Sony coming to the PS5, which should streamline the whole process of getting people into a multiplayer game. The new tool will let you invite people to a game even when they’re not on a console or using the PlayStation app. The system generates a link through the app that can be shared anywhere online. When the recipient clicks the link, they will be able to enter a multiplayer session. You don’t even have to be friends. Easy job. That sure beats the need (side eyes Nintendo.)

The obvious use case here? You meet some people online through social media and want to quickly jump into a game without having to pass usernames back and forth. Sony says you’ll be able to “start playing together right away.” The tool will also generate a QR code along with the link, which is something PS5 owners are already familiar with when it comes to multiplayer games.

There are some caveats. This feature isn’t coming until later in the year and is only for PS5 games. Sony also warns that some titles may require an update before everything runs smoothly. Of course, most PS5 games require a PlayStation Plus subscription to use multiplayer, and these .

Sony has even developed a custom live widget for multiplayer invites on Discord. When you share a link via Discord, the widget automatically refreshes to show whether the multiplayer session is active or not, so you won’t be jumping into an empty lobby to watch tops roll. Just like the upcoming invite tool, the Discord widget is only available for PS5 games.

The profile sharing tool in action.


Finally, the company is working on a connected tool that will allow people to share their PlayStation Network profile on any messaging or social app by generating a link in the PlayStation app, similar to how the aforementioned feature will work. That’s also coming later this year.