Overwatch players assemble: prepare for the Battle.net Voice Chat coming your way. Blizzard are trying to sort out their priorities with online competitive games, especially since they seem to want to make a solid stand in eSports. This is why, way ahead of the game’s release, the company is implementing a chat system for its infamous shooter. Bear in mind that it is beta, however, so flaws will soon follow.
The announcement was given via a post in the Overwatch blog, stating that Blizzard wants to make the Voice Chat as an integrated part of the Overwatch beta. Players were also advised not to get too excited about the feature because it is “still in its early development and testing stages”. Blizzard is a heavy name with good gaming notoriety, so players tend to get super excited but lose faith quickly once they hit the first bump.
There are a few twists and turns that are not exactly accurate about the Voice Chat, but the good news is that they are hinting at a greater experience. You will notice that Battle.net Voice Chat is used several times, not Overwatch Voice Chat, so does this mean that we might be getting a new system for all the other Blizzard games as well?
If we are, this is exceptional news. World of Warcraft and Starcraft 2 are both notoriously known for the poor quality of their voice system. People do not even use is anymore because it simply does not help. But if Blizzard decide that it is time to add a new voice system that actually works, they are going to make a huge step forward.
It could also help Heroes of the Storm, which also focuses on cooperation and a proper voice system could save the day. Imagine that a team formed of 3 or 4 people who are playing along can lead to some pesky solo actions that throw games. But with the aid of a proper Voice Chat, many of these mistakes could be avoided and better decisions could be mate.
Either way, this inaccuracy might lead to a great demand from players across all Blizzard games. Looks like we do need to prepare for the Battle.net Voice Chat because it is going to make our gaming experience a lot safer faster and more pleasant than we have ever experienced it before.
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