When I’m playing a game, I generally get so absorbed that I can’t respond to simple questions like “how are you?” or “why aren’t you in the kitchen?”. But some people are chatty gamers, and like to talk to friends while playing games, even if those friends are playing different games. Those getting a PS4 will be able to do just that.
Sid Shuman, manager of Social Media as Sony Computer Entertainment, confirmed cross-game party chat. In the comments section of a blog post about Killzone: Shadow Fall, Shuman replied to a question about cross-game and party chat:
Party Voice Chat will support up to 8 players on PS4, like PS Vita.
This means that people in your party chat room can all chat, whether they’re using the PS4 to play Killzone or Knack, or watching a video/listening to music. As long as the party people are logged into PSN, up to 8 people can happily talk to their heart’s content.
Great news for all the chatty Cathys who want to talk to each other regardless of which game they’re playing. But please, don’t invite me to your party chat – I will just be grunting non-committal sounds until you go away.
Last Updated: October 22, 2013