In an interview with 'Splatoon's producer/manager Hisashi Nogami and project lead Tsubasa Sakaguchi during E3 2014, the developers revealed that the multiplayer-focused shooter's support of voice chat is still up in the air.
At the very least they should include voice chat for people on your friends list, this is a very competitive game from the looks. I just hope there's a party system where you can actually play with your friends unlike MK8 which either ONLY lets you play with friends or you both have to join a community.
^This right here. Complete no-brainer approach.
Why haven't u decided on this Nintendo? This is kind of a big deal to some people not everyone but at least give people the option to voice chat,, c'mon Nintendo u remind me of my parents always being protective of their kids and not giving us freedom to choose especially in an online game
This game was seriously, the most intriguing that Nintendo introduced during E3 in my opinion. May have to pick a Wii-U up… at a reasonable price.
*facepalm* An online multiplayer shooter without voice chat? Come on, Nintendo. Your game won't be successful with missing features like this, and it's already losing points due to its style. But I have faith in you.
I was with you until you trashed the game's style. Everything doesn't have to look super realistic to be enjoyable. Besides colourful, more stylized graphics tend to age better anyway.
And I like the style, just to clarify. But you think all the masses will do, all the COD kids? No, but Nintendo can solve that problem with good actions, like adding voice chat to your game.
The colorful art style is what will sell this, especially on a nintendo platform. I think this will be a highly successful new IP, anything with nintendo's name sells.
I agree. If Nintendo is serious about this game, they will find a way to market it properly. They just need to make sure it accommodates everyone, not just Nintendo fans who may or may not care about voice chat.
I hope so. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love the idea (just look at my avatar), but it's not something that kids, teens or adults seem to be looking for, unfortunately. COD and Battlefield defend that argument. I expect good marketing and promotion by Nintendo, I really want that this new IP to be successful as well.
Except the Wii U, apparently. Joking! :D
I wouldn't mind. Personally I'd be great to have the Demon's Souls route and have to work together through only gestures and actions. Plus unless you're on COD Xbox or Halo and have twelve year olds screaming obscenities in your ear a lot of people barely use voice chat. I for one lost my interest in shooters because kids ruin the game. This game is going to be amazing with or without voice chat.
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If what Jared is true, then the idea is probably on the cards and they are still deciding whether or not to put it into the game. Fingers crossed that they let loose on this one!
I'm afraid Splatoon will lack the voice chat feature because of Nintendo being very cautious when it comes to online interaction between players. Even if it's not included I think Splatoon will still be a solid online experience!
What exactly are they being cautious about? Nintendo continues to baffle all logic. They create party games and are the most supportive of local multiplayer. Yet in their wisdom it's best if we don't talk to each other, even when were in the same room sharing the same screen.
I think Nintendo just doesn't want people to abuse the option of voice chat by using vulgar language or making negative comments or something of that nature. That's why they don't include it. I think they need to realize that when it comes to gaming that will be unavoidable. I do agree with you though, Nintendo does tend to baffle logic at times!
Please go online and find a multiplayer match that doesn't have some kid screaming obscenities or some meth head blaring rap or a juggalo talking about ICP/weed/ or wanting to kill himself. Nintendo consoles are aimed toward everyone and they are probably worried that kind of crap will ruin the experience like it does with every other online game.
They should include it but give you the chance to mute that kid screaming obsenities. Job done everyone's a winner.
I'm not sure if allowing Nintendo to choose for us on everything is the best thing to do. Otherwise you're just targeting the same demographic all the time. They just have to not be lenient on those who do abuse the system. I get where they are coming from but it almost sounds like the same attitude China takes with not allowing Facebook.
You have to think about whether or not you want to put voice chat in a team based game? *facepalm*
I don't need 12 year old's calling me a faggot. Voice chat is way overrated, and I always mute everyone anyway. I could care less if they don't include it.
Great. Awesome logic there. Might as well scrap it in all games on any platform just because you don't like using it. Giving people options is now a bad thing. If you mute everyone why wear a headset in the first place? That's the beauty of it, you don't have to wear a headset. Now please go tell Nintendo this.
I wear a headset sometimes when I play COD because the sound is better and you can hear the footsteps of the enemy. But the people on there are fucking annoying, all they do is yell and holler obscene shit and annoy me. So yes, I mute everyone, and could care less about chatting with others. Just my opinion, I'm not saying excluding it is right or wrong, I just don't really care about it. If you love chatting then that's great. Send them a tweet and let them know.
If you're just gonna mute everybody, then it shouldn't matter to you.
Let me start off by saying this game looks awesome.... Now with that out of the way, a lack of voice chat would be detrimental. The game design screams tightly coordinated team effort. Voice chat needed to be available as an option.
Every multiplayer game should have voice chat. If you don't want to hear what someone has to say then just mute them.
I love Nintendo, but they need to get with the times. Voice chat is required in a team based competitive game, there is no if and buts about it. Like seriously, how is there to be strategy when each player needs to come to conclusions alone on what best for the team to win. Also IMO any online gaming service needs to offer a party feature. I look forward to getting a Wii U eventually but to bad I will be using my Xbone to talk to friends while playing it lol. Nintendo may not think the social aspect of consoles is a big deal but from what I have seen it is, and is one of the biggest reasons why the 360 was so successful.
Let me help you with your decision....YES, include it, those that dont like or want it can shut it off! If Mario Kart can have limited chat in lobbies with friends, why not do it in game with friends who are team mates?
Maybe if everyone promises to Nintendo not to call each other names while playing, they'll put it in.
Voice chatting is way overrated I have 2 children and I don't want them listening that garbage while they having fun that's why I'm getting it so the whole family can enjoy it my wife already fell in love with the game
Based on what I've seen I think it would be a tragedy if it didn't. Unless it's all couch MP, then it's not needed. I don't know all the details.
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