The newly announced Nintendo Switch version of Diablo III will utilize the Nintendo Online mobile app for voice chat in online play.
Oh god how dafuq is this still a thing with a soon to be paid for subscription service
No idea. It's ridiculous. This app should just be integrated into the Switch itself.
Funny thing is that Fortnite has native voice chat in-game. There is no excuse for any other online game to not have. Using the app for cross game party chat is one thing, but using it to bypass adding it to the base software is just lazy. This whole apo, as others have said, sould at least be an optional download to the Switch itself. Then it would actually be decent and viable.
If they don't make a way of accessing that app directly from the switch, then this stupid app is going to single-handedly kill a lot of interest that people would usually have towards multiplayer gameson Switch that are, outside of chat, otherwise pretty good. Having said that, I have no intention of using the chat in games like this regardless, so it's not going to affect me one way or the other. Chat in online gaming has become too toxic for me to personally bother with. I have no faith that idiotic dudebros, tryhards, and screaming immature (be they in age or attitude) players are suddenly going to act better just because it's on a Nintendo system.
Didn’t Fortnite on Switch already show you can use voice chat natively without that app
Yup. But Unreal Engine 4 has built-in support for that. Blizzard probably didn't want to do the extra work, which is a shame. If these companies just built support for their engines one time, they could use it easily in all their future games.
Or Nintendo could just make the app an optional download to the Switch itself. This would solve all problems. However as things are now, devs should be adding native chat to their games. If it is an engine issue as you say however, I place the blame on Nintendo. Such a simple solution that would keep the app worthwhile, better even, yet they have yet to do it. Hopefully they add it as a download and announce it with the online subscription. Till then, the voice chat remains my biggest problem with the Switch itself.
@Shiken - agreed, just make it an app on the Switch itself. That would save a lot of headaches. The app could run in the background while you play the game.
Nintendo still stuck in the past.
It's a paid subscription service, how are we doing this.
I haven't tried the app before and I really don't care to chat online, but I still don't see this as a serious problem. How else are we to chat when our system is docked? a long ass cord or bluetooth adapter plugged into the Switch, that would probably mute the TV output. Does every other console have a headphone jack on their controllers? I'm asking How would you communicate with your friends so to arrange play if their switch(or any console or PC) isn't on...text messages on your phone? What would most people use for chat, discord, hangouts, etc without...all on an app on their phones? I'm not seeing the difference here. Seems as if Nintendo is exactly getting with the times that people claim they are constantly behind. Again, I've very little experience with this sort of thing as you can tell from my comments, but I'm open for more information to explain why this is a huge problem..never mind....just asking for a friend.
yes the Dualshock and XB1 controllers have an input for headphones and/or mics. I know I used to the PS4 included Mono earbud with mic plugged into the bottom of the controller for quite some time when I first got it.
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