Rumor: PS3 cross-game chat is coming … but at a price

Yet more rumors of PlayStation Network premium services have risen from the foamy ocean today, lending extra weight to the theory that cross-game chat will be part of a paid service, instead of the standard addition that it most assuredly should be. 

The rumor comes from perpetual blabbermouth Official PlayStation Magazine. The mag states that “Aside from the 3D goodness, cross-game party chat is the obvious ‘next big feature,’ even though it might be restricted to paid [PSN] subscribers.”

The last time cross-game chat and subscriptions were mentioned, it was in a Sony consumer survey. That survey already indicates that Sony is thinking of charging for the feature, so this new rumor adds fresh fuel to an already sizzling fire. I’m fairly convinced that cross-game chat will now be something we need to pay for, and ask that you forgive me if I just stick with Skype.

Cross Game Chat A “Premium” Service [TheSixthAxis]

Jim Sterling