Xbox One party chat supports 8 users

Microsoft confirms up to eight users can join a party chat on Xbox One, the same number as PlayStation 4.

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Microsoft has confirmed that up to eight users can join an Xbox One party chat at once, the same figure as Sony disclosed earlier this week for the PlayStation 4.

"At launch, up to eight people will be able to join a Party Chat at a time on Xbox One," a Microsoft representative told Game Informer.

Xbox 360 party chat currently supports up to eight users at once.

Microsoft confirmed this summer that Xbox One users can have up to 1,000 friends, up from 100 on Xbox 360. Real names will not be supported on Xbox One at launch, though Microsoft may revisit this after launch.

The Xbox One launches in 13 territories across the world on November 22.

Discussion

177 comments
roboticdaz
roboticdaz

no big deal for xb users we have had this for years but ponys must be well excited

trdrstv
trdrstv

"Microsoft confirms up to eight users can join a party chat on Xbox One, the same number as Xbox 360."

DARKSPACE
DARKSPACE

Although 8 is the convenient number for private/hosing party chat but not Ideal for NeXgeN platforming.  10 is Potentially The Magic Number to Reach only if it's possible after launch via system update for both PS4/PSN & XB1/XBL. 

Regardless I am very happy to see PS4 do just as PSVita and XBL did not alter the initial party system of 8.  Look forward to 2014 or possibly 2015 to see this implemented for the 1000 XB1 XBL/2000 PS4 PSN extended friend's list.

iamllamapie
iamllamapie

A lot of people may complain that 8 is no improvement but 8 is more than enough. 8 people all talking at the same time is horrid

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Well... Nice to know it's staying the same

MusclesJAM
MusclesJAM

Can they just release the damn consoles so I can read about whether or not either of them are any good?  I need to know who to give my money to (when I get money).

NeoBillbine
NeoBillbine

So is chat going to at least run at 1080p. Good lord Microsoft, something needs too.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

Hope that, since they're supposedly offering dedicated servers for every game, that they also provide servers for party chat.

Xbox 360 party chat has a lot of annoying networking problems since it's host-based

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

Damn this was going to be the deciding factor on which console I was going to get! 

WheelerJared
WheelerJared

Both consoles are the same huh? WHAT DO WE FIGHT ABOUT NOW??? 

bouchart
bouchart

Eight screeching teenagers spewing racial epithets at one another?  Where do I sign up for that?

hellgast0
hellgast0

 You really only have to read the TITLE of Eddies articles, because there isn't really anything in it.

Hop103
Hop103

Yawn, MS show some exclusive games that aren't FPS.

scgarfield
scgarfield

The xbone is just another Mr Me Too.....

Karchy
Karchy

Xbox one has a lot more listeners though..

blackace
blackace

@iamllamapie True, especially if you've played WoW using chat with about 20 people. lol!!

OMGUPOS
OMGUPOS

@NeoBillbine Do you see your sounds? Is chat going to run at 1080p...lol, you're cute.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@bouchart haha you win most ignorant award for sure. Party chat means you can choose who you speak to/invite, you can set the privacy to friends, mute certain people if you want... Wait, why am I explaining this? These features probably wont actually be on PS4 for another 6 years anyway, ok it's going to be crap for you guys. I'm assuming you're a Sony fanboy, because if you had a 360 you wouldn't have posted such a stupid comment.

Nyrex
Nyrex

@bouchart Well if you want to invite 8 screeching teens to your party chat thats all on you! 

hystavito
hystavito

@hellgast0 Sometimes the titles are totally misleading though. :)

malokevi
malokevi

@Hop103 The only worthwhile launch exclusive on ps4 is an FPS. None of MS launch exclusives (Forza, KI, DR3, RYSE, Crimson Dragon, Fighter Within) are FPS. 

soooooooooooo YEAH!

TabularBeast
TabularBeast

@scgarfield ...the Xbox already had party chat. Sony is just now catching up. If anything Sony is "copying"  Microsoft. God I hope you aren't being serious.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@surfacegeek Exactly, all Sony fans are brainwashed consumers. They had a newer console than the 360 and still couldn't work out party chat for 6 years... LOL/FAIL

quidditch3
quidditch3

@surfacegeek Yah OK Buddy you keep deluding yourself with that considering PS4 has only just start doing party chat and Xbox has had it for over 6 years to work out all of the kinks that sony won't have encountered yet.

malokevi
malokevi

@WheelerJared I would be remiss not to mention, at this point in time, that mines the biggest. Ever.

kevin_h87
kevin_h87

Your not a gamer. That's not fps.

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

@quidditch3 @surfacegeek ... I think you missed the joke. And the joke was not actually at the consoles but at the console war fanboys like yourself.

So thanks for the added laugh =)

Gatman32
Gatman32

And its you're* by the way.  While YOU'RE learning to read, learn to spell as well.

Gatman32
Gatman32

@kevin_h87Learn to read fuck stick, he said "Yawn, MS show some exclusive games that aren't FPS".  Which is why I said Dead Rising 3.

quidditch3
quidditch3

@ExtremePhobia @surfacegeek I agree I am a fanboy but what is wrong with defending the console that yu enjoy playing rather then the console that quite frankly i have played and done my research and still see as inferior

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

@noandno @quidditch3 @surfacegeek Actually, when you think about it, it depends on what the limiting factor is. It's likely no longer a bandwidth issue (that hasn't been an issue with party chart for years) so the limiting factor may be the actual technology. In that respect, Sony would actually have a leg up since it is actually a consumer electronics company. They've been putting speakers and microphones in things for 20+ years.

Not that it matters much now. I don't remember the last time the it mattered what kind of Sound Card you had. Sound Quality from speakers is usually not a concern these days either.

*shrug*