In a recent announcement, PlayStation has revealed its decision to terminate the integration service with the social media platform X (formerly Twitter) on its consoles, effective November 13th. This move follows Xbox’s decision to unlink from X earlier this year in April, citing the necessity to disable the ability to share game uploads on the social network directly from the console.
As of Monday, November 13th, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 users will no longer have access to X content from their gaming devices, and they will be unable to publish on the social network directly from their consoles.
According to a notification on the gaming giant’s Support website, users will lose the ability to utilize features such as content sharing, trophies, and “other game-related activities on X.”
Elon Musk, the owner of the X social media platform, has expressed his intention to investigate the reasons behind the termination of services by two of the major console platforms. Musk hinted at a possible inquiry in a post on X, responding to X News Daily’s coverage of the discontinuation of X integration on PlayStation. Musk stated that he will “look into” the matter, raising questions about the motivations behind the simultaneous cessation of services by these prominent gaming platforms.
The decision by both PlayStation and Xbox to sever ties with X raises eyebrows in the gaming community, and users are eager to understand the underlying reasons behind this strategic shift in social media integration within the gaming console landscape.