Sony is dropping Twitter integration from its PlayStation gaming consoles.
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Another significant change has been announced in the tech world. Sony will be terminating X, the former Twitter integration, from PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles this month, affecting how gamers can share content directly from their consoles.

Starting November 13, 2023, PlayStation users will no longer be able to utilize Twitter’s features directly on their consoles, including posting and viewing content, trophies, and other gameplay-related activities. Sony suggests a workaround—manually clipping gameplay moments and sharing them using the X app from a different device.

Sony did not provide a specific reason for removing these integrations, but this move follows similar actions from others in the industry. Microsoft also removed Twitter integration from its Xbox console earlier this year, citing changes in the Twitter API and associated costs.

Earlier this year, a major change occurred in the Twitter API program due to substantial fees implemented by Elon Musk. With the new model, many apps faced closure as the cost under the new API model was deemed exorbitant.

It’s likely that Sony, like many other companies, found the cost of X’s API to be unjustifiable, leading to its decision to discontinue the integration.

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