Submitted by Rikuson1 809d ago | news

PlayStation 4 — Voice Messaging Confirmed

Last month, during Sony’s presentation at Gamescon, Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida had unveiled the User Interface of the PlayStation 4. While the demo was impressive, there was something that people may have missed that should catch your attention. (PlayStation, PS4)

M-M  +   809d ago
In before someone says the 360 had this first. Great feature to have though, wish the PS3 had it.
Ezz2013  +   809d ago
both copy from each other
like every company do
monkeyDzoro  +   809d ago
When does voice messaging features implementation is "copying" ? Why people (Sony or Xbox fans) like to use that word ? Phones have been doing that decades ago...
HammadTheBeast  +   809d ago
It's a useless feature overall. BARELY anyone used messaging on consoles, even less will use voice messaging.
shoddy  +   809d ago
At least on ps4 you don't have to pay for this feater
Irishguy95  +   809d ago
Its a useless feature on Xbox because you have X game chat.
ShinMaster  +   809d ago
From previous experience on 360, people mostly use it for verbal abuse.
STANK08  +   809d ago
And still to this day people have the audacity to say that PSN is better than Live. LOL. How did you guys send voice messages on PSN? Two cans and a string?

Edit: @ABeastNamedTariq Since you're civil, I'll bite. Yea I own both systems. I've played both religiously. IMO Live is better hands down, also the connections are smoother. Also I praise MS for their forward thinking. MS bought Netflix, ESPN, TV apps to systems first. MS is Pioneers to this online sh*t. The fact that It took Sony a entire generation proves it.
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ABeastNamedTariq  +   809d ago
What do you mean better? Connection times? Lag?

Have you ever played an online game on PS3? It's virtually the same as Live, except quieter.

What are you getting at?
TKCMuzzer  +   809d ago
I think this is due to the limitations of the PS3 not the PSN otherwise the PS4 would not be able to do it.
In other words, if your going to be a wise guy at least think before you comment.

A disagree? I wonder who that was. If it is a PSN issue it would not be possible on the PS4, it's a simple as that.

@STANK08 , Microsoft are pioneers, they bought you apps like Netflix and then charged you to use them. Do you work for Microsoft?
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Thisisjuju  +   809d ago
Both Live and PSN have their own advantages.

I really like the easy of use of the Xbox interface and party chat. Its so much easier to organize games with friends on a 360.

I chose to use a PlayStation however for the metric f**kton of games and content I get for a pretty low price of their Plus service.
christrules0041  +   809d ago
It had nothing to do with PSN. The bandwidth from the RAM was allocated on the PS3. It has 25GB/s of bandwidth. 12.5GB goes to the GPU, 6.25GB for the OS and 6.25GB for the CPU. Since it's allocated they couldn't change how much memory goes where so they had no room in there OS to add new features. That is why party chat never came to the PS3 as well or being able to listen to music in the background while playing a game.

Things that does have to do with PSN is stuff like the lag on the PS3 compared to the Xbox 360. The download times where extremely slow and when you sign in it etermines how fast you can load the friends list(which can be quiet slow).

That is all stuff that happens on the "cloud" for the entire past generation.
twinspectre  +   809d ago
and still to this day people have the audacity to say that XBOX is better than PS.
LOL. How did you guys pay the live for P2P servers Hosted by third parties company like Activision (cod) EA (BF), PSN is Dedicated Server and it WAS free
christrules0041  +   809d ago
Edit: Sorry I thought the first one was cancelled LOL
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kneon  +   809d ago
I've never had the urge to send a voice message on PSN, and I doubt I ever will even when it is available. I have a full size bluetooth keyboard for my PS3, on the rare occasions when I want to send someone a message I just use that.
stuna1  +   809d ago
And how did you send voice messaging!? Ohh I know this one! By paying $60 a year.
The fact that Sony has heard what gamers wanted and included it into the PS4 DNA is a good thing regardless if it wasn't included in the PS3, it will be included in the PS4? From the look of things the Xbox1 won't be catching a break anytime soon, because every time they announce anything even close to good news, there is Sony and the PS4 to 1-up it at every turn.
Thomaticus  +   809d ago
Hands down live is better.. pick your hands back up. Resistance Fall of Man had 32 player online matches, DAY ONE for PS3. I don't think a 360 game has done that to this day. If you prefer Xbox live, that's fine, but don't try and pretend that there was something wrong with PSN. We've been playing and enjoy games for almost SEVEN years now. After SEVEN years I can say that PSN great. The PS Plus goodies made it a lot better than live. Oh yeah, please Thank Sony for their PS Plus service which will help you get better bonuses from your xbox live service.
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HammadTheBeast  +   809d ago

It took MS a whole gen to implement Blu-ray, a feature they mocked at Sony as "useless".

Therefore we have double, even triple-disked games on Xb360.

Online quality is the same pretty much, as someone who played CoD 4/MW2, Halo 3/Reach,and MAG/Metal Gear Online/Killzone 2 (pro) and tons of others I can safely say that both offer the same quality of online play.

A few less disconnects and maintenance issues on XBL, but not enough to warrant $60.

I'll give them credit for the apps, however, the apps on PS3 (mainly Netflix) are updated more frequently and are more user-friendly.
AceBlazer13  +   809d ago
didn't dreamcast or some one of those old timers have online capabilities long before xbox? you ppl that bring up copying claims should really check your facts.
bsquwhere  +   809d ago
The only stank around here comes out your cake hole.
CGI-Quality  +   809d ago
If you weren't so biased about it, you'd have a point that I can understand. I agree that LIVE had better comm features, but the only reason they were ahead of Sony is because of the generation prior. Then again, it's like saying Sony "pioneered this HD movie shit, since MS is an entire generation behind and FINALLY decided to adapt to a winning format".

Yes, sounds silly, much like your comment, but your point was made.
FamilyGuy  +   809d ago
Why would you need to voice mail people anyways?
Sending a PM is just the same as text messaging and everyone in the world send texts all the time without complain.
I understand it's convenient but I never considered the inability to send a voice mail a problem. If I had something long to say I just plugged in my usb keyboard or invited them to a voice chat when we were both online so we could talk. On top of that someone said it was limited to 15 seconds or so? If that's true I really don't see what the big deal was about.

Party chat is one thing, very convenient and makes sense but who really cares about leaving voice messages?
DatRealBoy  +   809d ago

um reason why xbox online may look smoother is the dashboard not the online itself 360 use P2P servers but did you know ps3 exclusives used dedicated servers hmm the more you know :/
nunley33  +   809d ago
stanko,you couldn't think of a better troll name than that lol? its feature that's useless that i won't use but it'll make all 360 converts comfortable so i'm good with it along with cross game chat.
Thisisjuju  +   809d ago
Looking forward to this.

One of the features I missed moving from 360 to PS3 was the voice message hate you could get. Was always a good laugh.
Sitdown  +   809d ago
Contradiction/ironic..... you didn't beat yourself to the punch.
FACTUAL evidence  +   809d ago
Omg thank you sony, thank you!!! Now all i need is a feature to magically skip to Nov 15 2013, and a psn id change feature!
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JunioRS101  +   809d ago
So... anybody else gettin the PS4?
UnholyLight  +   809d ago
Welcome to 2005, Sony...Only 8 years late to the game. For something so simple it just is kinda funny it took this long.

PS4 day 1 for me!
Rikuson1  +   809d ago
I wouldn't be surprised if they do something with the speaker on the dualshock 4 since it comes with that ear-bud mic now. Obviously this is yet another feature in from of the Ps+ pay wall which is great. I know some people out there that really wanted to voice message on PSN because text chatting is inconvenient and slow. Great news if you were wondering if PSN on Ps4 was going to have it or not. I wonder if the Ps Vita will have some sort of software update it's possible for that handheld since it'll have cross platform party chat with the Ps4 (Ps3 though obviously not)
deviouslight  +   809d ago
Its already confirmed that vita would have cross platform chat
Rikuson1  +   809d ago
what has already been confirmed? the dualshock 4 using the speaker to play of the voice messages?
joeyisback  +   809d ago
found this video other day figure they would of posted this closer up than but good now everyone else can see it closer who wasnt able to
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PositiveEmotions  +   809d ago
Cool new feature now i can send voice message to my psn friends.

I dont think the voice message is behind the ps+ paywall i think is a free feature.
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Kayant  +   809d ago
It wouldn't be seeing as party chat isn't.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   809d ago
@Positive it is a free feature.
Trust me, if its free on Xbox it'll be free on PSN.
bornsinner  +   809d ago
it required a next generation console for sony to do this but well done on their copy & paste mission :thumbs up
Majin-vegeta  +   809d ago | Well said
Just M$ required a next gen console for Blu ray *thumbs up*.Sit your @$$ in the corner kid.
fattyuk  +   809d ago
LMAO Well said majin


bubbled up.
joeyisback  +   809d ago
PS2 eye toy saids hello my younger brother Kinect
KwietStorm  +   809d ago
Take some time to learn how the consumer industry operates, then report back.
BluEx610  +   809d ago
MS still using AA batteries, and a power brick.... Maybe they should copy and paste Sony and get with the times already.... lol
AceBlazer13  +   809d ago
required microsoft a next gen console for upgradeable hard drives. oh wait they still don't have it
C0LLAT  +   809d ago
I hope they have a party chat, with more then one person. Anyone know?
ABeastNamedTariq  +   809d ago
They do. With more than one person.

If it's only one person, wouldn't it be called... Chat? Lol.


@Col (below)

That's what I meant, I should've worded it more clearly.
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C0LLAT  +   809d ago
Ok cool. Any source for confirmation?
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Rikuson1  +   809d ago
Yes they have cross game party chat to up to 8 people or more as far as I know across your Ps4 friends list and even people that have a Ps Vita can hope in to the same party room and chat with the built in mic the Vita has (which is crystal clear)
joeyisback  +   809d ago
PS4 party chat confirm also PS4 supports cross platform chat with PS Vita http://www.vg247.com/2013/0...

Whitefire  +   809d ago
@Collat they have confirmed this since E3, and @yosp on twitter has mentioned this is a feature a bunch of times. It's about as official as it gets. Just google it.
C0LLAT  +   809d ago
+ bubble for you all :) thanks for the info.
AceBlazer13  +   809d ago
day by day the xbone loses what little hope it has.
theWB27  +   809d ago
Cause the competition announces something it already has? Don't think that's a feature that sways purchases seeing as the PS3 has sold pretty well without it.
Hicken  +   809d ago
He didn't say it would sway any purchases at all, though.

But the more things to two consoles have in common, the better the PS4 looks.
theWB27  +   809d ago
Then what other hope would be lost? Typically speaking if a product looks bad then it won't sell, if it looks good it does. Case in point...the X1 and PS4.

Then the more things they have in common the better the PS4 looks? I can't argue that...it's purely subjective.
Hicken  +   809d ago
The more they have in common, the better the PS4 looks, because it's more powerful and cheaper.

If the XB1 is routinely losing all its defining features, then it looks like a less powerful, more expensive PS4. And that makes the PS4 look better.

I'd think that was fairly simple to understand... but then...
theWB27  +   809d ago
I love how you think you're making me look stupid everytime you respond to me.

There's always another side to the coin...if a product gets a feature later then it could be looked at as being behind and not as fleshed out. You look at it as the X1 losing defining features when I look at it as playing catch up.

If you think party chat is a defining feature then that's you. That's simply a feature PS3 lacked because it wasn't planned for hardware wise.

That's the type of feature that's to be expected now.

But I know there is no middle ground with people like you. You think that since your product now has it...it's better when it's something another party has been enjoying the last 8 years.

X360 owners shrug at it. You're the type of supporter that champions paying for MP now when it was a bragging point with PS3 cause it was free. Brags about Sony announcing voice recognition even though you don't care about a camera.

But you see my name and automatically wanna attack even though I mentioned Sony did pretty well without the feature, thus it isn't a big deal. Just continue playing the power card..it looks better.

Don't forget to get worked up and mark me for trolling cause of my lying and twisting of words and such.
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Lockon  +   809d ago
yay now instead of hate mail people can send me voice hate mail <3
ColeMacGrath  +   809d ago
UNLESS you adjust your privacy settings and make nobody outside your friend list be able to message you or even add you.
mushroomwig  +   809d ago
Very nice, it looks like the next PlayStation has sorted out every issue the PS3 had.
Pascalini  +   809d ago
Wow Sony are so far behind ms
fattyuk  +   809d ago
HD-DVD says hi!
Smoovekid  +   809d ago
That is not what the pre orders and polls say. Try harder.
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Bathyj  +   809d ago
Except in quality hardware, power, good games, supporting their console for years, customer relations, actally being liked and respecting their customers, etc, etc, etc.

But no, that chat thing is a big deal, how did I game without it on Sony consoles for nearly 20 years.
abusador  +   809d ago
There so far behind they offer the best looking games, offer the best value andnhave the best tech lol Oh and offer remote ply for all ps4 games and, have more robust share features, better controller, better first party devs, etcccc yeah man they are so far behind on the crappy hardware manafacturing, disrespecting gamers, lying, smoke and illusions lol
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Lockon  +   809d ago
>Using battery's in game controller
swishersweets20031  +   809d ago
I hope we get a way to disable random people sending hate messages.
ChipChipperson  +   809d ago
Hopefully, they will give us options concerning the extent that non-friend users can message/contact you, like only allowing the voice messaging available as an option to people on our friends list. There's still time before the PS4's release, so we'll see. If not available on release, they could always put it into a system update.
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AutoCad  +   809d ago
how is this news?
i mean you expect it to have it with that much power right..
OrangePowerz  +   809d ago
Voice command has not really anything to do with power just with software.
AutoCad  +   809d ago
well i heard ps3 didnt have it bc of ram or something like that..might be wrong idk
OrangePowerz  +   809d ago
That should have been the cross game chat. games like Endwar support voice control in game based on Ubisofts voice recognition software.
Rikuson1  +   809d ago
It's news because it was just speculated to have it but this is basically confirmation.
OrangePowerz  +   809d ago
Yay another console I can talk to /s
AwesomeMan   809d ago | Spam
GeneralRaam93   809d ago | Spam
Pascalini  +   809d ago
Sony users getting excited over an old Xbox feature we had for years

Hahaha priceless

Click disagree if your a Sony user jelous of the xb1
LogicStomper  +   809d ago
Stop boasting about it, it just makes you look like a snob.
abusador  +   809d ago
Im excited for remote ply of every ps4 game on vita, better share features, better features in general, games that are made by gg, santa monica, sony japan, sucker punch and yes the best devs in the industry nd lol oh did I mention better tech and cheaper price?

Denial and jealousy ispriceless
Shadowsteal  +   809d ago
Why would be jealous about the Xbox1?

You should be jealous of us because we don't have to pay an extra $100 for a camera we're never going to use.
Sarobi  +   809d ago

Shad0wRunner  +   809d ago
So now I can verbally cuss someone out in a voice message?

Sweet... LOL
AwesomeMan   809d ago | Spam
hOoDnErD  +   809d ago
Nice feature... A lot easier than text all the damn time LOL
r21  +   809d ago
I am both excited and worried bout this feature.

Excited that i dont have to read texts and worried bout some hardcore peeps screaming HAAAAAAXXXXXX!!!!!!!!!!
Funky Town_TX  +   809d ago
This is news?
kingPoS  +   809d ago
Flattery and all that awesome goodness.
I don't don't consider it copying if voice messaging is such a common medium. Better late than never.
Voice mail what's that?... oh right.

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