No in-game voice chat option in Star Wars Battlefront
In-game voice chat support will not be a feature in Star Wars Battlefront on three of its major launch platforms, EA has said.
The official EA Star Wars Twitter account stated that players will need to use the party chat option offered by the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as voice chat support has not been built into the game itself. Another tweet revealed that the PC version of the game will face a similar dilemma, with EA recommending players use their “favorite third party software to communicate with friends.”
Most players prefer the ease of using a systemwide party chat on consoles or dedicated VoIP like Skype or Curse Voice, so not being able to chat in-game with players on your team is a massive limitation. Let’s say you’re playing with a bunch of people you don’t know, you won’t have a way of chatting with them unless you invite them into a party, and there’s a chance they won’t accept, not to mention systemwide party chat limitations on the Xbox One which is 12 and eight on the PS4.
For those deciding to stick it out, Battlefront has recently announced their Season Pass, which includes four post-launch content packs. The pass comes part of the game’s Ultimate Edition or can be purchased separately for $50. Star Wars Battlefront will be available on November 17th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.