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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    I swear some moderation is needed, it’s not like I’m expecting censorship but some comments here should not be published as it doesn’t bring anything of value and only serves flame bait purposes.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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    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]