Sony: Here’s Why There is No Cross-Game Chat on the PS3
Every time a new patch for the PS3 comes out, everybody hopes it’ll include cross-game chat, but that never happens. Why is that? Well, Sony has finally told us what’s up with that. Here’s what Sony Worldwide president Shuhei Yoshida told Euogamer:
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.
Once a game gets RAM we never give it back. It’s not possible to retrofit something like that after the fact.
So that is that, and it’s a perfectly plausible explanation, if you ask me. It probably won’t satisfy those who just need some cross-game chat, though, but those people would never be happy anyway, the divas.