PlayStation has announced that it is dropping integration with X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, in the very near future. On November 13, any integration with X will no longer function across PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, Sony has alerted users.
“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-related activities on X directly from PS5/PS4 (or link an X account to do so),” PlayStation said.
There are other ways to share game captures on PS5 and PS4. PS5 users can use the PlayStation App, while PS4 owners can create and share content via the ShareFactory app. But this isn’t ideal for people who were enjoying the X/Twitter integration.
This move from PlayStation comes after Microsoft removed the ability to share content to X back in April. World of Warcraft’s in-game Twitter integration was pulled offline in February 2023.
The likely culprit behind these changes on PlayStation and Xbox is Elon Musk. After buying Twitter in October 2022, the social media platform underwent massive and controversial changes. One of these was Musk’s decision to charge developers for access to the social media site’s API. The cost for enterprise users? Reportedly $42,000 yearly at a minimum and scaling up from there.
In other PlayStation news, the slimmed-down PS5 goes on sale this month and will be the new baseline SKU for the console going forward. The bulkier launch model is being phased out.
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