PS4 Party Chat Will Not Need a PS Plus Subscription, Will Not Support Dualshock 3

Sony’s new console, the PlayStation 4 will have  free party chat and players will be able to add up to 2000 contacts to their friends list. A new video from PlayStation Access answered these questions and a few others, hashing out a few of the more minor details of the hotly anticipated new system. Watch the video right here!

The party chat feature will  be accessible without a PlayStation Plus account. If you’re using it on PS3, your current account and avatar will crossover to the new system. The video confirms, once again, that a PlayStation Plus subscription will be needed to play online with the PS4.

While the newest Playstation will have PS Move support, it won’t support the DualShock 3 controller from this generation’s PS3. Given all the capabilities of the new Dualshock 4, this isn’t very surprising. Still it’s a little disappointing, since it  could be a great way to add some controllers on the cheap (a la the Gamecube controller compatibility on the Wii) for old games or new titles that only use the classic Dualshock controls.

One final thing touched on in the video was the PS4’s support for 3D. While the PS4 won’t place a major emphasis 3D gaming, the company is committed to continue expanding its 3D offerings. According to the video, Sony will have more details to share on the PS4’s 3D capabilities in the near future. 3D gaming is still kind of niche, so this is also no major revelation.

Be sure to check out the video below:

[Via: Playstation Access]


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