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Submitted by BlindMango 843d ago | news

PS4 Cross-Game Chat Confirmed to Support 8 Players

"As Sony's 'Perfect Day' (11/15/13) nears, more facts are coming out about the PlayStation 4 before it's highly anticipated launch day.

A recent comment by Sid Shuman, the manager of Social Media at Sony Computer Entertainment, on the very popular PlayStation Blog, confirms that the PlayStation 4 (PS4) will support up to 8 participants in a cross-game party chat." (PS4)

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TomShoe  +   843d ago | Funny

The day will forever be known as "The Day where everyone mysteriously contracted the Flu"
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Snookies12  +   843d ago

Sorry, I am too. Just had to laugh since you said it's not even funny. :]
Snookies12  +   843d ago
Oh wow TomShoe, ya changed your comment on me. Now my above post is completely irrelevant lol. D:
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AlexanderNevermind  +   843d ago

Well Said, Funny....either way bubble up, lol. I have never taken off work for a game or system launch but man I think I will be taking a 3 day weekend.
JoGam  +   843d ago
I am definitely taking a 3 day weekend off.
C0LLAT  +   843d ago
I'm sure just about everyone that preordered the PS4 will take a 3 day weekend lol.

...the smart ones anyway! :)
Boody-Bandit  +   843d ago
Definitely a +funny

I'm not taken the day off. I'm locking myself into what my wife calls the dungeon (my basement gaming haven). I'm headed down there 11/15/13 and not coming up until Sunday night.
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WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   843d ago
Cross game chat is suddenly important now for Sony fans? Enjoy it nonetheless, I've been using it for years now on my Xbox.
pixelsword  +   843d ago | Well said
Yeah, and enjoy that Blu-Ray there, wraith.
Boody-Bandit  +   843d ago
Wow Wraith, goodie for you.

Personally I barely ever used cross chat on the 360 but that's just me. I've always been in the camp of not being needed. When I'm gaming, I'm gaming. I don't want to be bothered by cross chat, private messages, texting or talking of any kind unless it's online with team mates. That's why my main gaming room is in the basement. To get away from people so I can have total immersion.

Oh and BTW. Don't play the "it suddenly matters card". That is the epitome of hypocrisy of MS only fans. I could write a lengthy list of things that didn't matter when the 360 didn't have them but eventually implemented them and NOW they matter. The most recent one now being exclusives. They didn't matter when MS had few and far between the last few years on the 360 but now with the XBOX ONE? THEY DO MATTER. Just look at all the exclusives MS has for the X1. /S

My head is so dizzy from the spin.
I guess I'm just too old to be on gaming sites. Never too old to game though. Because I just don't get what satisfaction anyone gets out of trolling or taking a side. It's gaming / source of entertainment. Than again I think for some trolling and trying to get a rise out of people online is their game / source of entertainment. SMH

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ZodTheRipper  +   843d ago
I'm playing with the thought to take the 3 day weekend + the whole week after that :D
Somehow, I'm glad that the launch here in Europe is 2 weeks later ...I don't want to imagine the PSN & KZ:SF servers on Day1 :D
Irishguy95  +   843d ago
@ BrutallyHonest.

I have never heard Xbox Fanboys even using that. They just took it up the arse when PS fans rightfully stated the Ps3 had more games. What I have seen on a constant basis, was Ps fanboys saying Cross game chat doesn't matter. If that's the way you play games then fine. What I do when I game is do exactly what you do...when i'm in the mood. However I also have the option to chat to friends if I want, or get in a private party with them when playing the same game. The point is I can do it the way I want. If I didn't want to use X Game chat at a certain time I simply didn't. However I found that most of the time I would use X game chat.
insomnium2  +   843d ago

"I have never heard Xbox Fanboys even using that. They just took it up the arse when PS fans rightfully stated the Ps3 had more games"

That's because you weren't on gaming forums at all back in 2005-2008 when the x360 fanboys ran rampant on every site. "PS3 haz no gamez" and "waitstation" and "delaystation" and "only a BD-player" were the slogans if you will back then. You would find one of those 4 quotes in almost every single #1 reply that got the rize out of people every time. The war was ugly back then. Now the war has changed.
Codey47  +   843d ago

And "We wanna play games not watch films"
"Blu-Ray's irrelevant"

At the Xbone launch.....I were under the impression Microsoft invented the television.
webeblazing  +   842d ago
xbox fan didn't say that about exclusives that's y most were pissed by the focus on Kinect, but they did say blu ray wasn't needed though. PS fans said they wouldn't pay for cross chat or mp, so that completely different they have no choice but to take unless they wanna buy wiiU or stick with ps3 and vita
Codey47  +   842d ago
@webeblazin' if the £$39.99 subscription fee a year was based on cross chat and multiplayer components...then I would personally opt out.

It's the value of plus as a whole that gets my attention and have no qualms paying the yearly fee.... so the cross chat and mp in my eyes is a free added service.
black0o  +   843d ago
12/13/13 the sun/family/non-gamers friends will miss
badboy776  +   843d ago
Jordan at the buzzer

BOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!
DonnieDarko  +   843d ago
Welcome to 2007 sony
KetchupBlood  +   843d ago
@DonnieDarko you too with the blu-ray
blumatt  +   843d ago
And what's really cool about party chat on the ps4 is that, unlike on the XBone, it's not locked behind the paywall. Even those without ps+ can chat with their friends. Sony knows how to be consumer friendly.
Raiden  +   843d ago
You asked for this reply, only 8 players not 12 or more 8 players, on xbox, if all of your close friends are online in different games u can still chat to them all. So what the quality difference between the two communication services again.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   843d ago | Funny
^ @Raiden, my son, you are misguided. cross game chat means you can talk to all 8 players on ps4 even if theyre in different games

do not bring our names to shame young one.

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Cupid_Viper_3  +   843d ago
Not only is he misguided, but he didn't realize that PS Vita owners will be able to cross-chat with PS4 gamers.
Mystogan  +   843d ago
With the Xbox One you don't even need to be on your console to talk to your friends. Its called Skype buddy. And how can you make friends online if you have to pay for PS+ to play online anyway?
mkis007  +   843d ago
@Mystogan Most of us here have friends other than those we meet in a game... You know; outside the house, at work, school.
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Mr_Writer85  +   843d ago

Because Sony are offering people 12 PS4 games as part of that sub. THAT is the sweetener.

Also other services and free online games are not behind a paywall either.
Antwan3k  +   843d ago
now that ONLINE MULTIPLAYER is behind the paywall, lets stop pretending that the vast majority of the PS4 community wont be already paying for the PSN+ service anyway..

PSN's biggest advantage was free online multiplayer.. period.. now that that's gone, how many PS4 buyers are going to NOT play the online portions of the games they purchase when the only hurdle is a paltry $50 a year?.. the answer is "very few".. and that being said, what's to brag about when it's the exact same end result when compared to XBL Gold subscribers?..

I mean who's going to pay $400+ for a PS4 and $60~ per game but decide that they just can justify paying that extra $50 a year for PSN+ so that they can get the most out of that $60 game they just bought?.. and if not, for what?.. so they can brag about being able to watch Netflix and chat with their friends without having to get behind the evil paywall?.. please..

fanboys are really grasping at straws with this paywall nonsense..
FamilyGuy  +   843d ago
@ Antwan3k

PS games are a lot more story driven that Xbox games. There are tons of people that don't play online, period. MS has always had a heavy focus on the online aspect of their games so people would feel they needed that gold subscription. PS+ is not the same thing at all.

I do agree/believe the majority will have PS+ now but Sony has many single player IPs and a lot of games worth playing for their story alone, most recently The Last of Us and Beyond two souls, well before that we had the rpg ni no kuni which had no multiplayer.Even though Ascension had multiplayer the God of War games have always been story driven as well so don't make it out like PS+ is now necessary for everyone or as if nobody would buy a PS4 without PS+.

For those people it is a great thing that Sony isn't blockading all the other cool features.

@ Mystogan

Real friends, family, people you meet in party chats, people you meet while watching a game stream. There are lots of ways to meet people other than from an online match.
Aceman18  +   843d ago
for me personally i don't care about cross game chat, but its nice for those who do you use it a lot.
G20WLY  +   843d ago
^Mystogan, WOW, XBone has Skype?! What, just like the Vita? (Well, except it's free on Vita)

BBBirdistheWord   843d ago | Trolling | show
bloodybutcher  +   843d ago
yeah, but here you have ps4 fans.duhhh....
VENOMACR1227  +   843d ago
By calling the X1 the Xbone you lost any credibility you had and just proved to be a Sony fanboy, congrats. Keep telling yourself Sony loves you and doesn't care about a profit.

That being said, it's nice that it's included even for those without a paid subscription.
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Irishguy95  +   843d ago
Didn't know that it's pretty cool/ I will have PS+ regardless so it doesn't affect me.

However, online gaming is now behind a paywall, sorta just you know...negating your argument.
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webeblazing  +   842d ago
your right a lot of ps gamer don't have ps+ even though its worth it. im pissed that mp is not free anymore, that's the reason im not buying the new system it seems its getting more expensive to game on them. the main reason is we don't stand up as a gaming community look a the posts on this site.

ps fans is just taking it cause they don't have a choice. xbox fans should of stood up when ps fan was complaining then it would changed like xbox drm.

im not a psfanboy and I say xbone. it sounds way better and quicker than saying X BOX ONE(say it). I also just say vita instead ps vita, but even ps vita is a better name than what ms be coming up with.
blumatt  +   842d ago

Everyone says XBone nowadays. That doesn't make anyone a fanboy.

I'm glad people who don't want or need (or maybe can't afford) PS Plus can still chat with their friends. 😃
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   843d ago
already told my professor i would not be able to make it to class on the 15th due to a religious holiday.

i will see ALL of you beautiful people online soon!!!!
Shuyin  +   843d ago
Let's hope he doesn't remotely know about the PS4 release or see any ad on TV, lol.
Otherwise you're f'd :D!
hankmoody  +   843d ago
Makes sense seeing how a lot of PS4 fans seem to be angry zealots. Of course, I'm not saying that about you specifically but you know... the ones that are.
Raiden  +   843d ago
Sorry pure typing skills last night or should i say early hours after clubbing, what i was trying to say and failed at it, what i was trying to understand was WHY 8 players on PSN, Live has alot larger grouping on all chat functions. Anyway I'm a gamer of Xbox, I believe we are all gamers regardless of platform of choice, this generation is going to be packed with surprises and great games, can't wait
BlackTar187  +   843d ago
Hank you're making a good case.
thehitman  +   843d ago
Lol I have no classes on friday so I am going to be sitting at home bitting my nails waiting for the UPS truck.... I bet I wont get it till late in the day and I will be pulling my hair out.
ssj27  +   843d ago
I will call ups, fedex or whoever is bringing it.. talk to the manager and find the truck that has my PS4 and bring it back myself! they an take to long sometimes
I have do it before ;) all ou need is you ID!!
Majin-vegeta  +   843d ago
No don't pull ypur hair or you'll end up like....
limna   843d ago | Spam
Sevir  +   843d ago
It will be midnight when i pick mine up. Ill have gone to Gamestop at 6p on the 14th to get my number. And when the clock strikes midnight im walking out with a PS4, KZ:Shadow Fall, Knack, and Injustice:GAU and an extra DS4 May buy the PS4 Camera since i have a PS Move already. Its gonna be a perfect Day indeed
T2  +   843d ago
Wow am envious im rolling the dice goin with no preorder but live in a small city so its usually not bad .... We shall see
PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt  +   843d ago
im taking a week off with PAy Muahahah

gym and video games all dayy!
T2  +   843d ago
Damn I need to retire that would keep me busy for years , great routine !
monkey602  +   843d ago
I tried this but no holidays allowed in November/December in my place. Too busy coming up to Christmas. I'll be working for the midnight launch but the next day is all mine :)
Deadpoolio  +   843d ago
I'm not even contracting the flu...Since I manage the IT department where I work I just flat out told them that I'm taking the 14th-18th off for my PS4....But then again I rarely take days off so they don't really say anything on the rare occasion that I do.
SpitFireAce85  +   843d ago
I want that Red Controller so bad....
Chevalier  +   843d ago
Sir you've contracted a surprisingly common case of the PSFlu just for the new generation!
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Magicite  +   843d ago
those gamepads!
Aceman18  +   843d ago
i already scheduled a vacation day myself lol
bigboirock  +   843d ago
Im taking 2 vacation days nov 22-23 myself ill probable take two more next year when I get the ps4.

2013-2014 awesome time to be a gamer
tigertron  +   843d ago
and the 29th for us Europeans.
N8  +   843d ago
I actually took off work release week
Fishermenofwar  +   843d ago
I think I have a cough already....
Rainstorm81  +   843d ago
Buried in the details is Dedicated Servers for KZ:SF
Mr_Writer85  +   843d ago

Really? Because as a PS3 fan I have wanted this feature for years, and I do believe a very large section of PS3 gamers also wanted this feature.

Infact when ever a firmware update was due you would see many people hopeing for XGC.

As for the disagree of my previous comment? Would you care to step up to the plate and explain why you disagree? Or are you too much of a coward?
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MizTv  +   843d ago
It also isn't behind a paywall
LuvBurger  +   843d ago
I can't get away with that. My bosses already know that I'm going to the midnight launch at my local best buy.
BallsEye  +   843d ago
Xbox360 has 8 people cross-game chat but I've been in situations where more was needed. XO is increasing the number, I don't see why ps4 should do same.
solar  +   843d ago
still dont understand the fascination of years old tech from console players. this isnt a knock, just a o.O
Revolver_X_  +   842d ago
its not a fascination. Trolls wanna go around trying to portray Sony fans jumping for joy. I have not seen it yet. I see Sony fans welcoming the function. Cross chat isnt that important. What would you have Sony fans do? Decline the function addition? No ones running around like Cross chat is the new sliced bread. Xbots get more desperate by the day. The trolling attempts in The Order 1866 article is beyond hilarious
cyclindk  +   842d ago
I'm going with phallic flaccidity as my excuse
Snookies12  +   843d ago
Those white DS4 controllers look awesome...
PS4isKing_82  +   843d ago
I'm really loving those too :) hope we get those along with the blue and red ones soon.
secretcode  +   843d ago
Oh give them a year or two and you'll have any color imaginable. Even "Camo"*.

*Disclaimer: Camo is not an actual color.
ape007  +   843d ago
the DS4 itself look awesome
Destrania  +   843d ago
Yeah, I love that one the most.
ABeastNamedTariq  +   843d ago
Cool! I'm going to love this.

I don't know why, but I imagine myself using this when playing a next-gen Red Dead. Lol.
Majin-vegeta  +   843d ago
Sweet and gotta love that Brady Bunch format ;p.

Now we need to.find out if its behind the paywall or not?
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PS3SUPPORT  +   843d ago
It's not. Sony said already.
DarkBlood  +   843d ago
you way too late with this vegeta like your super sayian 2 transformation you cheated your way out of. lol
yellowgerbil  +   843d ago
Can you do this while say watching netflix? or only gaming?
It'd be cool to watch movies with friends and make fun of terrible movies.
XtraTrstrL  +   843d ago
You should be able to use it while doing just about anything on your PS4.
AceofStaves  +   843d ago
That... sounds like a lot of fun. :)
Sayai jin  +   843d ago
It's a great feature. Been using it for almost 5 years...glad to see it come to a PS console.
digger18  +   843d ago
I hope not.

I'm just getting into a good movie with the wife and some idiot then tries to chat with me. NOT GOOD
HugoDrax  +   843d ago
"It'd be cool to watch movies with friends and make fun of terrible movies"

Was a feature available on XBOX live Netflix years ago. They actually had a party room to watch NETFLIX with you and 3 other friends. Then it vanished after a Netflix update and was never reinstated lol. I remember we watch a terrible movie called Pinocchio's Revenge hahahaha! So terrible.

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Mikelarry  +   843d ago
i would take cross gen play (ps4 users able to play with vita and ps3 gamers on the same game)over chat any day but great functionality none the less for those who will use this
Heisenburger  +   843d ago
In what world is THAT the ultimatum??

Codey47  +   843d ago
The EMPIRE business...
thebudgetgamer  +   843d ago
Still won't use it much, but is cool for those that enjoy that type of stuff.
TechMech2  +   843d ago
A little late, Sony.....
thebudgetgamer  +   843d ago
TechMech2  +   843d ago
Because I've been using cross game chat for years on Xbox,
Brix90  +   843d ago

Troll harder next time bro...
PickAShoe  +   843d ago
ikr, the system is not even out yet.
webeblazing  +   842d ago
better late than never. sony know why they didn't impalement it. its good that its here now even though I never really care enough to complain about it. hate talking to people im not playing with.

I just got a kill in cod. what your doing
I just ran someone over in gta.
ok ill talk to you later.

seriously if its not a quick chat whats the point. you can picture where the conversation is going.
Majin-vegeta  +   843d ago
Yea same can be said about M$ using Blu ray right?But unlike xbox we dont have to pay to use cross chat.
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Omegasyde  +   843d ago
A little late, Microsoft....

alexkoepp  +   843d ago
"Yea same can be said about M$ using Blu ray right?But unlike xbox we dont have to pay to use it."

You don't think some of that $400 is going to pay for the blu-ray player? They just throw that in at their own expense?
Sayai jin  +   843d ago
Majin, comparing blu-ray with cross game chat...several differences. One is a hardware choice and the other is software.

On topic, glad I can use this feature when I am on my PS4.
Destrania  +   843d ago

He was talking about not having to pay for cross-game chat on Playstation compared to Xbone.
Muerte2494  +   843d ago
@Sayai Jin,

Microsoft had the option of integrating HD-DVD into their system to use for games. They chose not to do so, which some would say, led to the fall of HD-DVD. Microsoft ended up making alot of hardware modification with their later releases (wifi), don't see why incorporating an HD-DVD drive was so far-fetched. They wanted to remain cheaper at the cost of losing the format war.

Cross Game Chat on PS3 wasn't possible because Sony had already allocated much of the system RAM to game development. Even if they add it today, all games release prior to it wouldn't work. It would require the OS to use more RAM than what was originally allocated. This would have led to game freezes and crashing.
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SlyFoxC  +   843d ago
@ Sayai jin

its not all software.......the reason that the ps3 does not have x-game chat is because the system doesnt have enough ram

Ram = Hardware

so in theory the reason why sony doenst have x-chat is the same type of situation why the xbox doesnt have blu-ray

both are hardware.

damn it @Muerte2494 beat me to it :(
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Sayai jin  +   843d ago
Muerte and Slyfox thanks for explaining, but I understand fully the details/specs for both systems and why bluray, x-game chat were not implemented respectively. To compare that they are features added to each is true, but still apple and oranges. If you wanted to compare cross game chat with another online feature would be more suitable. My comment for not comparing them was not based on architecture, OS, etc, but more based on the fact that many on this site are going tit-for-tat....MS has this....well Sony has that times 2...but....MS has that times 3...and so on.
KwietStorm  +   843d ago
It wasn't possible on PS3, but some people have been vocal about it, so they're giving it to them now that they can. This 'late' thing is irrelevant.
Bathyj  +   843d ago
So you'd prefer it never came. So you you could complain they dont have it. Right?
TechMech2  +   843d ago
I'd prefer it was there when I bought my ps3 so I wouldn't have to of bought a Xbox 369
alexkoepp  +   843d ago

8 years, jeez almost a decade xbox has had cross game chat...
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Raiden  +   843d ago
The reason was simple not enough RAM, no cross chat.
MEGANE  +   843d ago
Wan me to tell u what a did with all that money u wated for 8 years?.... while I was on the phone or Skype?.... Never mind u probably went through 3 or 4 Xbox 360s so im guessing money is not an issue for u!
Brix90  +   843d ago
And it only took you two generations of consoles and yearly subscriptions of XBL to get dedicated servers....
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Sayai jin  +   843d ago
Why. Why not let PS gamers enjoy this edition.
joeyisback  +   843d ago
A little late Microsoft I've been using blue ray for yrs on PS3
SoulSercher620  +   843d ago
And M$ is late with Blu-Ray what's your point?
thebudgetgamer  +   843d ago
Well I was using dual analog sticks before the Xbox was created, yet they went with that.
Zancruz  +   843d ago
Yeah I said the samething when Microsoft added HDMI Jacks, Build in WIFI, Internet, Blu-ray and ETC.... Still waiting on those controllers with build in rechargeable batteries, oh well maybe Xbox Two. Smh
JoGam  +   843d ago
Better than NEVER!
nosferatuzodd  +   843d ago
We could say the same thing about Microsoft getting blueray see we can do it too
Campy da Camper  +   843d ago
AFAIK, there is no other next gen console that allows cross game chat to be used for no cost. Isn't LIVE party chat behind a paywall?
Hicken  +   843d ago
Do we have to turn this into an "A little late..." contest? Cuz you know Microsoft loses... or wins, since they're later on more stuff.

But hey, whatever consoles your little fanboy heart, right?
T2  +   843d ago
How bout Bluetooth , recharge controllers , and bluray derp
HolyDuck  +   843d ago

Rather use a cable.
solidjun5  +   843d ago
sure you would HolyDuck. Sure you would. *side eye*
GoodnessGreatness  +   843d ago
Microsoft is a too late on games. I've been playing better games on the PS3 already ;)
solidjun5  +   843d ago
Xboxone uses batteries. Seriously troll harder.
ALLWRONG  +   843d ago
8 years! That's how long it took to get a feature others have had since 2005.
Hicken  +   843d ago
Too bad party chat isn't actually that old, though, right? You may have been able to talk to someone playing a different game, but doing so in a group was a late addition.

Not that that even matters to you. Or rather, not that you even knew that.
ALLWRONG  +   843d ago
But cross game chat is that old.

Nice try though.
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Omar91  +   843d ago
Sweeet! The most i'll probably have is like 4 people in one chat though. 8 can get insanely loud
alexkoepp  +   843d ago
Honestly with these 2 new consoles out within a month its kind of pathetic we dont have video of everything they can do UI wise...
KwietStorm  +   843d ago
Confuses me everyday how little both of these companies have detailed their UX. The most we've seen has been off screen crap videos from _________ venue.
Campy da Camper  +   843d ago
Agreed. It boy does it build suspense lol. I'm going bonkers wanting to know Lol.
RobbyGrob  +   843d ago
This is one of the features of the XB360 that i was glad that the PS3 did NOT have.

Playing a game while listening to seven people playing other games and shouting at their team-mates in unison, whom every time they actually say something purposeful to the people in the conference call they'll also disturb the people playing on the server. What a great idea.

Imagine half the people on your team in BF4 or KZSF using this function with their respective friends at the same time. It'll be mute-mania. When you play a multi-player game you should focus entirely on communicating with your team-mates, not screw around with your PSN friends. Nobody wants to hear people's casual shit while playing. The chances of this happening over PSN has just increased tenfold.

Don't get me wrong. I'm a PS fan. But this function is totally useless on a gaming console. When you want to give someone a call, you don't boot up your console and hope that they're online. You call their cell since it's always on and easily accessible. This feature will end up annoying people a lot more than it will come to any good use.

Click Dislike if you enjoy disturbing people and vice versa simultaneously.
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Sayai jin  +   843d ago
No. I am not sure if you ever used cross game chat or if you did your must have been playing with some awfully immature people. I get in party chat a few times a week on the 360 snd never have that problem.

Ending a comment with a loaded statement.
RobbyGrob  +   843d ago
You've never had the problem of your friends talking to people on the server they're playing on while you're trying to listen to what people playing on the server that you're playing on are saying? Your friends must be quite the silent folk then. Why do they even participate in a cross-game chat?

I'm an ex professional gamer and still today a competitive NS2 player, thus i communicate with head-sets in teams on a daily basis and have done so for over ten years. I know what massive amounts of information you must take in from people speaking constantly. Even in teams of six people speak at the same times commonly. Having something like cross-game chat, with the sole purpose of speaking to people while you're in different games, truly has a scary precedence.

How does maturity factor in with this? If people are in a an eight-man conference call while doing different things, how is this not going to disturb the other people in that call as well as the people having to listen in on that call on the server you're playing?

Surely you're in a conference call to talk, actively? You're not asking seven random friends to hear everything you're saying while you're gaming just to feel more social, are you? I don't see how this function can do anything that doesn't result in disturbance.
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RockmanII7  +   843d ago
"I'm an ex professional gamer and still today a competitive NS2 player"

That's your problem, you're not playing to have fun you're playing to win. Think of it as going to a bar, if you just want to sit back and relax it's a great atmosphere but if you're trying to focus on something all the added distractions are obviously going to be a hindrance.
HolyDuck  +   843d ago
@RobbyGrob, you're trying way too hard to troll. Considering you're saying people in your party are talking to people in the server when you know... you can't even talk to people playing the game when in party. Good job with your walls of tect though.
ABeastNamedTariq  +   843d ago
I'm pretty sure that when you're in party/cross game chat, you only hear the people you're chatting with. I could be horribly wrong though, so don't quote me on that!

People could...I don't know.. Have conversations? Catch up? Talk about what they're playing? That's what I'm going to do.

It's just a neat little feature. You don't HAVE to use it.
RobbyGrob  +   843d ago
You don't get my point. OTHER people are going to use it. People on the server i'm on are going to use it, frantically i assume. Teenagers and gangs of drunken fools not giving an F about the focus of the game and just having random conversations going.

Some you could just mute. Some games don't include muting functionality on consoles though. And even if you mute certain people, that's one less person to get important updates from about the situation on the battlefield.

Cross-game chat is madness. I hope they include a feature to automatically mute all who use it. Surely they must realize what a terrible problem with chatter this can turn out to be.
GutZ31  +   843d ago
Robby, you clearly have never used cross game chat. It's main usage is linking your friends from your friends list so you only hear and talk to them, and hear nothing else. It is extremely useful while loading up with a few friends while waiting for the rest to boot up. You are only ever interrupted if you have your party chat open for anyone to join, which even if you do, it's really your friends that are being pricks just joining the party if they arnt playing the game you and your team are.
Cross game chat works wonders in muting everything else, but your party members.
Ashby_JC  +   843d ago
You are incorrect.

Let me st you straight and others who have not used cross game chat.

When you are in a party with 2-8 people you only can hear those in your party.

So say im in a party and I am playing COD etc...I wont hear the players in COD I will hear the people in my party.

Games like halo took advantage if the function. You can join MP with your party and stay together. And you could actually see if someone was in a party in the lobby.

Im very curious how sony will implement it with the PS4.

It is a very useful tool with friends.
xActionBasturdx  +   843d ago
Its simple when you need to communicate to your team switch to game chat while playing multiplayer. Not that complicated to figure out genious no need to throw hate to this feature. As an xbox gamer i mainly use party chat when im not playing multiplayer games
Campy da Camper  +   843d ago
If you're playing a game and others in the lobby are in chat you will not hear them. Chat is a close-ended communication. The only people who can talk AND hear are those in chat. This will actually cut down on noise pollution in lobby's. The more in chat the less talking in lobby.
Hicken  +   843d ago
I get the point you made in follow-up comments, but that's not exactly the picture you painted with the original comment.

Yes, party chat (potentially) ruins multiplayer games, because people will be playing while talking to folks who are doing something else entirely. That's really bad for any sort of strategy, which is how I prefer to play my shooters, in particular(I'm a pretty good tactician).

But you wouldn't be able to hear the others in their parties. That's what being in a party is all about.
n4rc  +   843d ago
Obviously someone that's never been on a 360...

You can't be in game chat and party chat at the same time... If they are in your party, that's it... They aren't talking to people in their game too
T2  +   843d ago
Hey I agree with you for once ! Yes if u havent used party chat u only invite your friends ,so it eliminates inane chatter thats the whole point
n4rc  +   843d ago
First time for everything.. Lol
Deadpoolio  +   843d ago
Ummmm in a party chat you only hear the people in your PARTY....Not every single person in the game your playing you can't hear them they can't hear you otherwise they would be IN THE PARTY ALSO
NateCole  +   843d ago
Same with me. I mute those with headset. It is a great feature for those that wanted it though
mhunterjr  +   843d ago
Man, what you are describing isn't a typical use case for cross-chat. Generally, it comes in handy when trying to coordinate gaming sessions.

For example, I use it in gta online all the time. I might come online and see that I have 2friends playing GTA single player, 2 playing GTA online, and 1 playing Nba2k14 We'll all jump in a group chat, and decide that when one of unlocks a 6 player mission, we'll join each other. After a few minutes, I unlock one, and with a single button press, send an invite to all members of the cross-chat.

It's a very useful feature. And really never plays out the way you described it. Sounds like you've never experienced it. If it wasn't proven to be useful, Sony wouldn't be implementing it.

As far as it ruining multiplayer experiences, or having to mute people that are using it, that's just not true. If I'm playing COD and one of my teammates is using party chat, I can't hear him. From my perspective, it's as if he's already muted. So I'm never forced to listen to anyone else's side conversations. As far as others ruining party chat, that doesn't happen either, as most are only open to friends or via invite.
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sarshelyam  +   843d ago
I can see the complaint but you pick the party, so that says a lot. I would have 3 or 4 friends in a Chat, TOPS, and realistically we'd all be playing the same game because that's really the only time I want to be talking to these guys all at once. Otherwise, we're all just a phone call away.

I see this as being a far better tool to optimize voice chat for companies that seam to have issues with it in the first place. Terraria...buggy as hell on PS3 where their internal voice-chat is concerned. Defiance? Same deal, often requiring multiple sign-off/sign-on attempts simply to get it running. Sony is simply creating a backdoor for ease and I'm all for it.
XB1_PS4  +   842d ago
When you're in party chat, you can't talk to the people on the server, only people in the party.. So no, I've never been bothered by the people in my party talking to people outside of the party, because they're not stupid. They talk to me, or others in the party.. And when I'm competitively gaming, I leave the party. That's an option that I have.

I am not forced to sit in a party that I do not want to be in. It's hard to admit when you're wrong, so I don't expect you to reply in an agreeing manner.

Dislike if you're robbygrob.
Crazay  +   843d ago
OK, this is good but... I'm left with one question..8 whole people?
thejigisup  +   843d ago
I'm pretty sure the 8 half people proposal didn't go so well.
Dante81  +   843d ago
Why, are your friends hobbits?
isarai  +   843d ago
It's been confirmed for the longest, but 8 people? that's a lot of chatter
Zancruz  +   843d ago
Never liked cross game chat, It's dumb and pointless... I hope Sony lets me block or turn it off, IF you're not in my multiplayer game why do I need to talk to Somebody? And like I wanna be disturbed with mindless chatter while playing a single player game? It's always been pointless having random people jump in your party and start talking while you and you team is strategizing or relaying information.
Dante81  +   843d ago
I thought in this day and age, everyone liked to text. I would have loved this feature(party chat) when I was a teenager, though.
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Zancruz  +   843d ago
Lol, No I like talking to someone when theres a reason... Cross game chat is annoying and can be easly used by cheaters. I seen it happen all the time on 360, Personally I liked the voice messages. I hope they add that.
Brix90  +   843d ago

Already confirmed
isarai  +   843d ago
It's not pointless when you have friends and family that game often, then you can talk to them without using up your cellphone and not having to be playing the same game. it's handy for those that have real people to talk to
Dante81  +   843d ago
If you're playing as a recon in BF4 and a pilot asks you to mark an enemy helicopter, how are you going to hear him if you're dicking around with your friends?
Zancruz  +   843d ago
And that's what a Phones or Chatrooms are for, Sony's had it long before Microsoft added Party chat and etc... IF I'm playing a game or watching a movie guess what I'm trying to do?! I'm trying to enjoy it, not listen too crap that's coming out of somebody's mouth taking my attention away from my experience.
isarai  +   843d ago

Well sorry i like chatting with my friends and family. using a phone while gaming sucks ass, and i don't want to completely stop playing just to talk to someone. i game quite a bit, so people calling me to chat while i'm in the middle of a game is common, i'm not going to hang up on them or stop my game completely just to talk to them, this just makes it simpler
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Ashby_JC  +   843d ago

THen its simple. DONT use the feature.

I have used it a few times on the 360 but havent lately. Its a choice. You dont like it. Cool.

But there are going to be allot on the PS4 who never used the feature for the 360 who are going to like it allot.

Also...if you are playing a game that you need to talk with people in that least on the can leave and join back to a party at any time. For you since you think the feature is pointless then you wont have to worry as you WONT be using it.
Campy da Camper  +   843d ago
What I do like is the party feature. See, you get buddies all in one chat lobby then go and play killzone. Now all u hear are your teammates/friends. No more screaming brats...ever.
RockmanII7  +   843d ago
It sounds like you take games extremely seriously, there are people who just sit back and play to have fun and this is for them.
KwietStorm  +   843d ago
You hope they let you block or turn it off? You mean like not use it?
mhunterjr  +   843d ago
What are you talking about? People don't randomly jump in your party... It's friends only or invite only.

Rarely is it mindless chatter, it's mostly used to create a clear channel for you and your teammates (cut out the brats, racists, etc), or in between games to coordinate gaming sessions between people who are playing different games...
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Raiden  +   843d ago
You will adapt to cross chat and game chat. To me the chat function is like making along distance call with no charges everyday for 5 plus hours.
-EvoAnubis-  +   843d ago
Which I do all the time via Hangouts on Google+. Only difference is that Hangouts supports more people at the same time AND you get video as well.
Zancruz  +   843d ago
Opps wrong person
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Dante81  +   843d ago
wrong reply
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demonddel  +   843d ago
They have to pay Microsoft to use this feature same as Microsoft have to pay Sony to use Bluray
AceBlazer13  +   843d ago
sense is lacking in this comment
Angels3785  +   843d ago
You are the dumbest idiot......I think my IQ just dropped reading that statement.....

Unlike cross game chat (which in itself is not owned by Microsoft in any way) Blu-Ray is CO-owned by sony
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Angels3785  +   843d ago
How adult of you.

Just like the one is on your side
LMFAO he said, "I'll take your lunch money" xDD

This ain't Middle school dude lmao
TKCMuzzer  +   842d ago
That comment is so bad I cant tell whether your taking the mick or not. If your serious then honestly, hang your head in shame.....
Viking_Socrates  +   843d ago
Pretty cool, it's one the biggest things I like about the Xbox 360.
RobbyGrob  +   843d ago
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drsfinest72  +   843d ago
Microsoft- "been there, done that " waited a whole gen to implement this feature? Lol
Campy da Camper  +   843d ago
MS party chat = 60 bucks a year
Sony party chat = free.

I'll go with waiting 3 weeks for free version.
RockmanII7  +   843d ago
So are we just ignoring that PSN+ is required to play PS4 online? No one pays the money for the cross game chat, if that's all you wanted you would just use Skype.
strickers  +   843d ago
PS + is not required on free to play games.
ALLWRONG  +   843d ago
But it is required to play online now
Thatlalala  +   843d ago
Exactly. Welcome to the true social online gaming experience, something some of us are not only use to, but could not imagine it any other way. Only took 6 years.
Campy da Camper  +   843d ago
How much have you spent to play online and use party chat for 6 years 350 bucks? Pass.
koolaid251  +   843d ago
Who buys a console to play free 2 play games?
himdeel  +   843d ago
I use it now on my Vita, but never more than four people because its too much chatter.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   843d ago
Crowing about a feature another console had since last gen.

Fanboys please.
XisThatKid  +   843d ago
Some people like this feature but if it gets in the way of communicating with my team mates or complicates that it isn't welcomed by me but I will deal.

Yea I should be playing in clans or what ever but if I'm playing by my self and hop in a TDM or more complex objective based game and half my team is in cross chats will I still be able to communicate with them? As them with me? if so we will still have to hear half the other convo going on or they are completely cut off damned if you do damned if you don't kind of thing. But I do want it in our community for the people that thirst for it but I can't help but to feel I'm going to suffer from it. At some point I'm sure I can enjoy it as well but communication is very big with me in my team based games especially Killzone hopefully proxy chat will return.
mhunterjr  +   843d ago
If you're playing a serious objective based game, your teammates probably won't be in a cross chat. If they are, it will be one exclusive to you and your teammates, which is useful for cutting out banter from the opposing team.

In the rare event that you have a teammate who is in a cross-chat, you will not hear his conversation. It will appear to you that he is muted, or doesn't have a mic.
XisThatKid  +   841d ago
That my point if I wanted to play with randoms this may just decrease the chance of active mics in my games. I may never be able to play a randoms game effectively but like I said I'll deal. thanks for the info though.
mhunterjr  +   841d ago
I probably should have added that nowadays, with shooters, developers disable cross chat for team based game types.
josephayal  +   843d ago
More than enough
RockmanII7  +   843d ago
8 people was a given since that's what Xbox 360 has, I wouldn't have been surprised to see 12/16 honestly.
MasterCornholio  +   843d ago
Cool and its not behind a paywall.

But that won't affect me since I already have plus.

Nexus 7 2013
RealGamerspeaks  +   843d ago
lmao ass off yes it is dum asss you pay for ps+ now... get the facts right fanboy
MasterCornholio  +   843d ago
"Cross game chat and other media functions won’t require the subscription. This includes services like Netflix."

You were saying?

Nexus 7 2013
RealGamerspeaks  +   843d ago
OMG new feature 8 player cross game chat oh wait x360 had that seven years ago......
MrZweistein  +   843d ago
Welcome to the club, it is nice that you have implemented it, finally!
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SuperSquirrel  +   843d ago
8-player cross game chat will be a welcome addition, just hope it's not allowed during competitive play online or it will kill the craic.
_LarZen_  +   843d ago
That's going to be really nice! About time!

But I think the XBO is going to have the upper hand on this part as Skype will allow gamers to chat with anyone regardless of platform while they play.

Now one can have a group chat with people playing PC and XBO, or any device that has Skype.
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