Today, Sony announced that they are getting ready to test an update to the Party function on PlayStation 4, and players from the US and Canada can help them by signing up for a chance to participate in the Preview Program for an advance look at the new Party features. The new features players should feel once they will be accepted in the Program are:
- Increased maximum Party participants from 8 to 16
- Improved audio quality for voice chat
- Improved network connectivity
Once you have been accepted to the new program, you will be unavailable to join the old party format or use Share Play with others who aren’t participating in the program, but Sony is giving you the possibility to send your code to your friends and reuse that 19 times more.
In addition, U.S. testers will have early access to the chat transcription feature that will be available through Party and the PS4 Second Screen app. By using this feature, you can convert Party voice chat to text on your Second Screen app, or enter text into your app which will be read aloud to other Party members. This feature will only be available in the U.S., and only in English.
There is nothing related to the fact that your friend might be from Europe. Do I have a friend from the US or Canada around here to sign-up and send me an invite too, to test this? 🙂 Thank you in advance!
Here is how it looks like!