PS3 cross-game chat, a possibility?

Cross-game voice chat will never be implimented for PS3 owners says Sony, the reason? RAM constrains in the hardware. When games are running, they are given priority to use the system’s RAM, leaving almost nothing for voice chat or other features.

Many have speculated that Sony will be releasing a RAM upgrade for their Playstation 3 console, but nothing of the sort is likely to happen, perhaps to avoid the less tech-savvy potentially breaking their system when attempting an upgrade, which involves opening up the console.

A spokesman stated “The game has to use its own memory to do in-game voice chat. There’s always voice chat in the game. But it’s a part of a game feature. It’s not a part of an OS feature. That’s the reason in terms of the ability to have voice chat across different games”.

So cross-game voice chat will most likely be a feature in future consoles, but we can safely say it won’t be a feature available for PS3 users. You might also want to keep an eye out for the feature on Microsoft’s range of consoles, which have always been one step ahead with features like voice chat and online gameplay.

Now onto similar news, Sony have put a stop to the rumours stating that the PlayStation Vita’s RAM has been cut from 512MB to 256MB, but the upcoming next-gen console will contain 512MB RAM and 128MB of dedicated VRAM, more than enough for cross-game voice chat? Probably.

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