The PS5 and Sony have never been the “consumer-friendly” group. This is even more so true when compared to their peers in the gaming community with Xbox and Nintendo. It is what it is. Let’s just be honest and stop arguing about it. On the flip side, however, the newest system update completes a huge gaming community feature – Discord voice chat.
Xbox did this earlier last year and allow people to join Discord right from their Xbox consoles in order to talk privately with players. While this feature was clearly always available in Xbox party chat, the discord feature allowed for more features and participants. Of course, this was only limited to Xbox and PC players at the time due to the PS5 not having the feature. The newest update for the PS5 finally grants players the ability to join Discord voice chat directly from their console. This, my friends, is big news in communication between gamers.
For the first time, people playing on Xbox, PlayStation and PC can now finally talk all together without having to be in the same game. The feature is part of the newest update released yesterday. It’s still in beta and only selected people in certain countries were selected to take part. Of course, this process will take several months before it’s opened up to everyone, but it’s a start!
In addition, there were two other big changes that are great helps for PS5 users. First, the ability to wirelessly update your controller is now here. This means, you won’t have to plug in a USB cable anymore. If you have both systems, you’ll know that Xbox has had this feature for years. Even though Sony is late to the party on this one, it’s a much requested user friendly accessibility feature. Second, we can record clips of games or start to record a session simply by saying “Hey PlayStation, capture that” or “Hey PlayStation, start recording”. You’ll need to get the system set up to your voice through the settings, but this take literally one minute to do.
You can check out the full breakdown over on the PS blog, and it’s good to see the PS5 catching up on the community features. Let us know what you think below.