With Google TV recently announcing apps such as Netflix, Twitter, CNBC, Pandora and many more, this opens the doors for many other third party applications that would give the PlayStation 3 the cross game chat support we have all been waiting for. Whether it’s Google Voice or Skype, face to face chat or good old voice chat, the possibilities are endless.
There is not doubt that Sony has been working on different options to bring cross game chat to the PS3 for some time now, and the biggest issues that may have been putting this feature on hold could very well be the bandwidth concerns. But all this can be solved with Google TV.
For example, Google Voice or Skype used as an app via Google TV and Sony’s XMB would work together and give gamers the option to video chat, voice chat, or even have conference calls. Right now it is definitely far from clear what app Google and Sony would go with, but the concept is there, and the timing couldn’t be better.
Much like applications work when you give your twitter account permission to connect to your facebook account, this is pretty much how this concept might work. We have seen videos of Sony talking about; face to face cross game chat on the PS3 for some time now, and this now makes complete sense and also eliminates Sony’s bandwidth issues while shining a light on the feature that PS3 gamers have been waiting for since day one. Much like TQ-litigators states in his article – “Google and Sony would be a partnership that few could rival and a value that is impossible to top. Think of all the voice activated apps on Android that could be used on the PS3 with the camera mic or via Bluetooth”
The PS3 is advanced and Sony has been holding off for a reason and this can very well be the reason why. Be on the look out, Sony may have their own Google TV application ready to be revealed soon or perhaps an exclusive Google Voice PS3 version.