Microsoft’s corporate vice-president for Skype, Mark Gillett, has expressed his desire to bring the Skype video-calling service to the PlayStation 4 console.
Not really too bothered about it, PS4 will have party chat. Good for people who are contacting friends and family who don't own PS4's though.
yea m8. 2 of my friends will get an xbone so its great that i can chat with them on my ps4!! also: majority of my friends chat in skype so this will be very useful for me on my ps4!
Haha skyping from PS4 to Xbox One, how ironic.
@lucas And now if only Sony and Microsoft would allow cross platform gaming... Shh if only this was a civilised planet filled with love and joy.... FUCK IT! BURN EM ALL!! Lol
Skype is already on PsVita so i dont see why it wouldnt be on PS4.
@Lukas - PS Vita has Skype so, really, Vita users can already call any other Skype user. It's not like Microsoft and Sony are bitter enemies in EVERY industry of business.
It would be very good of them to share the love, considering the popularity of Skype. Not sure if it makes business sense... but then, I guess the more people using it, the better.
This won't happen with the PS4, The only reason that Microsoft allowed Skype to be on PSVita is because they don't have a handheld of their own anyway, They are not in competition in that space.They also used to make Nintendo DS Games. Here they are competing directly with the PS4. And Skype is a huge selling point to casual gamers, They're not going to give that up.
Remember the times when Skype was actually not owned by MS? I'm curious how much independence they still have.
I'm fine with it, since even my Sony HDTV supports Skype. Hopefully, the NSA won't be watching us.
An Xbox One friend being able to chat with his PlayStation 4 friend across console platforms is a great idea. Not everyone will want to use it but no one loses! :)
Hope so, I like my options like I have on my Vita hell My Vita has virtually replaced my phone (not much of a phone person). This would be beneficial to me if it happens
Finally, I was shocked when my friend who has a PS3 said you couldn't party chat.
But the truth is, u can.
That's news to every ps3 owner on the planet.. Lol
for the millionth time. go get urself a ps3, make a account, and add me as friend, and i will show u. all these retards tell me they got a ps3 and they tell me this and that on n4g and once i send them a friend invite on psn they back away and refuse to further communicate. they commuicate on n4g but not on the ps3. do these ppl even have a ps3? @n4rc tell me ur psn id and i will show u how to party chat on ps3, if u dont go through with this, ur one of those retards i mentioned above
I got rid of my ps3 last month and hadn't updated it in longer then that.. So truthfully I can't say about a very recent update There was no party chat in any shape or form thr 4 years i owned it... Cross game chat is what most people consider party chat and that doesn't exist.. Maybe they added a group private chat option... But not while your in game so what's the point?
"There was no party chat in any shape or form thr 4 years i owned it.." xbox360 has cross game chat via voice. I can't text other than pm. Ps3 has cross game chat via text. I can't voice it other than the party chat on the dashboard or the ps home. There is a shape and form of it, even though its useless to u, its quite useful for ps3 gamers. I do agree that voice activated cross game chat is the superior version for gaming. Go get urself a ps3, let me add ur psn gamertag, and I will show u. Than come on n4g and tell ppl of ur new discovery. If doing so, I will send u a ps3 game for free. Or if u want, I will send u a 360 game for free.
Well in defence of my point.. Text isn't chat. And pm isn't a party.. But have they added a true party chat option if only from the dashboard? Must be fairly recent... That's cool tho And like I said.. Just sold mine to a buddy in preperation of November.. Keeping the 360 until then just for GTA 5 and some BioShock dlc.. I have no issue with PlayStation.. I've owned them all.. But not having cross game or party chat was my major complaint with it...
I just want games.. MS really is out of touch.. lol
I find it an awesome feature. I use skype as my main messenger and work number. I don't think it will come to ps4 tho since it's owned by MS and is one of their big stuff for XO.
Its owned by MS, but its on the PS Vita. Weird.
Lukas_Japonicus they don't have reasons not to make it available on Vita, since they don't have a handheld device to compete. Making it available on PS4 "for free" wouldn't be a smart move.
not to all ps people but alot have been real dicks on everything xbox one and i dont think they really deserve it
Not a big deal, Xbox One has blu ray, don't see any reason why PS4 can't have skype :D
It will happen because it is just another device which can gain more profits from putting a low amount of money into it. Skype is on everything.
Sony does not own bluray. Not entirely. Bluray is owned by many different companies. Sony does not decide who gets a license and who doesn't. Skype on the other hand is entirely owned by Microsoft therefore it will probably never come to PS4.
Never use Skype so I'm indifferent, would be good for those who do use it though
At first I thought the title was misleading till I continued reading haha
...get a Vita.
No problem. Isnt it already on the Vita?
With Skype on the PS4 MS can listen in to their competitors consumer base as well as their own. Haha i kid i kid. (or do i?)
MS willing to do this but not ps4 player Vs. Live players.
Yeah I feel ya mate... You will know its next gen when both companies put their differences aside and share their networks so all gamers can play one another
Sony and MS fans(most of them) need to learn how to get along before that happen.
This could start bridging the gap whereby more cross console services could start.
"Microsoft: We want Skype on PS4" in other words they want sony to join in on this prism crap LOL
Are gamers really this dumb and fanboyish. You can't do that cause microsoft vs sony. Get real these are non competing departments. Like you can play an xbox on a sony tv, and sony execs use windows on corporate computers not everything is xbox vs playstation choose a side
So, xbox one and PS vita can already communicate with one another?
I'd prefer google Hangouts!
sorry but this is wishful thinking for PS4 buyers. IDK if you heard but Sony already had to lay off employees they are not in the greatest financial status atm. Microsoft would charge them a ton of money to get Skype on PS4, since they would have to license it from Microsoft. Not happening sorry to burst any bubbles.
Clearly you don't understand business. Layoffs don't always mean a company is in trouble. Sometimes it could be quite the opposite. Skype is already on the Vita... Why would ps4 be any different?
"Amazingly, if the Skype app were to come to PS4 it would make history for being the first time users of two mainstream home consoles (the Xbox One and PS4) could directly communicate with one another!" Don't you still have to log in to Skype? A bit like you could already log in to a chat room to directly communicate between an Xbox360 (if you download the internet) and PS3?
It will come to the PS4 unless Sony does not want it on the PS4. Reason being, MS would want as many devices and users on Skype as possible. Skype is only free to other Skype users. Take off any bias goggles one may have and it is clear that MS would like revenue from users that uses Skype to make calls to people without a Skype account. (Home or work phones for example)
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