PS3: in-game voice chat with firmware 2.4?

Now, this is less of a confirmation and more of a slip, but it does give us hope. According to Gizmodo, Sony let it slip in a recent comment to MCV that in-game chat is on the way.

“Our momentum will continue with the introduction of in-game communication in the summer, firmware update 2.4 and the strongest line-up of games through our third party partners and our own studios. I’d personally like to thank our trade and business partners for helping us on the start of the PS3 journey.”

This is interesting, and I’ll remain hopeful. But what’s with all the teasing? We’ve grown tired of waiting for this tech that the other camp has had for awhile. Teasing doesn’t cut it any more.

This little slip gives promise, but no details. The “in-shirt XMB” shirts handed out at GDC were cute, but we didn’t hear anything about in-game XMB after that. We keep hearing about a PlayStation Network overhaul and a new video store, and even more rumors on this have been coming out of the retail-only Destination PlayStation event, but all we can do is wait for the rumored “sometime in April” and go about our daily lives.

Come on, Sony. Give us a heads up! 

Dale North