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No Cross-Game Voice Chat For The PS3

Published August 20, 2011 by |

The often requested cross-game voice chat feature that many gamers have been requesting for PlayStation 3 appears to not even be possible.

In a recent interview with Eurogamer, the President of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has seemingly put an end to these rumours of a future inclusion citing the PlayStation 3 memory limitations as the reason. Yoshida stated, “Once a game gets RAM we never give it back. It’s not possible to retrofit something like that after the fact.”

“The game has to use its own memory to do [in-game voice chat]. There’s always voice chat in the game. But it’s a part of a game feature. It’s not a part of an OS feature. That’s the reason in terms of the ability to have voice chat across different games.”

The PS3 comes loaded with 256MB of RAM alongside 256MB of video RAM whereas the PlayStation Vita has even more 512MB of RAM and 128MB of V-RAM. So basically if you want cross-game chat from a Sony system then you’ll have to wait till next year for Vita to arrive on our shores.

This comes as a quite a big blow for a lot of gamers especially since the PS3s biggest rival, Xbox 360, has somehow managed to handle this feature. So what are your thoughts on the matter? Let us know in the comments section below.