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Sony Pull Cross Game Chat?

It was there, now it's not.

Sony’s press conference was missing a few aspects we were expecting, but one of them – cross game chat – briefly appeared over on the official site before disappearing just as quickly.

As mentioned by our eager-eyed readers over in the firmware 3.40 post comments, the page for PlayStation Plus originally talked about cross game chat.

“Invite your friends to chat online no matter what game you’re all playing,” it said, “even if they aren’t members of PlayStation Plus.”

Regardless, it’s now gone. Whether this was an error, or part of a future reveal it’s hard to say, but at least someone got a screen grab to prove it was there at some point tonight.

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28 Comments
  1. benny boy
    Member
    Since: Forever

    Maybe part of the unannounced FW 3.40?

    Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 00:12.
  2. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Looks like it’s been pulled from the various Euro sites

    Surely would have got an E3 mention if it was coming… wonder if it adds a big overhead to the network, or whether some games are just incompatible

    Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 00:13.
  3. icuyesido
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    I hope it’s got it, I know a lot of people don’t want it but they don’t have to use it, I personally think it would be a great feature that I would use a lot.

    Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 00:13.
    • paulleeper2430
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      who would not want it?????????????

      Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 00:41.
      • tonycawley
        Pint! Pint!
        Since: Feb 2009

        Me. I generally only talk to people that i’m actually playing games with.

        Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 07:05.
      • BadBoyBoogie
        Let There Be Rock
        Since: Mar 2009

        Same here. You can’t miss what you’ve never had!! ;)

        Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 10:11.
      • cam the man
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        It’s not something I would use, not at the moment.

        Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 12:09.
  4. Paranoimia
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    Seems like an error to me. Why would it be there in English, when the rest is in… what is it, Dutch?

    Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 00:13.
    • mynameisblair
      hisnameisblair
      Since: May 2009

      It’s translated and stitched together, I assume.

      Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 00:17.
      • Marfje123
        Member
        Since: Sep 2009

        It wasn’t it was actually shown like that.

        Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 00:22.
    • sfgdfds
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      it’s Dutch

      Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 00:58.
  5. mynameisblair
    hisnameisblair
    Since: May 2009

    I doubt Sony would’ve kept this a secret to reveal it some other way, looks like it’s not going to happen.

    Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 00:14.
  6. Charmed_Fanatic
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    XGC should be normal not charged for :|

    Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 00:15.
    • Kage56
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      wrong.

      Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 00:22.
    • PhilipJWitow
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      It’s actually more of a premium service than something you should expect it to have, so I would also argue it should be charged for.

      Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 00:35.
      • Uhyve
        Member
        Since: Sep 2008

        You get cross game chat for free on the 360…

        Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 11:34.
  7. CaptnSpaulding
    Member
    Since: Forever

    Finally! Cross-game chat is coming to the PlayStation Network! After what seems like years of demand, Sony has announced cross-game chat, which allows PSN members to talk to each other, even while playing different games. However, the oft-demanded feature does come with one large caveat: chats can only be initiated by PlayStation Plus members.

    PlayStation Plus members will be able to send invites to any member of the PlayStation Network, free or paid. Up to four PSN members can be in a party chat, however at least one participant must be a member of PSN+. The chat will discontinue if all paying members disconnect.

    - Joystiq

    Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 00:18.
  8. Mick939
    Member
    Since: Forever

    Might just be in 3.40

    Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 00:18.
  9. CaptnSpaulding
    Member
    Since: Forever
    • nofi
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      Wonder where they’re getting this confirmation from.

      Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 00:35.
    • PhilipJWitow
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Damn, just about to post this. :p

      I wonder why they didn’t mention it in their conference as part of Playstation Plus? Seems weird they wouldn’t have wanted all the features they’re introducing mentioned… :S

      Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 00:37.
  10. Flash
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    I imagine its just something that they want to save for a future reveal.

    Comment posted on 16/06/2010 at 00:38.

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