Sony has revealed that it is “reviewing” negative comments regarding the changes to the PS4 party system that arrived as part of the 8.00 system update. and messaging functionality in one system. This complicated the invitation process for some and led fans to voice concerns online. Players must now open a Message Group in order to invite other players to create a party, and many players who used the private group system to bypass in-game chat now have more limited options. announced on Twitter that he was reviewing the negative comments received about the group chat changes. The tweet mentions that he will keep players in the know, which suggests that changes or clarifications may be on the way. Talk – we’ll keep you posted – PlayStation (@PlayStation) October 17, 2020 For full details on Update 8.00, check out this article which covers all of the major features introduced in the latest patch, including free exclusive Games avatars PS4. Sony recently clarified its position on another controversial aspect of Update 8.00, which allows players to record voice chat clips and send them to moderators to report online abuse and harassment. In a statement from Catherine Jensen, vice president of global customer experience at SIE, Sony clarified that the feature “will not actively monitor or listen to your conversations.” It looks like these changes will only affect the PS4, as shown by a failure of the PlayStation 5 user interface. A simpler chat system than the current -gen console offers. We’ve called the smoother friend interactions one of the five biggest game-changing factors in the PS5 UI. Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for Esports Ray. Follow him on Twitter.