One of the best aspects of the PlayStation 5 is capturing moments of joy, hilarious interactions, or just absurd stuff that has to be seen to be believed. Part of that is thanks to X (formerly known as Twitter), which allows PS5 players to share clips or screenshots with on social media. Well, you’ll need to consider other ways of posting your Modern Warfare 3 trick-shots soon, as Sony confirms that integration with the social media giant is set to end.
Spotted by reporter ‘Wario64‘ on the aforementioned social media platform, a new notice for PS5 players clarifies “important changes coming to PlayStation communities on your PS5 console” is coming. Specifically, the notice states that “as of November 13, 2023, integration with X (formerly known as Twitter) will no longer function on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles.” Often used by players to express themselves across their time with many of the new PS5 games available, this means that sharing superb Spider-Man 2 screenshots or moments from any of the best PS5 games around is out of the equation.
“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,” Sony adds. You won’t be able to add your account, either, after this point. Sony advises users to seek out further details on sharing game captures by clicking the DualSense’s share button, which opens up access to the console’s media gallery.
Sony is yet to share an official explanation as to why it is ending this integration, but some players believe this relates to the purchase of X by tech mogul Elon Musk. Earlier this year, Xbox also removed its functionality to share clips and screenshots onto the social media site. This reportedly stems from X conglomerate, X. Corp, raising the price of access to X’s API – the necessary tool that allows companies like Microsoft access to bring the two platforms together.
James Whitbrook, deputy editor of Gizmodo’s io9, ponders the current state of X to lead to this decision: “Imagine getting your hands on a social media platform so influential it got all three console makers to literally add a dedicated button to their controller design for sharing to it, and fucking it up like this in less than a single generation of hardware.” Others like ‘Treybana’ echo this outlook, adding that “they [X. Corp] cooked this app, and now we can’t post any clips or highlights, thanks Elon.”
So, you’ve only got a handful of days left to use the feature before it is removed. Once it is disabled, you can always resort to using the PlayStation mobile application, which can gain access to your media gallery on the go. It is very easy to download your favorite highlights to your device, and post them to your desired social media platform. So whether you’re playing any of the free PS Plus games or posting clips after the Modern Warfare 3 release date arrives, there is at least one way to preserve your best clips.