Xbox One Supports Eight People in Party Chat
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.
Source Game Informer