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PS4 to get cross-platform party chat with PS Vita, Yoshida confirms

Monday, 26 August 2013 15:45 GMT By Sherif Saed

Playstation 4 users will be able to invite friends playing on PS Vita to a cross-platform party chat. Sony’s President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida confirmed the feature when answering a fan question on Twitter. The confirmation comes after the announced a price cut at gamescom for the Vita. Thanks, Destructoid.

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25 Comments

  1. ps3fanboy

    the future is here, suck it up xbots!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. merrc

    Does that mean potential online fps action via remote play? Like bf4? :O

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Professor Zoom

    #1 Shut up, ps3fanboy.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ps3fanboy

    @3 getta outta her xbox nerd, you lost ps4 won DEAL WITH IT!

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Dendroball

    I swear some moderation is needed, it’s not like I’m expecting censorship but some comments here should not be published as it doesn’t bring anything of value and only serves flame bait purposes.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. tracyis300

    Thats pretty cool!… Well, for people that game on the go, and pay for the 3g services. Unless your using WiFi or have your own hotspot. Ether way, its still cool. Hahaha

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Sherif Saed

    @2 The feature works for cross-platform titles, not Remote Play.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. wally10975

    @7 well using common sense, if the PS4 is running a cross-game chat, you will most likely be able to continue that via remote play on the vita. I’d imagine either Shuhei or another Sony exec will clarify sooner or later.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. KAP

    @1

    +preach lol

    #9 2 years ago
  10. lexph3re

    Actually I think it is what it says it is. That you can chat with friends in party chat on PS4 or Vita. Which is pretty cool but I honestly just don’t care that much for party chat.

    I use it only when I am playing a game with a friend or just talking to them. Rarely do I use it while playing different games. It annoys the hell out of me.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Professor Zoom

    #4 How? Almost all the great games are coming to the X1. You can’t say you’ve just won based on an E3 conference, you still write like it’s the months of June, change the date, you’re in August now, next gen haven’t even started There’s a tremendous amount of content coming to X1 and 360. FIFA is gonna have exclusive content, Madden is gonna have exclusive content, Battlefield is gonna have have exslusive content, Call of Duty is gonna have exlwuive content, all the great games and developers have X1 as their first priority to make games. Dead Rising 3, Titanfall, Left 4 Dead 3, Ryse, Sunset Overdrive. You name it, all the great games are coming to X1, those games will sell the console in great numbers so it’s truly gonna be the number 1 next gen console on the market when it launches and it has a much bigger launch line up than the Ps4.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. wally10975

    @11 Xbox has “timed” exclusives for major third-party titles, and FIFA has an exclusive “Legends” pack for Ultimate Team. The major titles are being built for PC, because these consoles are PC’s with a different OS, or in the Xbox’s case, 3 OS’, but the architecture is essentially the same. Both companies will have their major exclusives, and each company will have their failures. PS4 may be faster out of the gate, due to the marketing failures that Microsoft has committed, but in the long run, as gamers we are in for more of the same. This generation will have parity, just as the previous generations have, and we need it. We need it because that drives competition, which drives innovation, which is obviously a good thing. We need both the Xbox One and the PS4 to succeed.

    PS: The PS4′s launch lineup is much bigger than the Xbox One’s, but launch is peas compared to the hopefully 10 yr life cycle these consoles will have. Longevity is key.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Lengendaryboss

    @11
    1 of those games doesn’t publicly exist, timed exclusives, Titanfall not exclusive, games with exclusive content are timed and nevertheless still available on other platforms so doesn’t make Xbox One different. As always inaccuracy in your posts.

    Wanna try again?

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Professor Zoom

    #12 This sentence doesn’t make any sense to me:

    ”Xbox has “timed” exclusives for major third-party titles,”

    Ryse, Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Titanfall, Fable, Killer Instinct, Project Spark, Below, Quantum Break and D4, none of these are ”timed” exclusives. If you’re talking about DLC being timed, then yes there might be some Call of Duty and Battlefield DLC that are timed, but both Madden and Fifa have exclusive and non timed content that makes the console the first priority to play these games. The Xbox is the number 1 priority to make games to, that’s why is has so many exclusive third party games releasing on it and why almost all the fantastic publishers are launching their DLC first on the console, to see if it sells there and port it to the second class systems only if it sold good on Xbox.

    Sony have far from as many third party exclusives as Microsoft, they have only about 5, and a few couple of first party exclusives.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. lexph3re

    I like seeing people list games they never tried as fantastic exclusives. XD it always tickles me especially when they mention games that have no real info like Sunset, Project Spark, D4, and Quantum Break.

    Also, then never want to talk about the oppositions “timed” content either.

    Lastly, be realistic. Developers aren’t releasing on the Xbone timed exclusives because it’s superior. They are releasing it because MS paid for it. HUGE difference there for you

    #15 2 years ago
  16. CycloneFox

    @14: Sure, Microsoft has only timed exclusives. Except for some first party titles, of course. Titan Fall is no exclusive, Quantum Break will be, like Alan Wake, a timed exclusive, for sure. Dead rising will be multiplat with the next part again, for sure, too.
    The difference between Sony and Microsoft ist, first, that Sony is in the gaming industry for longer and has more first gaming studios, so they can deliver games for three platforms at the same time. And, secondly, alot of day-one exclusive third-party games are Japanese and Japanese gaming publishers rarely rerelease their games later for other platfors, especially not for the Xbox.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. melonbuster1

    Ps4 launch is full of indie crap ware games .. that shit doesn’t count. . Come on a bunch of garbage games from someone’s basement doesn’t make a dent in the armor of Microsoft. . Get real games sony.. killzone lol its by far the worst fps at launch. Bf4 cod. Easily best it

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Professor Zoom

    #16 Titanfall is a next gen exclusive, if you wanna play it on the PC, then you’d have to pay a high price for a gaming PC and even play it on a little screen all the time with a chair that injures your back. Alan Wake never released on the Ps3, they only tried it on Xbox to see if it sells there and port it to the second class if it sold good. If you have any evidence for Dead Rising being timed exclusive, then you might wanna share it with us, even if it was timed, it just proves that Capcom prioritizes the Xbox to release their games to see how it sells.

    ”The difference between Sony and Microsoft ist, first, that Sony is in the gaming industry for longer”

    Lol, Microsoft has been in the games industry since the first Windows PC got released.

    ”and has more first gaming studios, so they can deliver games for three platforms at the same time.”

    That doesn’t mean that they have more exclusives than Microsoft, if they can bring software, they can bring software, if they can’t they can’t. Can’t be that hard. I don’t wanna buy a console for how it looks or how ”sleeker” it is. I buy it for software and nobody’s interested to buy a handheld that is charged 300$ for, you can buy a Google store game for 5$ and enjoy it as much as a DS or PSV game.

    ”And, secondly, alot of day-one exclusive third-party games are Japanese and Japanese gaming publishers rarely rerelease their games later for other platfors, especially not for the Xbox.”

    You’re talking about a country that’s in the far east, with a vastly different culture and that only releases their games in their own country and mostly have success there. Change your radar we’re in the west and I’m mostly talking about western gaming. I don’t know what happens in Japan or what games they’re freaking there, I don’t even care.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Professor Zoom

    ”I like seeing people list games they never tried as fantastic exclusives. XD it always tickles me especially when they mention games that have no real info like Sunset, Project Spark, D4, and Quantum Break.”

    They talked a lot about those games in the previeous conference and exhibitions. A gameplay video should be enough to feel how good a game is.

    ”Developers aren’t releasing on the Xbone timed exclusives because it’s superior.

    No they are prioritizing. Xbox 360 sold much better than Ps3 in the US.

    ”They are releasing it because MS paid for it. HUGE difference there for you”

    Evidence please?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Lengendaryboss

    @18
    Again you can’t extend the definition of exclusive to only next gen, forgetting PC/Xbox 360 releases. Thats not how exclusive works. Capcom got paided by MS this has nothing to do with picking sides.

    Wanna go again?

    #20 2 years ago
  21. wildBoar

    This comment’s section is just pure gold… C’mon guys, just buy whatever box you want and leave it at that. They’re both pretty cool, and other people’s opinions shouldn’t matter for the things you do for enjoyment anyways.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Unknown_Gamer

    I’m sure the derps here will regret for not buying the PS4 , Let those *Timed Exclusives* appeals for a limited time idiots

    if you made your own Decision from now and you put all you trust on M$ don’t even dare to touch the PS4 , stay away from our Hardcore fanbase and be the whiny little b#$% who have fun with grown up 12 years old’s who loves shooters and put their own interest on M$ A$$

    BTW There’s 180 Games in development confirmed for the PS4 in 2014 .

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Braders06

    @21
    This person speaks with reason… Kill him!!!! :P

    Seriously though, both companies are providing great offers to certain types of people. If your preference doesn’t match up with a particular console, then no one is going to force you to buy it, there is no reason to belittle others that do find that product appealing, everyone is different, and it’s because of that difference that we get so many choices to choose from and have the industry always try and cater to your needs.
    And the competing product you so despise, guess what? Your experience is made better on your own console because that competitor exists, and has a following. Because your brand will keep on offering you more and more benefits in order to try and keep you from jumping ship. The whole thing with the xbox one is proof of this.

    I know my words probably fall on deaf ears, but I hope you realise that when all you do is shout non-constructive comments from the rooftops about how crap your brand’s competitors product is, and how absolutely perfect your console chioce is, then your shouts too, get tuned out to be nothing but white noise.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. lexph3re

    @19 You do know how timed exclusivity or exclusive content works right? Developers don’t just say “Hey! I got a great idea! let’s limit our resources to one user base because we like it that much!”. It goes more like this “Hey! I got a great idea! Let’s sale our resources in small intervals to MS/Sony for a timed period!”

    Wanna know prime example? Try the SF x T DLC issue and with the characters Mega Man, Pac Man and Cole. They said that they pitched it to MS and Sony and Sony paid for the content while MS didn’t.

    Plain and simple. It’s a business, and that debunks pretty much everything you claim.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Professor Zoom

    #24 Keep living in your pathetic dreamworld. You still haven’t managed to provide a single source to back up your controversial claim.

    #25 2 years ago

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  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]