Sony has announced that it will be ending support for X/Twitter integration on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on Nov. 13.
When booting up your console, a message will pop up saying that the integration will be removed: “This includes the ability to view any content published on X on PS5/PS4, and the ability to post and view content, trophies, and other gameplay activities on X directly from PS5/PS4 (or link from an X account to do so).”
The PlayStation FAQ page has been updated with the statement from Sony and has listed other ways to share content. This includes using the PlayStation mobile app or uploading data onto a USB drive and then transferring it to PCs.
Sony didn’t offer an explanation as to why this change was occurring. However, earlier this year, Microsoft apparently disabled Xbox console screenshot sharing due to social media platform’s API changes. Like PlayStation, Xbox players now must utilize the official Xbox app for Android and iOS if they want to share game uploads to X.
Elon Musk purchased X back in 2022 for 44 billion and it went through massive changes under his ownership, most of which haven’t been well received in the video game industry. Most recently, X announced that it would be testing a new program in New Zealand and the Philippines where unverified accounts have to sign up for a $1 annual subscription to post and interact with other posts.
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