In-Game Communication For PS3 This Summer
After speaking to trade partners today, Sony Computer Entertainment UK head man Ray Maguire promised more good things for the PS3 in 2008, including the implementation of in-game communication.
According to MCVUK, Maguire spoke about how the PS3 had officially topped 1 million units sold in the UK, which means the system hit that lofty milestone ahead of both the PS1 and PS2 (no easy feat). Maguire said this accomplishment is "even more gratifying considering the PS3 is a premium product introduced at a premium price." At this point in time, the PlayStation 3 is surrounded by encouraging news, which is in stark contrast to the situation this time last year. Perhaps best of all is the impending lineup of software for 2008 - which Maguire mentioned - and the inclusion of several other big features for Sony's next-gen console. Most notably is in-game communication, which is referenced in Maguire's following quote:
“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.”
Yep, we can expect firmware update 2.4 very soon as well, it seems. Things are definitely looking up for the system, and we would like to know more about this in-game communication. How soon will it arrive...? Only time will tell.
3/3/2008 Ben Dutka