PlayStation 4 users got a nasty surprise. Sony will let PS5 owners record voice chats and complain

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An unexpected feature was discovered in the 8.00 update

Yesterday Sony released the last big PlayStation 4 update ahead of the launch of PlayStation 5. Some PS4 users who installed the 8.00 system software found an unpleasant surprise and started complaining about it. 

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PlayStation 4 users got a nasty surprise. Sony will let PS5 owners record voice chats and complain

On consoles, a warning began to appear that voice chats can be recorded “for moderation.”

In addition, a notification appears about the safety of the “Party” and that voice chats in groups can be recorded. 

Initially, nothing of the kind was included in the 8.0 patch notes. But then Sony responded to these complaints by updating the update description with an important addition:

After this update, users see a notification about the safety of “Hangouts” and that voice chats in groups can be recorded. Voice Chat Recording for Moderation is a feature that will be available on PS5 once it launches and will allow users to record their voice chats on PS5 and send them to moderators for review. The pop-up you see on PS4 right now should tell you that when you chat with a PS5 user (after launch), they can send those recordings from their PS5 console to SIE. “

That is, the function of recording voice chat for moderation will become available for PS5. When joining a chat, even on PlayStation 4, users should keep in mind that other users can record their words and send them to Sony moderators. 

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