Sony adds Discord Voice integration to PlayStation 5

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Sony comes announcement a ton of new features currently in development. Features such as support for 1440p to go out were teased to one day while others, like the ability to join a Discord voice chat natively, feel like they should have been announced earlier than several years into the console’s lifecycle.

You won’t be the first to access these features unless you’ve been selected for the beta, but they look quite promising. You’ll finally be able to make Discord calls directly from your PlayStation 5 and view the game you’re playing who you’re talking to (just like the mobile and desktop versions).

The PS5 will also get other notable social features. You will finally be able to request a screen share directly from your friends’ profiles, join game sessions via “Party” chats and see which games your friends also have on their account. If you’re picky about who can join your games (like me), fret not: Sony is giving PS5 owners the ability to dictate who can and can’t join your games.

These additions are potentially huge benefits for the multiplayer ecosystem that Sony has been trying to build ever since. acquired Bungie for $3.6 billion. And according to a financial call since last year, multiplayer has been the main reason PlayStation Plus users continue to pay to use Sony’s game subscription service every month.

Even if you’re not a fan of multiplayer, Sony is developing features applicable to all PlayStation owners. The one that excites me the most is the ability to use voice command to capture video. You also wouldn’t manipulate the details manually; you can create presets for the average duration of a clip.

If you recently upgraded to a current-gen console, you probably remember that game save transfers were a huge hassle. Currently, the only way to shuffle your PlayStation 4 saves onto your new console was to dig into your cloud storage. PlayStation Plus subscribers may be able to automatically transfer save data. Even if you don’t pay for Sony’s game subscription service, you’ll soon be able to transfer data between individual PS5s. You know, now that it’s supposed to be possible for the average person to secure more than one console.

If you’re lucky enough to receive a beta sign-up email, you can preview these features before anyone else. So check your inbox carefully.

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