Cross-game Chat Confirmed for PS4

Sony has confirmed that a very vital feature that was absent on PS3 will be available on the PS4.

Cross-game chat which couldn’t be put on the PS3 due to RAM limitations and considering it’s a feature the fanbase has been asking for a lot, Sony has finally put it on their next-generation system, PS4.

The system has a lot of social features and will be bundled with a mic as well, to increase online banter. Xbox 360 had this feature and that made it a de facto system for online gaming, but that could change this generation.

Here’s what Sony had to say about the system’s social features. The system supports live internet streaming services, and it’s possible to join games as well.

“PS4 also enhances social spectating by enabling gamers to broadcast their gameplay in real-time to friends using live internet streaming services such as Ustream,” the official statement read.

“During live broadcasts, friends can make comments on the streamed gameplay and, if a gamer gets stuck on a challenging level, friends can also join the game in completely new ways.  For example, friends can offer health potions or special weapons when a player needs them most during actual gameplay.

“Furthermore, users can connect their Facebook account with Sony Entertainment Network account.  Through PS4, users are able to deepen their connections through co-op play or “cross-game chat”.”

This is great news for people who didn’t buy the PS3 due to this feature’s absence.