PS4 party sizes will double to 16 this week

The v7.00 firmware update for the PS4 is releasing this week, and heading up the features is an increased party size to 16 (up from 8) as well as improved network connectivity, better audio quality, and accessibility support with Chat Transcription (US Only). These features are long overdue, so it’s good to see Sony finally improving their chat and party system.

The firmware update will also introduce remote play on to smartphones and tablets that are running Android 5.0 or higher, all you have to do to make sure of remote play is download the PS4 remote play app from the play store. Staying with remote play, there’s also an update to the iOS app which allows you to display the controller at all times and lock the screen orientation.

And last but not least, players will now be able to use their PS4 DualShock 4 wireless controllers with remote play on Android, iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Connectivity is done via Bluetooth so you will have to have Bluetooth enabled on the device you are using, you will also need to make sure you’re running Android 10, iOS 13, iPadOS 13, or macOS Catalina (or higher).

Ricky spent most of his childhood playing games, mainly FPS and RPG games and this has continued into his adult life. You’ll regularly see him on Overwatch until he rages, then he'll move on to FIFA until he rages again - then he gives up on multiplayer games and chills out with a single player adventure.

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