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Source: PS3 getting cross-title voice chat in October

Thursday, 24th September 2009 19:28 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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A VG247 source said today that Sony has informed developers of plans to incorporate cross-title voice chat in PS3 play by the end of October.

The feature will be added in Firmware update 3.10, we were told.

Cross-title chat is consistently one of the most asked-for features on PS3 – looks like Sony’s ready to deliver.

Breaking news

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  1. Razor

    Breath not being held…

    #1 5 years ago
  2. ross_k

    I read this site everyday and it’s one off my first stops for game news, but I rarely ever post on here, but I feel the need to post now as this is a very sensitive issue amongst fanboys, I trust you on this rumour/story but I feel that I and other readers will be disappointed if this turns out to be false, also who was the source? was it at TGS or an email from an informant?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    I can’t tell you the source. It is true.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    So its a VG247 source then? Has this source gave you guys decent info in the past?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Syrok

    “Nobody believes the official spokesman… but everybody trusts an unidentified source.”

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    Yes Gek, they have :-)

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight

    Fucking finally. Was that so hard Sony?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Aimless

    I like to think that all rumours about cross-game PS3 voice chat stem from a disgruntled Ken Kutaragi. It’s the only thing that gets him through the day.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. ross_k

    So your 100% certain it’s true because I remember a source told you that their would be a grief reporting and rating system in 3.00 and that didn’t happen, I’m not trying to question you guys as I like the site but I don’t want me and other people getting their hopes up.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    Well it’ll be good if its true. The reasons it couldnt come have never really been clear, i dont think that whole MS patient story was ever confirmed.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. joostin

    @ross_k…

    If you read the EULA for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Multi-player demo/beta, it states that there is indeed a grief reporting system available in Uncharted 2. This could mean it has already been implemented in the background or will be in a future update. Doesn’t mean it isn’t on it’s way.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. FatGut

    October of what Year?

    #12 5 years ago
  13. theevilaires

    Garratt you told us about FW 3.0 and it turned out to be shit. Hope this is true though :D

    #13 5 years ago
  14. ross_k

    Got the beta but never read that, it does say in-game which could imply just for that one game.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. No_PUDding

    If he heard it before, and he’s heard it again, it’s more as thought it were part of a delay.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. theevilaires

    Steph do you believe this to be true honestly or could you even care a crap more or less :D

    #16 5 years ago
  17. theevilaires

    Hold on didn’t they say there was going to be no more major updates this year? This is major baby. pure 100% awesome major. I just really hope they copy that guy’s FW 3.0 redesign also. Then I’ll never turn on that other box ever again.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. ross_k

    Then Sony announce L4D for PS3 and the GTA DLC, then I’d never consider purchasing a 360

    We can all dream

    #18 5 years ago
  19. No_PUDding

    Chances are TEA, if it genuinely is coming, it was intended to be with 3.0

    It (and this seems VERY Sony-ish) needed to be delayed for further development time, but they needed to get the new interface (and logo) out with the launch of the Slim, so these elements would theoretically come later.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. ross_k

    Thats kinda what I was thinking, its probably broken in some way though, the new status bar is broken as it doesnt count a friend who is “Not Available” as being online and then when they change their status to online the little bit where it shows the number off friends online is wrong, thats a stupid mistake that needs to be fixed, as is the the damn grey boxes.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. ivycrew707

    The grey boxes are actually pretty cool b/c it now actually shows what part of the game a friend is actually on, its a cool little update……could change its opaque-ness lol

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Very cool, but can’t help but be sceptical.

    Watch next headline…..
    “Sony PSN now $24.99 year”

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Bleak Harvest

    Sounds legit.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. theevilaires

    did you just edit that comment bleak? wtf dude

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Bleak Harvest

    Yes. My source requested that I don’t post it after the fact. I hope you’ll respect that.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. No_PUDding

    Blabbermouth.

    I loved having sources! Ridiculous I knew about the concept of the Team ICO game for years but disregarded it!

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Bleak Harvest

    Lips are sealed now.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Seraphemz

    I don’t see what the big deal about cross chat is…

    #28 5 years ago
  29. theevilaires

    well what you posted before sounds meh. the 360 has a better way. damn split memory!

    #29 5 years ago
  30. theevilaires

    i agree seraphemz but the some sort of optional functionality like that is nice to have even if its a dumbed down version. it comes in handy….for trophy boosting :P

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Seraphemz

    I know you love your trophies TEA…lol!
    Seems to me people really want it JUST cuz 360 has it.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. theevilaires

    that reason too :D

    #32 5 years ago
  33. No_PUDding

    People want it becuase the 360 has it AND it’s free.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. FeaturePreacher

    I would like to have system wide custom soundrax, but that hasn’t happened yet. If cross game voice chat does occur on the ps3, I fear it will be up to the developer to implement it, thereby making it piecewise and not system wide like custom soundtrax.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. theevilaires

    not the way bleak put it. the way he mentioned it seems sony doesn’t need devs to add it but it will be part of the xmb now

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Bleak Harvest

    All I said was “Sounds legit”.

    If I had to take a stab at it, though, I’d say that this will be something that will be a part of XMB. Just like the way theevilaires put it, actually =)

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Progguitarist

    It’d be nice if this WAS legit but its not a feature I ever used on XBL to be honest. I have a hard enough time concentrating on playing a game let alone listening to someone tell me how their day was.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Cort

    PUD has a good point. Because the 360 launched first as a well-featured device and built a good lead, people generally consider that what it has is what all consoles should have. So cross-game chat is considered necessary this gen.

    Personally, I file this under “would like to have but wouldn’t be too bothered if it never happend…happenend…” holy fuck I’ve forgotten how to spell happenened……

    #38 5 years ago
  39. rrod360lol

    So they’ve finally convinced EA that no-one’s playing order of the phoenix any more then ? ;)

    http://forums.n4g.com/Cross-game-chat-and-why-its-currently-MIA-m700070.aspx

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    For those asking why, I’ll give you one good reason why this is needed and great news.

    Because it’s incredibly gay being limited to a single virtual room on PS3 if you want to voice chat with anyone.
    Period.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Phoenixblight

    I read that link all I can say is wow a Publisher is doing the cock blocking for Xgame chat. I am curious who it is since he stated its not Activision.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. No_PUDding

    Hahahah

    “wouldn’t be too bothered if it never happend…happenend…” holy fuck I’ve forgotten how to spell happenened……”

    xD

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Phoenixblight

    WoW so EA is it doing it. Now I have to figure who is worse Peter Moore or Bobby Kotick. Meh Still Kotick. I am still buying Bioware games, it sucks but eventually something has to be done.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. triple v

    Source is crap.

    Nov 16th – no voice chat.

    #44 4 years ago