Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One Party Chat will support up to eight players at launch. Hence, allowing that many users to communicate at once while playing a game.
“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.
The confirmation comes shortly after Sony announced their new PlayStation 4 to support up to eight players in party chat as well. Sony social media manager Sid Shuman also mentioned that the PlayStation 4 users will be able to talk with other Vita users as well.
In comparison, the Xbox 360 currently also supports eight-player party chat but the PlayStation 3 does not. Interestingly Microsoft has not mentioned a maximum number of supported players for the Xbox One. It’s highly possible that for games like Battlefield 4, the company will bring in support for more than 8 people in party chat.
The Xbox One launches on November 22, 2013 while the PlayStation 4 launches on November 15, 2013.