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Sony Ends Twitter Integration On PlayStation

PS4 and PS5 join Xbox and World of Warcraft in ditching X, following Elon Musk’s introduction of API fees

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PlayStation company Sony has disabled X (formerly Twitter) integration from its games consoles following an initial announcement last week. The company has now removed support for X from PS4 and PS5. 

“As of November 13, 2023, integration with X (formerly known as Twitter) will no longer function on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles,” Sony’s website reads. “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).”

Although Sony did not reveal an exact reason for the decision, it could be related to the Tesla CEO’s move to charge developers and enterprises for access to the social media platform’s API. 

A growing list 

Sony is now the latest company to drop X integration from its platform. In April, Microsoft disabled X sharing on Xbox, and earlier in February 2023, Blizzard removed in-game X integration from World of Warcraft. 

In February, X also announced that it would start charging developers a monthly fee to use its API, citing concerns about abuse by bots and scammers. Musk said that its, “Free API is being abused right now by bot scammers & opinion manipulators.” The company’s new pricing structure will see developers pay a monthly fee of $100 for basic access, while larger enterprises will be charged between $42,000 and $210,000 per month.

Since Twitter integration is no longer available on PlayStation, users will need to take a few extra steps to share their gaming moments on the social media platform. The most straightforward method for now is to use Sony’s official PlayStation App, available for both Android and iOS devices. 

This app allows users to transfer screenshots and video clips from their PlayStation console to their mobile device which can then be downloaded to their device’s storage. 

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Isa Muhammad is a writer and video game journalist covering many aspects of entertainment media including the film industry. He's steadily writing his way to the sharp end of journalism and enjoys staying informed. If he's not reading, playing video games or catching up on his favourite TV series, then he's probably writing about them.

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