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Xbox One Will Support Eight For Party Chat At Launch

by Mike Futter on Oct 24, 2013 at 03:34 AM

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 Take
For 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.