PS3 Cross-Game Chat Coming In Firmware Update?

PlayStation 3 owners may be getting a long-requested feature with the console's next firmware update: cross-game voice chat.

While the feature has been rumoured to be in development for months, a post on the official PlayStation forums today may have inadvertently confirmed its imminent release. "Naughty Dog Dev" ReklissAbandon wrote in response to player requests for enemy spectating in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves that PlayStation 3 cross-game chat might make that request unfair.

"I think they wanted people to have fun and ejoy the show since all dead players can talk to each other no matter what team you are on. But I will suggest it anyway. Not to mention that the next PS3 firmware update is going to allow cross game chat. So if players use that instead of in game communication then they would also be able to communicate enemies positions." Posted by ReklissAbandon, a Naughty Dog Dev.

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Mucudadada2867d ago

I hope Sony gives the guy a break since he worked on one of the most amazing games I've ever played.

Tinted Eyes2867d ago (Edited 2867d ago )

Really? I'm surprised. If this is true I guess its one less thing xbox fanboys can quit parading on about, but I'm cool either way.

deadreckoning6662867d ago (Edited 2867d ago )

Finally...ive been wanting this since 2007. Now all Sony needs ta do is:

1. Make the Playstation Store Accessible from any game, Home, and the Internet Browser.

2. Have a Sleep mode like the PSP(Leave for a lunch break and come back and start from the same point in the game that I left off)

3. Have some type of plug-in that ill enable the Internet Browser to be compatible with Adobe Flash Player.

4. Be able to watch ur videos with buddies in ur home apartment. Users can post videos and they can appear on a the big screens in Home(tips and tricks) for everyone to see. Overall more user generated content for Home.

5. Get home out of beta and streamline it(no loadtimes when going into areas) and more user customization of Home itself.

6. A party system like Uncharted 2 but for EVERY GAME

7. Make Dreamcast games(Shenmue 1 and 2) available on the PSN.

8. Make ALL if not MOST PSP games available on the PSN.

9. Give us dynamic themes that are ACTUALLY worth buying and appeal to a wide range of people.(I have the Wipeout HD one and its AWESOME and its FREE in the Euro store)

10. Trophies= monetary gain in Home. The more trophies you get the MORE things u can get in Home. The harder the trophy is to get, the better the reward!

11. ORGANIZED Voice chat in Home.

@ZombieAutopsy- YES YES YES, 12. Why cant we download stuff off PSN WHILE PLAYING GAMES, when the PS3 is OFF, or on Home?!?! Its so obvious!

GWAVE2867d ago

But but but but but PS3 doesn't have a dancing Avatar that appears on the main system menu.

So PS3 sucks!

Hahahah! I guess there goes one of the final complaints that 360 owners were desperately clinging to in order to justify Xbox Live.

Tinted Eyes2867d ago

lol He deleted his post, I shoulda screen capped, but I guess that means its definitely true.

evrfighter2867d ago

jeez consoles still don't have this?

elorm92867d ago

Seems like he deleted his comment after realizing what he did. Ah well, the news is out anyway :P

ZombieAutopsy2867d ago

your #2 is what ive been wanting for the longest, or at least allow us to download games/demos while our ps3 is off similar to how it is on the 360.

rroded2867d ago

now if they could do something about the morons sending outr all those chain letters sigh
deleted peeps off my friends list but they still get u off the players met list its sic.

KillaManiac2867d ago

I hope he doesn't get in trouble, but I thank him very much for confirming that its atleast SOON (next big major update).

dalibor2867d ago (Edited 2867d ago )

4. The ability to put photos of urself in ur Home department.

You can in fact do this... for $2 or $3 that is. You get the picture frames in which you can upload any pic of off your hdd. It's pretty cool. But what Home needs is games with some trophies that you can earn & have it so that you don't have to wait in line in order to bowl or play pool, I want to be able to play right away with my online buddies.

Not everybody wants/needs this feature. Same goes for the text chat room, not needed but is nice to have. Same could be said of the internet browser.

Tinted Eyes2867d ago

Aww look at evrfighter doing damage control.

klashawnd2867d ago

Posted by "REKLISSABANDON" a Naughty Dog Dev.

Looks like he lived up to his screenname lol

mrv3212867d ago

Sony traded it off with having a working console and not some cheap old PC...

Jeez don't all consoles have great exclusives this year.

You have games like Wii sports, mario games , Motorstorm AE, inFAMOUS, Killzone 2, professor layton, UNCHARTED 2 and this short expansion pack which sells at full retail :P

So yeah :P

Don't be a fanboy, I think all console have great years but I am just trying to fight back and if I must sink to their (in general not him in particular) stupid level then I sure as hell will.

This is good, more features the better BUT I don't mind not having it.

elorm92867d ago (Edited 2867d ago )

Here's a screen-cap, it's not mine btw

klashawnd2867d ago

And oh yeah Super Secret is the motherf*#king man

Anon19742867d ago

I mean, when you go to the chat menu right now, it's there as an option, just greyed out. Obviously it's coming.

It's not an option that I'm interested in, didn't use it on my Xbox 360, won't use it on my PS3, but I hope this comes soon just so 360 fanboys can stop with the "Sure the service is free, and lag free, and you have games with 256 players, and you have trophies, and plenty of titles, and video, but you don't have cross game chaaaaaaat!"

BSigel812867d ago

Dude go drink bleach and chase it down with rubbing alcohol m(O-0)m…But, on the subject I'm with everyone when I say that I hope this guy doesn't lose his job. At least, PS3 gamers get cross game chat in the next firmware update…*so excited runs out in the street naked* lol

StanLee2867d ago

It's always funny to me when PS3 fanboys are just so elated when the PS3 has "caught up" to the XBox 360. SMH!

RememberThe3572867d ago

When's the 360 going to catch up to Uncharted:DF(2007)?

It's all relative.

lokiroo4202867d ago


Only thing I want or need is ps1/ps2 in game xmb, but kindly would take any of those.

ape0072867d ago (Edited 2867d ago )

1-universal party system directly through the xmb and cross game invites

2-fully featured gamer cards that have deep player status which shows where your friend is exactly playing in which mode

3-the ability to join session in progress from anywhere

4-tons of new avatars\animated themes

5-shorten the time between achieving the task of a trophy and its actual sound\logo apperance like achievements,FOR EXAMPLE,in resi5 when you do the knife achievement,in 360 the achievement unlocked sound and logo come immediatly after that task,giving you a cool effect,in ps3,there's like 3 seconds delay which make it kinda meh

6-the ability to play your favorite soundtrack in every single game

7-when you get a trophy or receiving a massage,make the ps button go directly to it

8-a bit modified in-game xmb,that have colors,move fast and have sounds

9-home xmb integration,home trophy room

10-the ability to switch profiles without going out as well as two player sign in each game

11-the ability to view gamercards in online lobbies directly

12-better leaderboared integration

HolyOrangeCows2867d ago

...LIVE lost all of it's gaming related value.

Foliage2867d ago (Edited 2867d ago )

I better delete this if he did...

Anyway, if there are any other sony devs who have a scedev account, I can link you to something interesting. Let's leave it at that. (PM me, if you do)

I will not post it here due to my NDA.

sikbeta2867d ago

OMG! if this is truth AWESOME, don't be a fanboy and say you don't want it because everyone knows the most choices/options we have, the better we can enjoy

klashawnd2867d ago

Well looks like Kotaku picked up the story... Now I feel sorry for the guy

evrfighter2867d ago

lol it's pretty hilarious seeing you guys get worked up over something that has been a staple of pc gaming for over a decade.

Foliage2867d ago (Edited 2867d ago )

"lol it's pretty hilarious seeing you guys get worked up over something that has been a staple of pc gaming for over a decade. "

It has nothing to do with that. Microsoft fanboys have been holding this as their major reason to pay for live. With Sony picking this up, It makes Microsoft asking for money a little awkward since Sony has caught up to their services, and in some ways have surpassed it... for free.

chaosatom2867d ago

make the Switch and play Uncharted 2!

MEsoJD2867d ago

Some guy that works for sony read this and said FCUK can we have any

surprises. Nice so many games to use this feature on.

blackpanther252867d ago

the ps3 does download as you are playing have to be playing singleplayer. Meaning the game shouldn't connect to the net at all. I tried it while playing lumines. Give a spin to see for yourself

WenisWagon2867d ago

Sony is still playing catch up? Come on, its been almost 3 years now, this is just getting sad.