Finally! Cross-game chat is coming to the PlayStation Network! After what seems like years of demand, Sony has announced cross-game chat, which allows PSN members to talk to each other, even while playing different games. However, the oft-demanded feature does come with one large caveat: chats can only be initiated by PlayStation Plus members.
PlayStation Plus members will be able to send invites to any member of the PlayStation Network, free or paid. Up to four PSN members can be in a party chat, however at least one participant must be a member of PSN+. The chat will discontinue if all paying members disconnect.
While some may be disappointed that such a hotly demanded feature is closed behind a pay wall, the service is still technically available to free members. So long as you’re popular and have friends that pay for PlayStation Plus, you should be able cross-game chat and keep your free ride, too.
This came hot out of the oven from Joystiq and I must say this is the big thing that makes me throw money at Sony. I don’t mind 50 bucks a year for all of these fancy features. And I love the idea you only need one PSN+ member in the chat to have it working. Anyways guys I’m in love with Sony at the moment, and I believe this update is coming June 22nd along with FW update 3.40. Thoughts? Concerns?
Written by: Ace
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