They pretty much guaranteed that I’ll be staying in their ecosystem next gen with this. Also, I’d hate to lose out on VR if Microsoft continues to ignore it.
There’s also this stuff:
Plan to expand PS Now to reach 5m+ subs
Support 1080p and beyond
Bring PS Now off console, to other devices
Strengthen content + Marketing plan
Streaming to play a key role next gen
Probably coming to X1 as well, but I haven’t seen any news on that part.
Cool. I guess going from 8 to 16 players in a party will probably be more useful next gen when PS5 and PS4 players can group up. Or something.
For sure, I always hit that 8 player cap with all of my close IRL friends constantly wanting to play online multiplayer competitive video games with me. It’s so hard to decide who to cut out of the deep and intellectual conversations we have. 16 players still isn’t enough for my entire elite clan members to participate, but at least I know they are thinking about the influencers such as myself. [wipes sweat from brow]
Does this come with friends to fill the party?
120Hz support is neat but I don’t see it getting utilized anytime soon, since most developers/publishers seem to always favor making the game look prettier rather than targeting a consistent 60+ FPS.
I have 17 Beta codes for the 7.0 update if anyone here wants one. Let me know and I’ll send it to you. Here’s the details:
As part of the System Software 7.00 Beta, we are rolling out the upcoming upgraded Party App. As a beta user you will be able to use the following new Party App features:
• Increased maximum Party participants from 8 to 16
• Improved audio quality for voice chat
• Improved network connectivity
• Chat transcription (for US testers only)
Limitations during beta: :
If you participate in the Beta Program, you won’t be able to join the same Party or use Share Play with others who aren’t participating in the program. However, the beta code can be redeemed by 20 different qualifying accounts, so share the code with your friends (must be 18+ years old in US or Canada) and try out the new Party updates together! Once you participate in the Beta Program, Parties that you’re able to join will have an asterisk (*) in front of the Party name.