During the Sony Presser yesterday it was announced that the PS Vita would feature cross game chat a la Xbox Live, but nothing was said on whether or not the PS3 would recieve the long awaited service. Nevertheless this could be a sign that cross game chat will appear on PS3 soon.
The service will come to the PS Vita along with things like trophy support and “Near” which is similar to Street Pass on the 3DS. The cross game chat will allow users to communicate ”no matter where they are” and “no matter what game they are playing”.
Apart from that we saw one single screen of the party system, showing six PSN IDs playing multiple games in a “party room”. Next to them is speaker icon which we can assume allows the player to adjust the volume of each individual or mute them entirely, and on the right of the screen is a chat and add friend icon for additional functionality.