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Yesterday, we reported that the PlayStation 4 will support party chat for up to eight users. This prompted us to ask Microsoft about the Xbox One's group feature to find out what users can expect.
“At launch, up to eight people will be able to join a Party Chat at a time on Xbox One," a Microsoft spokesperson told Game Informer. This mirrors what is possible on the Xbox 360 right now. With launch less than a month away for both consoles in the United States, information is starting to flow more quickly.
Our TakeFor most titles, eight-person parties are large enough. I wonder if players will want for more with games like Battlefield 4, which supports 64. In this case, more is better, and Microsoft hasn't ruled out growing the party size with its comment to us.
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I was kinda expecting this...
I think 8 is the perfect number. Any more and you can't hear over one another.
You're only talking to your squad in Battlefield, and there's a reason for that. Having more than 8 players talking to each other at the same time can get very loud and annoying, unless they know how to work comms.
Good, It's hard to hear people talking over people enough with eight people, I normally stick to four or five anyway.
8 people in one party is fine. Heck, even with 8 people it feels too full. I couldn't imagine having 32 people in one party. Can anyone say cluster-f**k?
Thats cool. I never used it on my 360 but still it is cool for those who did.
That's respectable. Any higher than that then the quality of those party chats will start to degrade. If Xbox One is going to be mirroring the 360's already instated party chat feature, than it will also allow cross game chat as well. (Players playing game "X" can chat with players playing game "Y".
This will definitely improve over the years and we will see more people able to participate in a party chat, but for now this works.