While there are a lot of fun games you can enjoy on the PlayStation 5, the most fun is when you’re playing with your squad-mates. Even though most multiplayer games these days offer built-in voice chat, if you want something more feature-rich, you should start using PlayStation Parties to game and chat with your friends. If that’s something you’re interested in, read on because here is how to create parties in PS5.

Create Parties and Play with Friends in PS5

There are a couple of ways you can create parties on your PS5 and we will discuss both of them here. We will also talk about what is a party in PlayStation and why you might wanna use it. As always, you can use the table of contents below to skip over to any section.

What are Parties?

Before we take a look at creating parties in PlayStation, let’s take a quick look at what a PS Party really is and why you might like to use it.

A PlayStation Party isn’t necessarily about gaming. As the name suggests, you can just hang out and talk to each other even if you’re all playing different games. However, even if you are planning on playing the same game as a team, parties bring more flexibility to your voice chat.

Consider this, you’re planning on playing a team multiplayer game with your friend. Now you all must be aware that if you and your friend simply join the game lobby together, you will have to talk to and listen to every other teammate as well. That’s okay sometimes, but most of the time you probably just wanted to talk to your friend while you game, right? That’s where Parties come in. If you and your friend are in a party together, you can talk to each other without talking to anyone else in the game or even listening to their in-game voice chats.

Now that we have a basic understanding on PlayStation parties, let’s see how we can create a party on the PlayStation 5.

How to Make a Party from Control Center

The quickest and easiest way to create a party on the PS5 is via the control center.

  • Press the PS button on your DualSense controller to launch the control center.
  • Scroll over to the icon that looks like two users together, this is the ‘Game Base’ icon. Press ‘X’.

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  • Press the ‘square’ button on your PS5 controller to create a new party.

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  • You can now select the players you want to add to your party and press ‘okay’ to create your party.

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How to Create Parties from Game Base

You can also create parties from the Game Base itself.

  • Press the PS button on your controller to launch the control center.
  • Scroll over to the icon that looks like two users together, this is the ‘Game Base’ icon. Press ‘X’.

game base control center

  • Press the ‘option’ key on your DualSense controller and select ‘Go to Game Base’.

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  • Now, you can press the ‘triangle’ button on your controller to start create a new party.

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Squad-up in Your Favorite PlayStation 5 Games with Parties

Creating parties is a great way to keep in touch with your friends while you play games on your console. It also lets you voice and text chat with your friends even if you are playing different games. So, now that you know how to create parties on the PlayStation 5, go ahead and add all your friends into your party and hang out virtually. While you’re at it, also check out how to use the create button on your DualSense controller to create some fun content while you game.

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