Last week’s major PS4 system update 8.00 introduces many things besides bugs and issues. One of those things was a huge change in how the Party system works. Party and Messages now use the same ‘Groups’ of players for Party voice chats and message exchanges, instead of having different groups set up across the two apps.
What this means is that players are now forced to add someone into a Party before entering Voice Chat. Previously, it was more fluid in how players could just drop in and out of a match at any time.
While this has annoyed many gamers, Sony is listening to all the negative feedback, so there’s always a chance of PlayStation changing it and making it easier to use again like it used to be.
It just goes to show that it’s always better to voice out your frustrations and communicate your problems.