Good news! Some Wii U games will support in-game voice chat, the bad news? You'll need to shell out on a licensed headset to do so, it seems.
Speaking to Kotaku, Nintendo said that 'select games' including Assassin's Creed III, Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Mass Effect will all support in-game chat on the new home console
But rather that using the GamePad's inbuilt microphone, chat would require a licensed headset from Mad Catz or Turtle Beach to be plugged into the GamePad. Another thing to point out is the lack of headphone jack on the Pro Controller.
Nintendo has currently not spoken on universal voice chat within Wii U games, but if they do we'll have the story.
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