Ever since gamers started using the social features of their consoles, they have used them to share their gameplay, trophies, and best moments. Sony PlayStation consoles, too, have had the X (formerly Twitter) integration feature for a long time, which lets them do the same. However, recent changes in X’s policies have forced companies to either pause or drop these services entirely. In a blow to PlayStation owners, Sony is now removing PS integration on Twitter. Keep reading to find out when and why.
Sony PlayStation Integration on Twitter is Going Away
The announcement comes from Sony’s official important notices page. As is mentioned there, from November 13th, 2023, gamers will no longer be able to use the X platform on their PlayStation 5 and 4 gaming consoles for the purposes of viewing and sharing content. This will include using PS5/PS4 to view published content on X. Users won’t even be able to view and post their trophies and other gameplay activities.
It looks like removing X integration from all sorts of places is becoming quite common. Earlier, Microsoft, too, had done the same on Xbox and Game Bar on Windows. While Sony did not provide users with an explicit reason as to why the PlayStation and Twitter integration is going away, an educated guess can be made.
Before Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, the pricing structure for having Twitter integration on a platform was nominal. But after his takeover, there was a drastic change to this API pricing structure, and subsequently, Twitter was disabled on Xbox consoles by Microsoft. Although the company never said that it removed Twitter integration from Xbox due to the API pricing change, it seems highly likely, given the timing of the two events.
And now, as if on cue, Sony has followed suit and broken up with Twitter. We suspect it is most likely the same reason and a decision that it is unlikely to be reversed. However, there is still a way for you to share your PlayStation content on X.
Simply download the PlayStation app and use it to transfer your captured media (screenshots/videos) from your PlayStation console to your phone. After that, use your phone to share your gaming content on X. While this method sure is tedious, there isn’t much else we can do besides that.
What are your thoughts on Sony removing X (formerly Twitter) integration on gaming consoles? Do you think X has a future, or will their constant changes disrupt the overall ecosystem? Let us know in the comments below.