Cross-Game Chat For PS3 Is “Not Possible”

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  1. luke_c
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    Shuhei Yoshida, the President of Sony Worldwide Studios has crushed the hopes of the PS3 ever getting cross-game voice chat. Stating that it will never happen due to the console's RAM being almost entirely consumed by the System's software.

    "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.”

    Whilst the PS3 may not be getting cross-game voice chat. The PlayStation Vita on the other hand will feature it as it carries 512MB of RAM, double of what the PlayStation 3 has.[/p]
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  2. godreborn

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    and I didn't think it was possible to dislike the ps3 even more, but I guess I was wrong.
     
  3. Slyakin

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    Wait, PSV has double the RAM? I never knew that...

    I never really cared for cross-game chat anyways, that's what Skype is for.
     
  4. Dingoo-fan 32

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    So psv is more powerfull than ps3 [​IMG]
     
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    Just to clarify, that statement applies to system RAM. The PS3 can only use 256MB of it's 512MB total for system ram (which is where cross game chat would reside). The Vita is free to use the full 512MBs of it's RAM for system which explains why X-game chat is feasible on that system.
     
  6. AlanJohn

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    This just makes me want to get the Vita even more...
     
  7. Dingoo-fan 32

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    Oh yeah, and uncharted looks so good... [​IMG]
     
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    Who cross-game chats anyway....
     
  9. Reploid

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    Why is it a news? It is not possible for a while now.
     
  10. TheDarkSeed

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    Well that is some bull****... :/
     
  11. Oveneise

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    Not many people I know cross-game chat, but that sucks regardless.
     
  12. Forstride

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    Gee, I don't know...People playing different games? People who can only do voice chat over a game console? People who don't like to have to mute everyone in a game except their friends?
     
  13. ShawnTRods

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    We reached the end of the generation almost.. were people still hoping for this?
    I am sure no one gave much thought on that lol, but I could be wrong o.o

    I mean its been out for 4+ years now.. out of no where you expect something major as this.. so late? lol
     
  14. Fudge

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    I love cross-game chat. It's one of my favorite things about the 360 [​IMG]
     
  15. Bladexdsl

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    everyone always says how powerful the ps3 yeah some power if it can't even do a simple thing as CC!! [​IMG]
     
  16. machomuu

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    I don't really care about console online multiplayer (at all), however hearing that the PSV has double the ram is great.
     
  17. Spidey_BR

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    Some time ago, when I had many gamer friends on my xbox friend list, I used to make a party with them, even if they were playing something else.

    Chatting in the x360 is more like skype than chatting in TF2/Halo/CoD. It's about making contact with distant people/friends, it's not about setting a strategy or flashing your rank/stats in the current game.
    Sure, in-game chatting with strangers, with opponents or random teams is ok, but chatting with friends is much more cooler than that.
     
  18. Maz7006

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    They could simply lower the bitrate of the voice or some tech crap like that, should loose on the quality but will hardly consume any RAM at all, still they don't bother in doing so .

    Although cross-game chat is important, i still think they are overlooking many other problems with the PS3, particularly the XMB itself.
     
  19. FireGrey

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    What!?
    But voice chat doesnt take up that much...
    Why don't they just make the OS a bit more RAM efficient and make the quality of voice chat lower.
    I really want to be able to talk while playing a non-online game.
    Other then having to use a computer or some crap like that...

    Ok, here's the deal Nintendo.
    I don't care if you don't have In-Game chat with strangers, IF you let us have party chats.
    Hm i wonder if they'll ever get this message [​IMG]
     
  20. Technik

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    I don't get why they can't do it, the RAM space allocated to the os is full?