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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Mucudadada3601d ago

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

Tinted Eyes3601d ago (Edited 3601d 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.

deadreckoning6663601d ago (Edited 3601d 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!

GWAVE3601d 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 Eyes3601d ago

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

evrfighter3601d ago

jeez consoles still don't have this?

elorm93601d ago

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

ZombieAutopsy3601d 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.

rroded3601d 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.

KillaManiac3601d 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).

dalibor3601d ago (Edited 3601d 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 Eyes3601d ago

Aww look at evrfighter doing damage control.

klashawnd3601d ago

Posted by "REKLISSABANDON" a Naughty Dog Dev.

Looks like he lived up to his screenname lol

mrv3213601d 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.

elorm93601d ago (Edited 3601d ago )

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

klashawnd3601d ago

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

Anon19743601d 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!"

BSigel813601d 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

StanLee3601d 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!

RememberThe3573601d ago

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

It's all relative.

lokiroo4203601d ago


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

ape0073601d ago (Edited 3601d 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

HolyOrangeCows3601d ago

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

Foliage3601d ago (Edited 3601d 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.

sikbeta3601d 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

klashawnd3601d ago

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

evrfighter3601d 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.

Foliage3601d ago (Edited 3601d 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.

chaosatom3601d ago

make the Switch and play Uncharted 2!

MEsoJD3601d 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.

blackpanther253601d 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

WenisWagon3601d ago

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

cyberwaffles3601d ago

cross voice chat is cool, but i prefer custom soundtrack. i only did it a few times when i had the xbox, but some of my games on the ps3 just scream for custom soundtracks.

judas priest ftw!

Foliage3601d ago (Edited 3601d ago )

"i prefer custom soundtrack"

I prefer playing games that don't have you wanting to mute the in-game music. Luckily most PS3 games have incredible audio, the blu-ray definitely doesn't hurt with the lossless sound data. I can't think of a single game from my PS3 lineup (many many games) that had me wanting to listen to something else.

Besides... there are many many electronics that will allow you to play your music, and most games allow you to turn music off. I'd prefer using my ipod dock.

Still, soundtracks have nothing to do with network capabilities...

zeeshan3601d ago

It was kinda obvious that it would come to PS3 sooner or later. My god, free PSN, buttload of AAA exclusive PS3 titles combined with cross-game voice chat, cross-game text chat, $299 price point, superior hardware, free Home, BluRay... SONY is on a ROLLLLLL!!

kwicksandz3601d ago

Apes list is what sony should implement feature by feature.

joemayo763601d ago

come on, give us something that has more use, MULTI-PSN LOGIN as a standard for all multiplayer games.

god i hate having to jump into any offline coop game only to accomplish some near impossible feat on my bros account, leaving me to do it again on my own :\

Anon19743600d ago

Used XBL for two years, never used cross game chat once. Quite frankly, I think it's rude. If someone called me up and wanted to chat while he played a game - I'd say hang up and call me back when you can give me your attention.

I hate talking to someone while they're doing something else. It's just ignorant.

Blaster_Master3600d ago

You cant believe everything on the internet. Thats how WW1 was started you know? LOL

loser3600d ago

just shut your stupid mouth ey! lag free??? god i hate when you fanboys just talk out of your 8rses. what does everyone on the psn have a super duper fibre connection??? does everyone on the psn all live rite next door to each-other??? does the psn have some super advanced technology that enables it to overcome the laws of physics?? no it doesn't.

coz i've experienced lag and latency on the psn on plenty of occasions. perhaps it's my 18meg down 1 meg up connection thats at fault, cos it cant be the psn rite? you know, lag and latency doesn't exist on sonys on-line gaming utopia...well it doesn't according to all the idiotic brainwashed fanboys like you. i love my ps3, i just hate reading the sh!t that gets spewed by you turds on here.

same goes to you aswell have got to be the saddest idiot on here now. you're even worse than the idiots that dwell in the open zone in every 360 thread. get a life ey.

anyway, please be true. and please get invites into every game. although these missing features dont damage the quality of killzone on-line, they are slightly annoying.

oh by the way turds. no matter how features sony add to the psn, i will still and always have and pay for live. sorry if you dont like that losers.

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MetalGearRising3601d ago

Had that since day 1 on xbox360 welcome to next gen.

PirateThom3601d ago

Shame the 360 has no games any more to make use of it. :(

Well, enjoy Facebook.

Esena3601d ago

Thanks for the welcoming! Now all you guys need is more than one good game a year then you might be caught up! :)

Jeromejones3601d ago

Well if this is true, what advantage does live still have over psn?

ZombieAutopsy3601d ago

ha i knew the first comment in here would be MGR (also knew it would say exactly what it did), why doesnt everyone just take his bubbles...actually he probally has 20 accounts to keep them up.

TheTeam063601d ago

yup, kinda reminds me of, you know, an Internet Browser?

Instead of bringing out all these apps, how about bringing Live owners something YOU created, Microsoft. Like an Internet Browser? BTW, MGR: There's something even the Wii has... Facebook, Twitter. All of that was accessible from day one.

PS: A Reliable Console - had that since day one. Welcome to the current generation.

ZombieAutopsy3601d ago

you make a good point about the IE, i really really thought that MS would of intergrated their IE by now. I'm sure if they did it would be alot better than the ps3's too (IMO the ps3 browser sucks bawlz but does get the job done to an extent). Come on MS no one uses your browsers on pc's anymore so let us use them on our consoles.

aftrdark213601d ago

Then I can't wait for it. But I can live w/o it. Probably used it 3 times on my 360. I normally use a cell phone and call my friends.

Oldsnake0073601d ago (Edited 3601d ago )

that's easy, none !

but you have to pay 60 Bucks, thats makes it the better service ;)

maverick11913601d ago

noticed how your always 1st to reply and bash a ps3 article

shows you have nothing to do in life and your a fanboy

"Had that since day 1 on xbox360 welcome to next gen."

lol had facebook and twitter and ps3 since day 1 welcome to this gen

you're becoming a PP if you knew him you would stop trolling instantly

PirateThom3601d ago

What do you mean "becoming pp"? It's the same person!

spongeboob3601d ago

Hey look on the bright side, you could always use your Xbox to see what we are doing in Uncharted 2 using twitter. Cheers.

Dimitri3601d ago

Since day 1 I had :

- A reliable console
- A next-gen console which has the best games (Uncharted 2 on the lead)
- A console which wasnt outdated when it came out
- PSN which is improving all the time, next firmware updates are just going to get better.

good luck xbox owners..

Lilchopp10083601d ago

haha but do u have blu been use on when u get blu ray on 360 then i welcome you to next gen as of right now u are last gen

Tr10wn3600d ago (Edited 3600d ago )

Since the day Sony won the format war I had :

-A Blue-Ray player...
-A Console which i turn every 2 months to watch some blue-rays
-A Lack of Faith on GT5... its been 5 years already
-A Ermm nothing to play because everything suck exept MGS4 or Uncharted 2 Among Hype.

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skatezero2463600d ago

lol you are a sad sad little man, the stuff you come up with is a joke ... keep it up though your making my day ...

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Dutch Boogie3601d ago

lol now there is no need to pay $50 for the rest of your consoles life unless you like using facecrap and netflop. the ps3 just won the online service debate.

mriono3601d ago

how did it when the debate when this is still a rumor, and will not be a useable feature on my ps3 when I turn it on tonight?

Kurt Russell3600d ago (Edited 3600d ago )

Now all it needs is an OK player base - Apposed to the chumps who spend their time on N4G instead of their consoles.

Chump nerds...

Solans Scott3601d ago

Now that it has been confirmed from a reliable source when is it going to be released? I had initially read that Sony did not plan on releasing any major firmware updates for the reminder of the year.

Lucreto3601d ago

It might be a big update for you but it might not be a big update for Sony. I know it is the most requested feature by fans but as we have seen it is way down the list for them.

mriono3601d ago

Can anyone confirm this guy really is a Naughty Dev? I am not saying he isn't, but how do we know he is? Again I'm just trying to get the facts before I start spreading the rumor further.

TheTeam063601d ago

You can tell by his little badge. Developers and other "special people" get an icon and a title to their post that can't be replicated.

It says Naught Dog Developer under his name, and you can even add him on PSN if his Friend's List isn't full.

mriono3601d ago

Thank you, I don't visit that site so I had no idea how to even verify, appreciate it.

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-EvoAnubis-3601d ago

Fantastic news from a fantastic dev team. Loving Uncharted 2, and will love chatting to other people while I'm playing it SP!

FACTUAL evidence3600d ago

This feature better be out before Heavy rain, GOW3, and final fantasy 13!!