Xbox One Gets 12-Person Party Chat

The previous limit was eight.


Microsoft has increased party chat support on Xbox One and the Xbox app for Windows 10, now letting up to 12 people partake. This is up from the previous limit of eight.

The change is live now for all users, not just Preview Program members. It's done on the server side, meaning you won't need to install an update to see the change. The feature comes on the eve of the launch of Halo 5: Guardians, which offers a series-first 12v12 mode called Warzone.

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Take a look at the image above to see what Xbox engineering boss Mike Ybarra said was the first-ever 12-person Xbox party chat. As you can see, party chat works across platforms.

In other Xbox news, a new update for the New Xbox One Experience Preview has gone live. According to Eurogamer, it adds a number of fixes, as well as new features like animated avatars and a streamlined Game DVR menu. If you didn't get into the preview yet, you might this week, as more invitations are being sent out soon.

The New Xbox One Experience update rolls out to everyone in November. Arguably its biggest feature is backwards compatibility support for Xbox 360 titles. For more on the New Xbox One Experience, check out this walkthrough video.

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