Rumors have been circulating the internet for years now that the PS3 would be getting cross-game chat. Well, the word is finally out and the PS3 will not be getting cross-game chat simply because it’s not possible on the PS3.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Sony Worldwide Studio president, Shuhei Yoshida explained it’s not possible on the PS3 do to memory restrictions:
“Once a game gets RAM we never give it back. It’s not possible to retrofit something like that after the fact. 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.”
There you have it. So the next time the PS3 gets a firmware update you can stop wondering if the next update will feature cross-game chat because it’s never going to happen.