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Coming soon: PlayStation Preview Program with early access to updated Party features

New functionality detailed ahead of sign-up going live

We are getting ready to test an update to the Party function on PlayStation 4, and can use some help from PS4 owners! Soon you will be able to sign up for a chance to participate in the Preview Program for an advance look at the new Party features.

UPDATE: Registration is now live, you can sign up right here!


Once you have joined, you can expect to see the following updates to Party:

  • Increased maximum Party participants from 8 to 16
  • Improved audio quality for voice chat
  • Improved network connectivity

Do note, that if you participate in the Preview 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 preview code we’ll be providing can be redeemed by 20 different qualifying accounts, so share the code with your friends and try out the new Party updates together! Once you participate in the Preview Program, Parties that you’re able to join will have an asterisk (*) in front of the Party name.

Many thanks to everyone who signs up! Your feedback helps us make our feature updates even better*.

*Features and changes in Preview Program are not final, with no fixed release date, and subject to change without notice.

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dragonddark 04 June, 2019 @ 10:17
1

Why only US for the party feature? Is that for the beta only? And we will get it in the official release?

LocutusReyBorg 04 June, 2019 @ 10:19
2

So, Only for USA and Canadá. What’s the point to share this topic in the Blog EU?

2.1

Yet another scheme from Steve Bannon.

3

I am with others on this one, why US only and why post it the EU blog?

The Chat transcription is US only, the rest of it is for anyone to try.

4.1

Yay! One persone who can read!

petozamo6428 04 June, 2019 @ 11:21
4.2

Than try to join from EU. The registration says only US can join

It says in this post that EU signup is soon.

petozamo6428 04 June, 2019 @ 10:50
5

How can we join?

Why leave in the chat transcript image in this EU blog post when the US post says it’s a US only feature??

7

still no volume sliders for each person in the party, instead theyre doubling the party size so its even more of a [DELETED] good job sony.

7.1

Well, it’s a Party.

So what do you want them to do, reduce the amount of players instead?

MiseryPrincess 04 June, 2019 @ 14:06
7.2

If I had to guess what they wanted Sony to do, it would probably be adding volume sliders rather than reducing players.

It’s a pretty standard feature of basically every multiple person voice system ever. So it’s weird not to have it.

andrewsqual 04 June, 2019 @ 13:49
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No thanks. If you actually had features worth testing, I would be on board. But I don’t care about any of this and I still can’t store music or videos or pics from a USB to my PS4 like I could day one on my PS3.

Enough about this – what the actual hell have you done to the storefront!? It’s an absolute mess on mobile. What was wrong with the old way!?

MiseryPrincess 04 June, 2019 @ 20:43
9.1

The “new” UI for it is ridiculous too. They decided instead of the big obvious menu at the top, they’d replace it with a hidden menu accessed by clicking your avatar. Because that makes perfect sense.

How can we join???

11

please make it happen dont test only

JSVilleneuve 05 June, 2019 @ 06:53
12

16 persons talking at the same time… sweet jesus :/

13

There should be a quick join button into partys when receiving notifications so we dont have to leave our games.

14

fantastic

LEFT__4__DEAD__2 06 June, 2019 @ 06:31
15

Going to be very excellent addition to party and maybe other features on full release :)

diger17defaxee 08 June, 2019 @ 09:31
16

nevím jaké pomě chcete heslo a nemůžu se proto přihlásit nerozumím anglicky porát stejný problém.

17

Are we from the EU getting to test this later or when it fully comes out?

When can we sign up?

EDIT: Get a 404 on the sign up link :-(

fiftofarofficial 14 June, 2019 @ 13:44 Edited
19

Just keep getting error 404 with the sign up link provided too.

In case it matters, I am from Australia.

20

So the codes are region locked! No more chat with US friends :(

fiftofarofficial 19 June, 2019 @ 18:20
21

Still getting the 404 error, seems like the sign up page does not exist or the wrong link is posted.

Lavender_Mammal 24 June, 2019 @ 10:04
22

How long update come out least

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