PS5 party chat can be recorded and sent to Sony to report abuse

October 15, 2020
PS5 party chat moderation

Ever been called a **** during a party chat? Well, PlayStation will now allow you to report that person calling you a **** with the updated PS5 party chat reporting features. 

PlayStation 4 players collectively stained their pants yesterday when a notification informed players that their party chat may be recorded and sent to Sony for moderation as part of the system’s new 8.00 update.

This pop-up notification was a poorly explained entry into Sony’s new moderation features. While PlayStation Plus subscribers do agree to have their chats recorded if needed in the terms and agreements, this notification was the first time anything has come out of it.

Sony came out to explain that the feature is mostly reserved for the overhauled PS5 party chat system.

“Users are seeing a notification about Party Safety and that voice chats in parties may be recorded,” Sony said in a PlayStation blog post. “Voice chat recording for moderation is a feature that will be available on PS5 when it launches, and will enable users to record their voice chats on PS5 and submit them for moderation review.

“The pop up you’re seeing on PS4 right now is to let you know that when you participate in a chat with a PS5 user (post-launch), they may submit those recordings from their PS5 console to SIE.”

Sony isn’t recording PS5 party chat discussions, but the toxic temper of certain players will now be able to be reported.

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