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Rumor: The PS4 Camera Automatically Broadcasts In-Game Chat

PS4 users are reporting that the PS Camera automatically broadcasts in-game chat. It's reported that a Sony rep has confirmed this, but there's no tangible proof at this point.

Update:

Sony support confirmed there's no way to keep in-game players from hearing you talk without alltogether disabling voice commands or unplugging the camera.

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us_army1046d ago

seriously... He was playing an online match, where most games automatically will use voice chat if a mic is detected. You can either disable chat in said game, or just unplug the camera.... It isnt required to play

Mr_cheese1046d ago

Down vote the article and the site, that's all we need to do. N4G is getting a bit lapse lately.

Narutone661046d ago

The website is igameresponsibly.com, should be changed to ireportfud.com.

GuyThatPlaysGames1046d ago

@Mr_cheese Lately? You mean for the past few years right?

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1046d ago

Why down vote the website? Because it said something bad about your precious PS4?

Kaneda1045d ago (Edited 1045d ago )

Sony fanboys, are you sure your PSeye camera is not on? Shuhei Yoshida is watching you.. muuuhhahahahahahaaa.

unplug it! Welcome to next gen!

Dee_911045d ago

the cam for ps3 did the same thing... you could disable it though.These so called "journalist" should do their research.

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AngelicIceDiamond1046d ago

@nevin

Sounds like it, but we don't know if this is 100% true though.

Thatguy-3101046d ago

It's true since the camera is detected the mic automatically works when you enter an online match. You could go to the settings and disable it to avoid it from making it the default mic. Don't know how this is news worthy since the ps3 did the same thing when the ps eye was connected.

PoSTedUP1046d ago

yeah i was gonna say, my ps3 Eye was my mic and when it read my bluetooth it would automatically switch.

you think i should test it out for you guys? like make some threats over voice chat and see if the feds show up?? : D?

Drekken1046d ago

WOAH WAIT A MINUTE! Are you telling me that having an open mic plugged into your system will automatically broadcast your voice in chat?

Nothing to see here people, just over reactors. Move along.

Utalkin2me1046d ago

If the PS4 doesn't recognize a mic then it was default use the Eye as a mic unless you disable it in the settings. People and grasping at straws...lol

n4gusername1046d ago

I could not find a way to just disable in the settings. I was with support on another issue and they told me to unplug it to turn it off.

THamm1046d ago

Umm Kinect does the same as well

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Drekken1046d ago

Why aren't accounts like edonus just banned on spot? Why must we be subjected to gutter wit like "brickstation"? Lets clean up the trash.

Brix901046d ago

I have a Kinect does the same shit nothing new...I just unplug PS camera when not using it simple solution.

Kryptix1046d ago

@Drekken

I don't think the mods ever look at the comments cause edonus would of been banned a long time ago for trolling.

THamm is actually correct, the Kinect does the same thing. If a headset isn't plugged in, the console automatically uses the camera for online chatting unless unplugged or turned off.

MarkusMcNugen1046d ago

@Drekken

Wouldnt the same rule then be applied to people who call the Xbox One the Xbone?

Biggest1046d ago

Xbox + One = Xbone. How did you come to the conclusion that the abbreviation is negative?

bigboi2121046d ago

Kinect has to be turned on in settings as chat mic. It is not the default.

Kryptix1046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

@bigboi

My bad for the mistake...thought it would always be on as a mic since it was set to always listen for commands and words originally. Talking about Kinect 2.0.

Pro_TactX1046d ago

@Biggest

Come on now, you know that "Xbone" is intended to be derogatory. If people simply wanted to use an abbreviation it would be less keystrokes to use "XB1", or "XBO".

falviousuk1046d ago

No it doesnt, you can mute kinect so that it doesnt broadcast voice. Try doing some research before you throw out rubbish comments like that

Condemnedman1045d ago

Yes but soooo much better.

PurpHerbison1045d ago

It only took 13 comments for someone to bring up the Xbox. Stay classy N4G, you always do.

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SL1M DADDY1046d ago

And in other news, water, it's wet...

Robdeagle1045d ago

You better hope news outlets don't see this comment or it's gonna be on the 5:00 news

frostypants1046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

So...it does what Kinect has done for ages? As with Kinect, you turn the stupid thing off. Problem solved.

FanboyKilla1046d ago

Actually, kimect doesnt work like that. I have it. Thats just bad design. What do expect from a tac on devive. Kinect is way more advanced than playstation spy umm i mean eye, umm camera.

frostypants1046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

BS. I have a Kinect (well, technically it's sitting in a box right now), and it DOES broadcast as a standard open mic by default if you do not turn it off. That's what this is about. You don't know what you're talking about.

falviousuk1046d ago

You can still turn kinects ic off though, it appears from early reports that you cant do this for the pseye if its plugged in.

Treezy5041046d ago

Jesus really, the PlayStation 4 camera has a built in mic and so did the last one. The mic is going to broadcast because if it's plugged in that is it's purpose. Guess how you disabled the PS3 eye mic? You unplugged it or went into your settings manually and shut it off, just like with the PS4 camera. People are freakig out over nothing.

LordDhampire1046d ago

Y 2 K, NSA is watching us

BallsEye1046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

Now that is annoying... seems sony forgot about a lot of important stuff, like this and 4th "leg" to make console stable...wobble woblle.

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Crazay1046d ago

Hmmm....Not sure what to say/think about this.

hankmoody1046d ago

It's a rumor. Treat it as such until a proper confirmation arises.

XB1_PS41046d ago

It's safe to say that it actually is true.. It's not a spy thing happening.. It's just being used as a mic to chat online with.. They put that in other words to make it sound bad, and everyone freaks.

Sitdown1046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

Spygate 2.0; Sony is listening in to my mediocre conversations about my day. Red Alert! Call 911! The all seeing eye also listens. Wait, where are all the conspiracy theorist?

Rebuttle: Its not mandatory to have the eye kinected. :-/

AngelicIceDiamond1046d ago

@Sit

"Spygate 2.0; Sony is listening in to my mediocre conversations about my day. Red Alert! Call 911! The all seeing eye also listens. Wait, where are all the conspiracy theorist?"

Right here.

http://n4g.com/news/1264001...

http://n4g.com/news/1266026...