Sony explains lack of PS3 cross-game chat

Speaking to Eurogamer, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said that the continiung absence of cross-game chat on PS3 was due to memory limitations. “Once a game gets RAM we never give it back,” he said. “It’s not possible to retrofit something like that after the fact. The game has to use its own memory to do [in-game chat]. There’s always voice chat in the game. But it’s part of a game feature, not part of an OS feature. That’s the reason in terms of the ability to have voice chat across different games.”