Sony: We cannot add cross-game chat

President of Sony Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, has divulged the true reason as to why the PlayStation 3 doesn’t have cross-game chat.

It seems like the majority of fans (or, more likely, a small percentage who happen to take to forums to complain about everything) were clamouring for the function to be added in a firmware update.

However, Yoshida has declared that games take precedence when it comes to allocation of RAM.

“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 question now is whether the Vita will have cross-game chat implemented. From the remarks made by the Sony chief, the decision has to be agreed before release and must be implemented into all units. Does anyone care about having this feature? Leave a comment below.

Written by Raj Mahil

Game collector. Journalism graduate. Batman addict. Movie goer. WWE nut. Sports obsessive. Arsenal fan. Sub-Editor.

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