Rumor: Cross Game Voice Chat feature for PlayStation 3 delayed

One of the heavily requested PS3 features won't make it onto the XMB in 2009.

Cross game voice chat, known as system voice chat, was scheduled to be included in a PlayStation 3 Firmware Update (probably 3.10) "before the end of 2009". Unfortunately, we've just received unofficial word that the feature has been apparently delayed, presumably into 2010.

There was no specific reason given for the postponement of the much requested XMB feature at this point. Although 2010 was mentioned, no new date or window of deployment has been provided at this time.

We'll keep you updated if anything changes.

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ghostface3336d ago

How come I find this so unbelievable?

Pennywise3336d ago is the premium site for leaked Sony news... /s

Who are these guys? lol

Sunny_D3336d ago

I don't know... I'd rather believe Hiphopgamer before them and that's saying something!

deadreckoning6663336d ago (Edited 3336d ago )

I doubt it, but they COULD be right. Id listen to a KNOWN gaming site over some bitter fanboy that talks crap about any source that propses anythg negative about Sony. As Pirate Thom says, Sony HASN'T confirmed anythg yet.

chaosatom3336d ago (Edited 3336d ago )

LOL, this is as useless as it can get.

What unoffical word?
Why has it been delayed?
Who are you guys?
Any proof?
How is this different from a random person posting this on a blog?

Pwee3336d ago

A rumor being delayed!


IdleLeeSiuLung3336d ago


Rumour upon rumour.... Looks like the trend continues. Just release the darn thing Sony. If anything, this should be of the highest priority at this point.

Eddie201013336d ago

Since the September NPD sales numbers came out the flame bate and Sony and PS3 negativity has gotten more frequent, as it always does when there's good news for anything Sony.

ape0073336d ago (Edited 3336d ago )

I wish that the next fw update doesn't just include voice chat

I want official fully featured gamer cards with deep player status and the cross game invites

also tons of new avatars and quicker sleeker in-game xmb that have sounds and sounds when when recieve massages and friends being online,upgrade the xmb system itself

that would make psn near perfect for me

ps3 has some of the best online games ever made,just look at uncharted 2,kz2,warhawk,fat princess and all of the multiplat games,if psn got these features,can you imagine the HUGE of a beast psn can be??

Xbox Avatars Shoe3336d ago

"We'll keep you updated if anything changes."

You mean when you start up some other bullsh!t rumor?

Max Power3336d ago

just to let you know I disagreed with you by accident, so I bubbled you up as an apology.

randomwiz3336d ago

i agree with you ape

I want xgame chat to be later down on the list. I prefer seeing other things done over this. Personally, I dont need it right now, since im playing the MAG beta a lot, and im talking with my squadmates.

Redempteur3336d ago

IT's NOt delayed was never annonced .

Seriously ..

DERKADER3336d ago

So your telling me that there's a rumor about a rumor being delayed. Sounds legit to me. I'm going to get my hopes up and then B*tch and moan at Sony when nothing happens like they said.

The Nferg is so funny/ HAHAHAHAH.

Wakka_3336d ago

But you guys would believe rumors from them if it was positive PS3 news. It's true, it's true.

callahan093336d ago

When 3.00 was announced and it wasn't in that firmware, I kind of assumed it wouldn't come until 2010. Oh well. I bet it comes in whatever firmware update brings XMB integration for Netflix.

uie4rhig3336d ago

that hasn't been announced be delayed? :/

Foliage3336d ago (Edited 3336d ago )

It's still on track, don't listen to this BS.

Isn't it great how people release a rumoured release date, and then they claim it is delayed? How can something be delayed if it still hasn't even been announced? You need a release date to claim something is delayed...

But again, it's still coming before the end of the year, look for it around Christmas.

Sarcasm3336d ago

Rumor: PS3 gets a Halo Game
Next Rumor: PS3 Halo Game delayed
Next Next Rumor: PS3 Halo Game canceled
Next Next Next Rumor: PS3 Halo Game back in the works

It could go on and on until

CONFIRMED: Halo Game was never going to PS3

That's how you REALLY get hits on N4G.

PtRoLLFacE3336d ago

lololololololololololololololo lolololololololololololololol

DaTruth3335d ago

No official word of its existence, yet we have official word of its delay!

FACTUAL evidence3333d ago

June 12, 2010 is when this update will show....

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PirateThom3336d ago

A feature, never officially confirmed and thus, never given a release date, is delayed?

Well, there you go...

Raoh3336d ago

what PirateThom said.. x2

mrv3213336d ago

is unofficially delayed

UnwanteDreamz3336d ago (Edited 3336d ago )

An unofficial feature has unofficially been delayed? N4G at its finest!

EDIT: @Xiphos

LOL man you took the convoluted nonsensical words right out of my mouth. +Bubbles for you bud.

Megaton3336d ago (Edited 3336d ago )

An unofficial rumored feature coming in an unofficial rumored firmware update has been rumored to be unofficially delayed. Pinnacle of N4G submission quality.

sikbeta3336d ago

Hold on a second, or maybe an hour

A feature that never was officially confirmed, correct
Then you have rumors, aha
Then you have a site, well kind of
and then an article in this site saying the feature that never was confirmed is for some reason delayed
A rumor delayed?

Ha, and you talk about Hiphopgamer lol

Sarcasm3336d ago

No it's a Rumor of a Delay about a Rumor of a feature that is part of a rumored firmware update. Oh great my eyes gone cross eyed

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rucky3336d ago

Shut up you don't know anything.

DigitalEnemy3336d ago


On a more serious note, Sony really should say once and for all their current stance on this feature. Is it coming? Is it not??

Wolverick3336d ago

This is all I want is just a yes or no if it's coming or not. Don't even care if a release date is given. Just a thumbs up or thumbs down at this point b/c the rumors are tiring.

JD_Shadow3336d ago (Edited 3336d ago )

Actually, Naughty Dog confirmed that it was on its way in an upcoming update. I doubt these jokers (I mean Gaming Age, not you, just to let you know) know what's going on, though (notice how SURE about it they are).

Personally, I think it'll be included in the same update that'll enable Netflix.

Bilbo653336d ago

One employee mentioning it in twitter is hardly a confirmation

Elwenil3336d ago

It was actually posted on the "official" Playstation forum. Oddly enough, I don't think that particular individual has been back on the forum since so he probably got demoted to janitor or canned.

LtSkittles3336d ago

It wasn't Twitter.

ReklissAbandon wrote:

"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."

Please think before posting

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Fishy Fingers3336d ago

You have to have a confirmed date before something can be delayed.

"PS4 delayed?" for example.

Sarcasm3336d ago

Sort of like how some folks were flailing their arms in the air about GT5 being "Delayed" to 2010 when a release date was never given...