PS3 Gets New Invite System


"Yaster, part of SCEE's community team, has detailed the PS3's new Invite System. It's pretty slick, especially if you're a regular user of the text chat facility built into the PS3's XMB.

How does it work? It's simple: get into a Chat Room, load up a supported game and click the relevant option (for Bioshock 2, this is "Manage Invites". From there, select the empty box at the top as normal."

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Blaze9292751d ago

does anyone really even use the chat room?

BeaArthur2751d ago

Blaze929...I think I have used it once.

LukaX232751d ago

I can't believe this got approved... This is SO OLD! I've been using this since DiRT 2. I'm sorry, but TSA seriously failed with this post.

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Ravage272751d ago

my KZ2 clan uses it everyday and it's always going to be useful because some people prefer typing to chatting (esp. those who can read and write but are not fluent in spoken English)

WildArmed2751d ago

I use it often. (Demons Souls, WKC, R2, etc etc)
Mainly to get people together into a room, then we usually drop the room after we have our mics up and running.
Since it's alot faster then sending msgs. It's alot lighter on the Ps3 vs Texting Msging.

evrfighter2751d ago

jeez when are the consoles going to get a program like ventrilo or teamspeak. Both of those have been around for over a decade now.

TheDudeAbides2751d ago (Edited 2751d ago )

using chat room doesnt sound too slick

Playstation Live, please :) im not complaining, but still chat room is archaic

LoVeRSaMa2751d ago

Me and my clan use the chat rooms alot, its like having a "Party" system, I make all of them idle there when the Ps3 is on, its easier to talk to lots of players at the same time, and talk when dead on COD.

I think they will turn the chat system into a kinda of party system, now with a new way to invite, its looking more and more like that..

SullyDrake2751d ago

This is the only thing that 360 has over PS3. IMO the XMB is more slick and responsive than the dashboard, but the 360's cross-game chat and party systems are awesome. It's such a hassle to play with friends on PS3, more than it needs to be.

C'mon Sony, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Microsoft already copied your controller last gen, so they owe you a feature; please give us cross-game chat/party support.

monkey6022751d ago

Anyone who plays Socom likely uses the text chat. It's a cheap way of talking to each other when you've been killed off.
Yes I am guilty of doing this regularly

swiftshot932751d ago

I agree. We need a universal party system and a universal way to invite friends. Make the friends list better so that its easier to connect with friends. Thats all thats missing from the PS3. We know they can do it for God's sake, just do it Sony!

Lemmiwinks2751d ago

fix the god damn censorship on that chat or at least allow people that arent 3 years old to turn censorship off.....playing demons souls couldnt even say soul sucker.....sucker***...the most random sh*t gets censored using chat. while using it for the first time my jaw literally dropped, using chat for the ps3 is by far the most painful experience ever. words that arent evn bad get bleeped out its so frustrating tryin to communicate with people...thats probably why no one uses i thought the majority of ps3 owners were teenagers and above yet your not aloud to say suck or sucker and the messed up unbelieveble list of words you cant say in ps3 text chat goes on...... like come bout give us cross game voice chat is it that hard of a feature to implement ill give you five bucks if you include it....while playing demons souls was my first and only encounter with text chat....i wanted to phone sony and ream them out...

TheDudeAbides2751d ago

Party system, cross game chat, party system, cross game chat, party system, cross game chat, party system, cross game chat, party system, cross game chat, party system, cross game chat.

It's all PSN needs, universal party system, that work with all games and cross game chat plus better servers managed by Sony. I like PSN being free, but Sony f'd up not doing unified online service. Say whatever you wanna say about XBL, its childish, or whatever. But you gotta admit it makes playing and communicating with friends super easy and flowless. Sony may say PSN is fine, Sony is adding features but when it comes to the core experience, they're still behind and with this kind of workarounds I don't expect them to implement those features anytime soon...

I like ps3 and free online far better than Xbox and its stuff, I complain a lot about Xbox and what not, but whatever they do, they do it the proper way and it works the way it is supposed to work.

So please SONY face the facts, and step up, do something about with the PS4 launch.

Raz2751d ago

Nice that they're paying attention to such details, but frankly, with only Bioshock 2 supporting it...yeah. As with the SixAxis motion control, if devs don't get on board and make it work, it's gonna crash and burn. It'd be nice if there was something like this that *didn't* put the onus on the developers.

@1.14 "I complain a lot about Xbox and what not, but whatever they do, they do it the proper way and it works the way it is supposed to work."

Dude, really? Two words: hardware failure.

pixelsword2751d ago

It's just not good enough to pay for, is all.

Really though, no one should pay for online services after the initial internet bill.

But, from what I hear *(rumor, nothing to do with actual facts) Sony will be getting cross-game chat for a fee, but if true, Sony would have justified XBL, period.

We'll see, though: anything's possible.

evrfighter2751d ago (Edited 2751d ago )

gaming dev's don't even have to support this. It's a simple concept. A small, simple standalone background app that runs as a background process in the ps3/360 where you're allowed to invite friends to your comm channel. The only issue would be bandwidth but at least the option would be there.

It doesn't have to be flashy but jeezus this HAS to be one of the next steps if Sony or M$ want to up the online gaming experience. Being able to talk to your friends no matter what game you're playing along with having the option of disabling in-game voice so the 12 year olds and the people blasting music in their mic the entire round are muted. Making for a better time playing with the people you want to play with.

Of course the next revolutionary step for consoles would be making dedicated servers the standard but that will be if M$ or Sony ALLOW you guys to have it.

If this sounds like worthwhile experience then I believe you may be looking for the pc experience.

arny2751d ago

how long does it take sony to make a chat room everything except for the ps3 has a chat room

Lemmiwinks2751d ago

dude we get it you bang your pc's front headphone jack every night.....i like how in every article whether it has anything to do with the pc or not you just have to say the pc is superior some how lol....

otherZinc2751d ago

This is absolutely terrible! SONY needs to be kicked in the head for letting this go public.

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BigKev452751d ago

Blah, it's not touching Xbox Live.

Jok3r2751d ago (Edited 2751d ago )

Well, I have been "screaming" for a long time now in Us.Playstation.Forum for an Invite-system like Xbox Live.
When playing Uncharted 2 I find it very irretating (as basically all PS3 games Multiplayer)
Sony... Just do this ..ok??
-Press the "Home-button"/" Guide-button"
-Scroll Friendlist
-Hit Square-button for instant Game-invite
-When receiving an Game-invite I would like to be able to hit the Home-button to directly be able to "Join Game"/Accept Game Invite from the message
Bascially, All who have played Xbox 360/LIVE know what I´m talking about!


mcnablejr2751d ago

i pay for a console, yet cant pay for live idea.. how pathetic.

Fishy Fingers2751d ago (Edited 2751d ago )

I pay for xbox Live, I have since it launched on day one. Doesn't mean I have to be happy about it when everyone else offers online gaming for free.

Console/game/internet connection, should be enough.

mcnablejr2751d ago

live- £3.00 a month-amazing service- plain to see its way beyond its competition

psn. (free) -an awful service. with home (which everyone knos is a joke)

wii( fail)

raztad2751d ago (Edited 2751d ago )


Call me when Live has lag free games on dedicated servers. Meanwhile I'll be playing MAG.

saint_john_paul_ii2751d ago

if you want this invite system for Uncharted 2, then get other people to go on Naughty Dog's Webpage and be loud about it, heck i'll join you.

other than that, this feature should be mandated now.

Jok3r2751d ago

Do you agree that Xbox Lives "Function" (Crossgame-chat, way better invite-system, WAY better quality of ingame-chat, be able to look at Gamercards etc) is superior to PSN in every way?
Because I think so, and I know I´m not alone.!

Sure PLAYING online is just the same on both consoles but how much PS3-fans mabye hate Xbox 360 etc, there is NO deny that Xbox Live is way superior as it is now, and I frankly thinks that the 30 dollars I pay for Live for a year is justified...

Now I am angry at Microsoft for a couple of reasons and dont have a 360 right now.(Playing Uncharted 2, BEST GAME EVER!!!) But god I miss Xbox Live when playing Uncharted 2 Multiplayer!

Fishy Fingers2751d ago (Edited 2751d ago )

Live is great, but much of the features are irrelevant to me and frankly nothing more than whats possible on a PC, once again, for free. I just want to play my games online, something you should not be forced to pay for in my opinion, if your happy, good for you, but those who arent are in no way "pathetic" as you call it.

Xbox Live should be MSs and the 360s selling point, not it's way to spin a profit.

I'm not here to argue over such things, your opinion is yours, mine is mine, there's no changing that.

SL1M DADDY2751d ago

I love the whole, "I pay for a game and yet have to pay to play the online portion of it" discussion. People who like to simply play online and play games online with friends find nothing wrong with the simplicity that Sony offers. What they offer is online gaming with friends for free. With Live you get all of that and then some but have to pay. In the end, the free option to get the online portion of a game you already spent 60 bucks on is more appealing to some. If not to you then by all means, keep on paying but don't hate on those who like a free online gaming network over the pay for play service.

maniacmayhem2751d ago

World of Warcraft says Hi

Godmars2902751d ago

How exactly is PSN an "awful" service? There isn't cross game invites and voice chat and that's it.

Unless you can come up with something more than your want for it to be an awful service.