TechSony to unplug X's integration from PlayStation consoles

Sony to unplug X's integration from PlayStation consoles

PlayStation 5
PlayStation 5
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2:19 PM EST, November 7, 2023

Elon Musk may not be pleased with the latest development. In a move akin to Microsoft, Sony is reducing its reliance on Service X (formerly known as Twitter). Soon, users will no longer be able to use this platform directly through their consoles.

Significant changes are anticipated in the coming week, as Sony progressively lessens its engagement with Twitter. So far, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 users have been able to view and share content on Service X directly from their console. This has enabled them to share their triumphs, screenshots, and even entire game clips. Sadly, this convenience is about to become history.

Users can avail themselves of these features for only a few more days, with support ending on November 13, as indicated in a message posted on the PlayStation technical support page.

In light of these changes, the simplest method for sharing multimedia on Service X will be via the PlayStation App. Sony hasn't disclosed the reasons for distancing itself from Elon Musk's social platform. However, it bears mentioning that Xbox implemented a similar change earlier this year in April. A possible explanation floated around could be high API fees, which might have instigated such a move.

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