The #1 unequivocally most-requested feature for the PlayStation 3 has been cross game chat. Before the PS3 ever hit store shelves, Sony used it to demonstrate some of the features the PS3 was capable of. Turns out it’s not capable of cross game chat after all.
It’s been the PS3’s most glaring omission thus far, and the inclusion of cross game chat on the upcoming PlayStation Vita, only made the lack of cross game chat on the PS3 stick out like the most sore thumb ever.
Finally… after all this time. Sony has revealed that memory restrictions on the PS3 prevent cross game chat from ever being implemented into the PS3. During a recent interview with Eurogamer, Sony’s President of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, had this to say on why the PS3 can’t handle cross game chat:
Once a game gets RAM we never give it back…It’s not possible to retrofit something like that after the fact.
It’s about time Sony came clean and made it clear that it’s never coming. For now, if you want cross game chat, you’ll have to stick to our podcast.