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PlayStation 4 party chat, online apps won't require Plus subscription

Friend lists capped at 2000, double Xbox One's limit.

Sony has today revealed a number of new tidbits surrounding PlayStation 4 - primarily that its party chat functions will be free to use, meaning you won't need a PlayStation Plus subscription.

Unlike Xbox 360 or Xbox One, PS4 owners won't need to pay to chat online, or to use online-based apps such as streaming service Netflix.

PS4 does need you to be a Plus subscriber to play online games, but Sony has today clarified that this charge does not apply to free-to-play games - another thing Xbox charges for.

The new details have sprung from a fresh PlayStation Access video, embedded below.

The update also confirmed that PS4 friend lists will let you have up to 2000 friends - double the Xbox One's limit of 1000.

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