Sony has confirmed that the part chat system of PlayStation 4 will be “cross-platform”. This means it will work on more than one platform. According to Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida this party chat system will be supported by the PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita.
This is important for Sony as it tries to push its new features like “Sony Remote Play” where you can stream video and audio signals from the PlayStation 3 or upcoming PlayStation 4 to your handheld PS Vita console or PSP (PlayStation Portable). Of course if the PS Vita works with the PS3 and PS4 why shouldn’t the PS3 and PS4 have cross-platform chat with each other? Well it isn’t yet confirmed if this will be the case or not, so we will have to wait for an official comment from Sony about this.
Microsoft have already confirmed that the Xbox One will not have cross-platform chat with the Xbox 360 so we wouldn’t be surprised if the same happens with the PS3 and PS4.
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