PS4 In-Game Video Chat Revealed in PlayStation TV Show

[UPDATE] Sony says "We do not have anything to announce at this time regarding video chat for PS4."

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[UPDATE] This afternoon, a PlayStation representative issued a statement to GameSpot on the matter: "This was a PIP mock-up of video chat through a TV for an episode of Powers. We do not have anything to announce at this time regarding video chat for PS4."

The original story is below.

A recent episode of PlayStation Network TV show Powers reveals in-game video chat functionality on PlayStation 4, a feature that the new console currently does not support.

Image credit: IGN
Image credit: IGN

As spotted by IGN, the scene depicts a man chatting with a woman while playing a game. The woman appears in a small box on the lower left-hand corner of the screen.

Of course, this is not a confirmation that the PS4 will add in-game video chat functionality. After all, Powers, a show about superheroes, is set in a fictional world.

At the same time, however, vice president of video messaging app ooVoo Brian Liebler said at CES 2015 that he hopes his service will launch for PS4 in the April-June quarter. It will use the PlayStation Camera accessory, which is sold separately.

In-game video chat is already supported on Xbox One. People who own Microsoft's console and a Kinect camera can "Snap" the Skype app to talk with friends or family during gameplay.

GameSpot has contacted Sony, asking for additional details about the possibility of in-game video chat coming to PS4 someday.

The first three episodes of the Powers series debuted last week. The entire ten-episode series is available free for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

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