The PlayStation 4 firmware update 8.00 may have received the most intense negative reaction to a Sony console patch ever. Fans are not happy with the new, intricate way of setting up a party to start chatting away with their peers. However, it does not appear that the feature changes in any significant way on PlayStation 5 – in terms of how it works in the least. As part of yesterday’s UI unveiling, Sid Shuman touched on how you can share the photos you take with parties that are very similar to the message groups we currently have to pose with.
Towards the end of the demonstration, Sid chooses to share a Destruction AllStars capture with some friends. He chooses a party called Nifty Voyagers, as it turns out they already have a pronounced discussion with the headphone icon to the right of the group̵
Sid Shuman even reinforces that with the quote: “Remember, parties are bigger than just voice chat now.” It’s an awkward situation to be in because this new system brings many benefits whose you have a dedicated friendship group you play your PS4 and PS5 games with. It acts as a Discord channel as everything happens in one place. But as soon as someone else wants to join the team, things get a lot harder. PS4 users have also found that adding new players to your message group allows the novice to see your entire chat history. That’s not good, is it?