Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that PlayStation’s convenient Twitter/X integration will no longer be available on PS4 and PS5 as of November 13, 2023. This includes the ability to share content captured from PlayStation consoles to Twitter/X.
Twitter/X integration has been available on PlayStation systems for close to a decade now, allowing players to share moments and screenshots from their games to their friends and audience. The feature became especially prominent during the PS4 generation, and it was available once more on PS5 when the system launched in 2020. Unfortunately, this feature will no longer be available in a week’s time.
PS4 and PS5 Twitter/X Integration is Going Away
An official notice from PlayStation was sent out to all players, confirming that Twitter/X integration will no longer be supported on PS4 and PS5 as of November 13. Sony did not give an exact reason for the feature’s removal, but it’s safe to assume its due to new API policy/changes enacted by Twitter/X led by Elon Musk. These API changes involve a greatly increased pricing scheme, which has essentially killed off support from other apps and integrated services over the course of 2023.
Here’s what the official notice from PlayStation, via Wario64:
Important Changes to PlayStation Communities on Your PS5 Console
As of November 13, 2023, integration with X (formerly known as Twitter) will no longer function on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles. 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). For details on how to share game captures from PS5, click the button below.”
In other PlayStation news, the company will be releasing all-new PS5 slim models this holiday season. These new slim models will include a modular disc drive, increased storage (now 1 TB), and reduced volume while retaining the exact same CPU, GPU, and system memory specs.