December 1, 2023

Sony is about to discontinue the Twitter/X integration on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles that allowed avid gamers to share recreation clips and extra on the platform (by way of Eurogamer). The announcement follows the same transfer from Microsoft, which additionally pulled the plug on the same Twitter integration on Xbox consoles earlier this 12 months after the platform minimize free entry to its API.

“As of November 13, 2023, integration with X (previously often known as Twitter) will not operate on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles. This consists of the power to view any content material printed on X on PS5/PS4, and the power to publish and think about content material, trophies, and different gameplay-related actions on X instantly from PS5/PS4 or hyperlink an X account to take action,” the PlayStation crew defined on a assist web page.

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Twitter/X remains to be a preferred vacation spot for sharing recreation clips, and it’s additionally set to turn into a online game streaming platform. Furthermore, Elon Musk lately mentioned that the corporate was planning to assist recreation streaming on PlayStation 5 and Xbox consoles.

Nevertheless, it seems to be like Sony discontinuing the Twitter/X integration on PlayStation consoles took Musk unexpectedly. In a publish reacting to this information, Musk mentioned “I’ll look into this.”

Whereas PlayStation avid gamers gained’t be capable to share recreation clips on Twitter/X from their console after November 13, there’s nonetheless a workaround: In the event you set up the PlayStation app in your cellphone, you may nonetheless entry your recreation clips uploaded to the PlayStation Community and share them on social media platforms from there.