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Cross Game chat not possible between 360 and Xbox One

Xbox One platform architect Marc Whitten has said in a new interview that cross chat between friends on Xbox 360 and Xbox One will not be possible, although you can still send text messages.

“You’ll see us add more in this area in the future. At launch, you’ll have your expanded list of friends and the ability to mark favorites so that it is fast and easy to play with the friends you care about most," Whitten told IGN [via].

“For a variety of technical reasons – including the sound quality that I talk about below – we don’t support voice chat between the two systems. You will still be able to send and receive text messages to friends on both systems, however.

“You see your friends on both systems,” he continued, “including their rich presence. My friends that are still on Xbox 360, for example, might see that I’m on Xbox One, playing Ryse. Since I can have more than 100 friends on Xbox One, if I go back to Xbox 360 and I have more than 100 friends, it will only show me the subset of my friends who are friends with me on Xbox 360.”

Edited On 13 Aug, 2013

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Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 3 years ago
I didn't expect chat to work cross platform, why would they need to mention this?
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 3 years ago
Didnt really expect it to do that. Another thing that was said last night was that kinect is not needed at all for the console to run so begs the question why make it mandatory to have it with the console.
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 3 years ago
I'm sure you'll be able to use Skype cross-platform if you were really desperate to chat to your buddy on a different console
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Yeah the Kinect is no longer mandatory, but they're still making it a must to sell it. Just daft that. Basically will announce a non-Kinect XBOX next year.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Which I've been saying all along.
Zombieflamingo's avatar
Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Yeah was not really expecting it to allow you to do that, didnt even think you would be able to send text messages but its pretty cool if you can do that.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Don't worry, we will all be able to Skype each other on our PSV's........... Oh wait
Danny_936's avatar
Danny_936 3 years ago
question, are shopto going to be selling the new xbox one turtle beaches "xo four" and "xo seven" and if so does anybody know the price tags?

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