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BioWare has commented on the possibility of text chat in Anthem, and it’s not looking good.

Responding to a question on Reddit (via VG247) about global chat, clan chat, etc., creative director Brenon Holmes stated that accessibility requirements are making it difficult to implement. According to Holmes, any text-based chat would need to support text-to-speech, which increases the cost of implementing it. However, he didn’t rule out text chat completely.

“The main challenge is that there are a bunch of additional accessibility options that we are required to implement. This increases the cost of these sorts of features,” he wrote. “As an example I’m pretty sure one of the things we need to support is TTS for any in game text based chat.

“This sort of thing unfortunately complicates what might normally be an easier feature… Right now we’re still figuring out what is feasible to do.”

Destiny 2 launched without text chat on PC, but has since introduced it in social areas.

Anthem launches February 22nd for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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Anthem probably won’t support text chat on PC

BioWare has said that text chat support for Anthem on PC is still up in the air.

By Matthew Bennett | 07/24/2018 09:21 AM PT

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BioWare has commented on the possibility of text chat in Anthem, and it’s not looking good.

Responding to a question on Reddit (via VG247) about global chat, clan chat, etc., creative director Brenon Holmes stated that accessibility requirements are making it difficult to implement. According to Holmes, any text-based chat would need to support text-to-speech, which increases the cost of implementing it. However, he didn’t rule out text chat completely.

“The main challenge is that there are a bunch of additional accessibility options that we are required to implement. This increases the cost of these sorts of features,” he wrote. “As an example I’m pretty sure one of the things we need to support is TTS for any in game text based chat.

“This sort of thing unfortunately complicates what might normally be an easier feature… Right now we’re still figuring out what is feasible to do.”

Destiny 2 launched without text chat on PC, but has since introduced it in social areas.

Anthem launches February 22nd for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89