Sony wrote down the details of the PS5’s voice chat recording feature that allows you to send audio clips to presenters to report bad player behavior. We found out about the feature after PS4 users unexpectedly received messages warning them that their voices might be recorded.
In a new post on the PlayStation blog, Sony manager Catherine Jensen announced some additional details about the upcoming PS5 feature. In essence, PS5 players can record up to 40 seconds of audio from a conversation with another gamer to prove they’ve broken the code of conduct. And since PS5 players will be playing online games with PS4 players, Sony has found it necessary to inform these PS4 players about the new reporting tool in advance.
PS5 allows you to rewind up to five minutes to capture the point in a conversation where things went south. Harassment reports can include up to 20 seconds of conversation between players, with an additional 20 seconds being the main offense.
Jensen also made it clear that the recording function is only used by other players, not by Sony itself. “Please note that this function works Not Actively monitor or keep track of your conversations ̵
The message from Sony also expresses regret at the confusion caused by the PS4 popup. “We did not clearly communicate this feature or explain why we introduced it, and we apologize for it,” writes Jensen.
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