best new feature if you have any friends.

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rl_pearson1635d ago (Edited 1635d ago )


It is hilarious how desperate Xbox fans were to hype this silly feature to try to justify being forced to pay Microsoft for the 'privilege' of playing laggy P2P based online games.

Rejoice Playstation owners! Now when you listen while you game the annoying sounds of a completely different game in the background along with other people's horrible music blasting, babies screaming, spouses and parents screaming at the people you are talking to, and bathroom trips.

Even better, now players of My Pretty Pony can argue online with players of Barbies Horse Adventures about which is the better game!

joel_c171635d ago

i agree with you rl - the feature is much overhyped

T21635d ago

I dont necessarily agree. Chatting w only your friends while still being in say a squad in bf3 is a good feature thats lacking on ps3 ... Many ppl would use it if it was there ... However I do believe that this is the last vestige of pay per use value that xbl had , blowing away in the wind ...

talisker1635d ago (Edited 1635d ago )

In BF you can chat with the whole team, that is 12 people (on consoles). Works fine but creates another problem - so many people speaking at the same time usually means chaos. If you're be able to chat with anybody, people will cheat, switching teams and giving away your position in the game. Of course they can do it right now with, say, Skype but if the feature is there, there will be more abusers.

I don't say cross chat is bad but there are two sides of the coin. I'm not really waiting for this feature. I prefer to write people messages (not only on PSN) than call them. A message can be read and reread as many times as you can, at the time you want and it doesn't disturb your privacy and in terms of games, your immersion.

DOMination-1635d ago

On XBL its up to the developer whether they lock the feature out. I don't play a lot of mp so can't give many examples but i know in cod, if you play searchad destroy ir a hardcore playlist then it cuts you off from party chat.

I imagine psn will work the same.

yess1635d ago

They will just find a new excuse, like BC or something...