The PlayStation Network has made great strides over the past few years but there's one feature that many online aficionados continue to miss.

It seems that with every new firmware update, there comes along with it the rumor that Sony will finally be implementing cross-title voice chat. However, that rumor has always fallen through; some believed it'd arrive with the recent update 3.00, but once again, gamers everywhere were disappointed. Will we be disappointed again when firmware 3.10 drops next month? Because the rumor is back again ; only this time, it comes from a supposedly reliable VG247 source that says cross-title voice chat will be available "by the end of October." They won't reveal the source but they say it's legitimate and if it is, it'll make plenty of people very happy. It's not a make-or-break feature but it's always a benefit, and in all honesty, it probably should've been available well before now. Now, if I could only find a way to make my headset sync up with the PS3 Slim, I'd be all set…it doesn't seem to be working, so perhaps this feature won't matter to me.

Anyway, this could very well be another set-up for disappointment, but we're hoping this source is indeed telling the truth. Now's the time.

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souljah92
souljah92
11 years ago

what does cross-title voice chat mean? =S

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

When your in one game you can talk to your friends whom is in another.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

only with a celly

photo K
photo K
11 years ago

it sounds simple, but is it really hard to implement for Sony? I've seen this "want" come up so often that I would think it would have been implemented before most of the other firmware update features.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

It means that people too lazy to use a telephone can talk crap to people regardless of which game they're using.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

I hope so, that would be so cool. Mainly because my friends only play CoD4 and i am really sick of that game so i never really talk to them.

SerendipityDeus
SerendipityDeus
11 years ago

Basically, u could be playing one game and ur friend could be playing another game, and you'd be able to talk to one another w/o the need of both of you having to be playing the same game at the same time, here's hoping its true, would be quite useful for me

Culoslap
Culoslap
11 years ago

Nice that Sony will give us more options if in fact this rumor is legit. I'm totally fine without cross-title chat. I'm also fine with not being able to hear the players on the opposing team. I just want to talk to my friends/teammates.

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

Hope it happens I really don't care but a lot people like the feature this only leaves Sony with one complaining point…The Backward Compatibility

LowKey
LowKey
11 years ago

ummm… u forgot custom soundtracks, they can play music from the XMB, although they say its up to the game developers, it really doesn't have to be. Its not that hard to do.

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

I take a lot of importance in the music department of the games I find like customize the soundtrack kinda kills the atmosphere the developers wanted to give us….but again there's always games with terribad's music.

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

I think PS3 will get BC again once the PS2 is finally laid to rest.

iGraves1
iGraves1
11 years ago

I liked the way Killzone did it by letting you play your music during multiplayer only.

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

thump downs guy confront me or you are afraid of getting owned?

inkme101
inkme101
11 years ago

they could bring bc back and everyone would still find something to b**** about!

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Life is about bi*****g!

Q!

"i am home"

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Exactly

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

These rumors about cross-title voice chat have been around for a couple of years now,They pop up maybe once every 3 months or so.If I don't hear it from Sony than I don't hear anything.

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

Whichever way it goes, the PSN is the amazing network it is.

Xra897
Xra897
11 years ago

i bet after sony updates this people are going to find another thing to complain about psn

NonProphet
NonProphet
11 years ago

Personally, the only thing that is really useful about cross-game voice chat is that it gives xbots a reason to say that Live is better than PSN, if you can call that useful. I'm sure there are some people for whom it would be nice but I won't ever use it, if it actually shows up. Just keep my PSN free and reliable and I'm happy.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Love the two ps3s image!

This would be interesting, but something I wouldn't actually use.

I don't like to be bothered when I'm playing non-online games.

Anyway, it's JUST a rumor

Deathstriker
Deathstriker
11 years ago

i agree with xra they will find another thing to complain about…

it be awesome to have…i mean if u got friends lol

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

when it comes at least itll shut up those Livelovers

Deathstriker
Deathstriker
11 years ago

Amen…

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Is this the feature all the Xbots brag about? The same feature highlander likens to a telephone? Lol

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

You are correct.

When I had a 360 and a Live account, I actually really liked having the private chat feature. I usually only play with one person at a time, so it worked really well.

It's the only thing I want on the PSN that Live has.

It's a rumor, so I am not even going to expect anything.


Last edited by maxpontiac on 9/24/2009 11:42:58 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I don't even own a blue tooth head set and mic. So this feature won't serve a purpose for me. But at least those of you who want it may get it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I got a cheap one, but I hardly use it. I don't usually need the rest of the world to hear me say "Sh*t!" then someone gives me a headshot from afar.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 9/25/2009 12:25:49 AM

kreate
kreate
11 years ago

its good that ps3 have it cuz.. supposedly. xbox live is the best cuz they got this 1 feature.

i honestly think both psn and xbox live is great and are in equal terms offering different experiences. except.. i dont like the paying part.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

@ maxpontiac – but if you're playing with one person at a time why not just use the in game voice chat and mute the other one or two that have a headset?

@ WorldEndsWithMe – Thanks for making me lol.

dveisalive
dveisalive
11 years ago

I hope that this is true I have been waiting for this feature and GT5 for ever! I am tired of my friends ringing my cell phone like crazy even though we can text eachother but I get tired of typing you know cause your voice is faster than typing lol


Last edited by dveisalive on 9/24/2009 11:53:11 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Pick up your phone, answer the call and put it on speaker.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

@ TheHighlander – That only works if you live alone. Usually someone at my house wants to use the phone between my three hour online gaming sessions.

Splinky
Splinky
11 years ago

How am I supposed to coordinate an attack on MAG whilst I talk to my best buds who play SOCOM? Maybe a switch between ingame-chat and cross-chat? kewl.

kreate
kreate
11 years ago

well.. the ps3 has cross text chat, something the xbox doesnt have.

i hope the new cross chat is both voice and text put together.

___________
___________
11 years ago

i dont have a headset because i would probably get banned from PSN with all the swearing i do.
and having to put up with those f***ing lebs and there f***ing RMB blasting through their stereo.
i would tell them off and start a huge argument.

Diggity Dan
Diggity Dan
11 years ago

Seriously…that music blasting was SO ANNOYING before IW implemented a "mute" function in COD4. EVERY online game should be required to offer that option. Did they ever implement that in Motorstorm Pacific Rift?

___________
___________
11 years ago

not sure, havent played that since release day.

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

speculation of a rumor based on hear-say from someone that heard comfimation of the rumor

next article is the rumor of confirmation ūüėČ


Last edited by frylock25 on 9/25/2009 2:10:13 AM

Ivan_PSP
Ivan_PSP
11 years ago

I hope is true but we all know is just a rumor soon to be another lie.

chucknasty
chucknasty
11 years ago

So now I can have conversations with my friends while we are focused on the game we are palying instead of each other? Wow, that sounds really…dumb. A converstion that consists of the sound of each other breathing occasionally broken with an expletive or an "I wish you could have seen what I just did" just doesn't seem that appealing.

SkantDragon
SkantDragon
11 years ago

Some gamers just play by themselves. Some want to play with friends. It seems that the former don't really understand the latter.

Without cross game chat, it is very hard to organize games with friends. Don't just think about talking while in game… think about the whole thing.

You start talking to your friend. You talk about what game to play. You both launch that game. You probably have to do some coordination to get connected to each other. And you probably have to continue to do coordination as things move on… to get into the same squad, for instance. Or get to the same place on the map.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

@dragon

Some gamers play with themselves?

Newsflash!!

ūüėČ

SkantDragon
SkantDragon
11 years ago

I think you're underestimating the importance of this feature. If you have friends you're trying to play games with online (versus just playing with random people), it is currently nearly impossible to coordinate matters without resorting to some other medium such as a telephone.

The lack of cross game chat pretty much kills the whole point of even having a friends list.

I mean… if I have a friend that I would like to get together with online to play a particular game… how do I do that?

And how do we move on to the next game when we're tired of it?

Diggity Dan
Diggity Dan
11 years ago

I don't have a group of ppl I play regualrly with online, but I can see your point here. The chat feature would make it easier to coordinate game launching.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

For that to work on PS3 you would be doing voice chat in the XMB with any friends that are online. I think I'd like that.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

@ Skant

While I agree cross-game voice chat would make it easier, there are plenty of mechanisms to help coordinate game launching:
Home
PSN messages
Text chat rooms
Video chat rooms (I suppose)
The "current game" indicators on the friends list

I think you're overestimating the importance of this feature.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 9/27/2009 3:12:38 AM

Ricochet
Ricochet
11 years ago

Learned my lesson in FW 3.00. I'll wait a week or so and observe the feedback from the community. Any freezing/idiotic problems that stems from this update, at least I still retain the original firmware till all problems are cleared…

Blaiyan
Blaiyan
11 years ago

I'll see. Hopefully EA are getting out of the way.