PS4 In-Game Video Chat Shown in PSN TV Show ‘Powers’


PS4 could get video chat by Q2 2015.

The PlayStation Network’s TV show Powers may have revealed a concept for the PS4’s in-game video chat.

A scene from Powers shows a male character playing a PlayStation 4. A screenshot from the scene, as seen below, shows a female character using the name Chaotic Chick in a video chat box on the same screen as Infamous: Second Son.

This is in no way confirmation of video chat functionality and how it will look on PS4. However, Sony hopes to have video chat on PS4 in Q2 2015 through an app called ooVoo, according to a CES 2015 interview with ooVoo Vice President Brian Liebler, which was posted on YouTube by user SamueltehG33k. Oovoo on the PS4 would function similarly to Microsoft’s Skype on Xbox One.

Liebler also says the company would like to implement a streaming feature, allowing two users to view the content at the same time while video chatting. The ooVoo video chat app is currently available on PC, Mac, and mobile devices.

Powers premiered on PlayStation Network on March 10. The first episode is free for all viewers and the full first season is free to PlayStation Plus subscribers.

IGN reviewed Power’s pilot episode, giving it a 7.4 and saying “it holds promise” despite “some obstacles to overcome.” Check out IGN’s full breakdown of Powers, including everything you need to know and more about Sony’s original series.

Michael Martin is a freelance writer from Seattle who is hopelessly addicted to pop culture t-shirts. Send help on Twitter.

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