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Multi player voice chat?

Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014

Most of the games that have in game voice chat are MMO, or shooters of some sort. But i just how cool would it be if there was voice chat for diplomacy segments in multiplayer (provided there will be diplomacy phase of the turn or something of that sort).

Since 4x games MP sessions tend to get long(think HoMM3, Civ3) voice chat could go a long way in shortening the game just by means of optimizing communications. SO 2 or more players in an alliance can use voice chat all the time while rival players can only voice chat during diplomacy phase.

I know there is 10 TONs of software for voice com, but someone like me i am a lone player and games like Planetside 2, ME3 multiplayer and Black Light Retribution provide me with excellent opportunity to communicate with players that i meet for the first time in my life. So this is something i value greatly.

 

What are your thoughts on this topic? I know implementing such a thing this late in the development stage is far fetched, but its interesting to know if there is some community interest in such utility.