Cross-game chatting In the Works Says Head Honcho PS Home Community Manager
PS Home Community Manager CydoniaX has revealed that several features are in development that a lot of PS3 owners have been clamoring for, particularly cross-game chat and voice messaging.
The reveal was given in a discussion thread in the PlayStation blog where one user gave the following comment:
When are we getting game launching abilities for every multiplayer game in the PS3 library? Why is it that the most basic of features for both the XMB and HOME get prioritized and delivered before all the extra stuff?
1) XMB – Voice Chat across games
2) XMB – Voice messaging(30 sec clip)
3) HOME – Game Launching for all games
All that stuff is still in development, game launching started with Warhawk and should be supported by all future game spaces now. It takes time, but we haven’t forgotten about all the stuff that our users really want!
Now don’t go all excited – Sony’s got a lot on their plate right now and we likely won’t see these features for some time yet., though I’m hoping I’m wrong on that point. At any rate, at least we know these features are in the works. Ah, I can imagine cross-game chatting now:
“I got fragged! Where were you? I needed backup!”
“Dude, I’m on LittleBigPlanet.”