Sony has said that Skype - a service that allows users to make free phone calls over the internet - may be on the cards for future PS3 upgrades.
FREE video chat across the PS3 and PC network would be just the thing to put PSN on top. Here's hoping that if Sony implements it, it won't be a damn PSN+ feature!
esp since I got my ps eye with the move.
We want X game chat, we get SKYPE!? LOL OVERKILL..
As Skype has something like 25 participant conference calls you would finally get the cross game chat that everyone (but me) has been whining about.
Skype needs quite some system resources. To make this cross game chat, it also would require the games to support it - or the OS (e.g. mute game audio channel/in game chat). Maybe possible, but maybe not. I would not hold my breath. Skype stand alone is already nice to have.
the PS3 can do Skype-in-Game.
I'm going to cry if this happens...
Skype/PS3 users, go here and show your support http://forum.skype.com/inde...
I would mainly be interested if you could run skype in the background while running other tasks like running games, music, videos, browser etc.
during games no, but during music, videos and photos probably yes
See, to me, this is a logical way to get around the cross game chat issue.... Skype has very low overhead, mobile phones can run it, if Sony can reduce the memory footprint of the OS or, at the very least, keep it at the same level but have, shall we say, "Skype Lite" running at all times, it gives you access to PSN and Skype users either on phones or computers.
I thought exactly the same. It's achieveable with a bit of effort. Reduce it to the bare minimum(obtain audio settings from system, use system resources for guy, remove normal chat functionality, reserve video conferences for outside game operations, integration with xmb friendlist maybe). Make it integrated part of newer FW and you have additional points in fighting with piracy. Who wouldn't love that? Something like Cross Game Chat with everyone in the world? Pure win.
- "run skype in the background while running other tasks like running games, music, videos, browser etc" You can't even run music in the background (at least in unsupported games) and it took 2+ years to be able to message without exiting a game. Not to mention there is still no cross game chat or a party system. Universal features and integration is something that gets lost in translation from English to Japanese and is masked by the statement "It's up to the developers". I wouldn't be surprised if Skype came on a disc /s
You really are an idiot aren't you. If you put even the slightest amount of effort into researching the features on the PS3, you'd understand why it's "up to developers" as you so negatively claim it. And since when is cross game chat or a party system "universal"? What, because the 360 has it, that automatically makes it universal? What about the Wii? It doesn't have it either. So let's take a look at the platforms we currently can game on. PC and 360 have it. No surprise with Microsoft's involvement. Their experience in the PC realm really helps them out with PC features included in consoles. PS3 and Wii DON'T have it. Sony is mostly an electronics hardware company that has never really had to integrate online components with their products, and Nintendo has almost exclusively been a gaming company. So out of 4, two have all of these so called "universal" features, and two don't. We could get technical and include handhelds, but that wouldn't be fair to MS now would it. "I wouldn't be surprised if Skype came on a disc /s" Even for a sarcastic statement this is retarded. 360 fanboys always complain that PS3 fanboys bring up the PS3 in non-related articles that have nothing to do with the PS3, and then there is a case like this. I thought 360 fanboys don't do stuff like this eh? OT: Skype on PS3 would be cool. I personally wouldn't need it, but hey whatever works right?
PSP does skype without a disc.
if Phones can support it and the PSP can support skype in the barebones without the video chat option that skype provides then the PSP with its inferior way of chat compared to the PC then i'm sure SKYPE team and Sony can work out the kinks to make it work the way it does on the PC. trust me its doable. and once again Mandat0ry Install you are an idiot!!!!
The PSP has had skype for years...problem is to really exploit it the PSP needs 3G support also. Skype would be great and whilst they're at it throw in a better browser as well.
Since WiFi > 3G anyway, it's not really a big deal. Most people don't use their PSP's to browse the net, and those who do most likely already know where the nearest WiFi network is.
...be able to game on the go...anywhere on the go. Browsing will also be great but they need to update the browser. I dont know about you but 3G has greater coverage than WiFi in my part of the world.
They're always suggesting and talking about the future, just implement these so call features already. PS3 can run so much...
Everything is a possibility... But will they do it? Oh noo...
Awesome, That's the shit right there. well hopefully we get cross game chat in future.
come on just do it,maybe e3 next year
that would be a nice feature....
A possibility??? F**K YOU SONY! Why the hell you added Skype on PSP and there only A POSSIBILITY to add it on PS3?!?!? ADD IT, AND STFU! Fool!!
Four years to late.
Skype isnt really all that amazing , dont see what the big fuss about it on PS3 is
this wud be wiked and skype iz wiked we dnt hav a proper msn messenger in browser so skype wud be solid i think so
That would be cool. Add PalTalk while you are at it.
"As a software developer (not affiliated with skype) I can maybe shed some light for you, " writes AcIDx0."First of all - skype for PS3 is possible. BUT!1. Cell is based on PowerPC architecture. The algorithms for skype's voice and video compression probably need to be re-written from scratch to port them to PowerPC.2. Not all developers know how to develop for PS3. It is hard, and you can't just go on and do it. They need to hire somebody with this experience and it is expensive3. PS3 does not really allow multitasking of 3rd party applications by design. The will need to really partner up with sony to do that properly."He has a point. If if were that easy to port Skype onto PS3 surely Sony would have done it by now? http://forum.skype.com/inde...
Would be a nice addition.
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