Sony has opened yet another PlayStation Preview Program sign-up, which is a program that offers an early sneak peak at some of the new PlayStation 4 features planned to come in a future update. This time to test will focus mainly on some party chat features with the biggest change being 16 party chat lobbies!
As detailed on the official PlayStation Blog, down below are just some of the changes coming to the Party chat system on the PS4.
- Increased maximum Party participants from 8 to 16
- Improved audio quality for voice chat
- Improved network connectivity
Another cool feature to also come in with this update is the Chat Transcription, which is used with the PS4 Second Screen app on supported iOS and Android devices. This new feature will translate voice chat into text dialogue so you can read it on the Second Screen App and it works the other way around meaning you can type in the app and it’ll be read out load in the voice chat by what we assume will be a computerized voice.
You can register for the Preview Program using this link here, and if you are one of the lucky few to get into the program and are feeling a bit generous you can actually share the preview code with up to 20 different accounts.