Wii Us voice chat setup verges on the ridiculous


first_imgAnyone who was hoping to use voice chat on their Wii U might be in for a little shock. Yes, it’s possible to chat with other gamers using your Wii U, but it’s only available on certain games, which seems to rule out the possibility of cross-game chat, and the set up is overly complicated to the point of being ridiculous.In-game voice chat will be supported in certain games such as Mass Effect 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Assassin’s Creed III. All these games support in-game voice chat on the Xbox 360 and PS3 too, plus they have online modes that would benefit from headset use. But here’s the catch — the Wii U’s GamePad controller does have a mic and speakers, but these are not compatible with in-game voice chat. Instead, gamers must buy a headset to plug into the headphone jack on the GamePad. There’s no official headset accessory for the Wii U (yet) so Nintendo recommends buying a licensed one from either Mad Catz or Turtle Beach.It gets worse, though. If you want to use your Wii U Pro Controller to play one of the games mentioned above, there’s no headphone jack connection on the Pro Controller. So even if you’re not using the GamePad, you are going to need it if you want to use voice chat. Worst of all, every single headset for the Wii U is wired, despite the console having Bluetooth, so gamers must have the GamePad on their lap or nearby in order to be able to wear a headset.All headsets designed to work with the Wii U have been made to work with the GamePad and not the console itself, which is a major oversight in my opinion. A wireless headset would also help matters.It’s unclear whether Nintendo will work to solve these problems, but many gamers will feel it must to compete with the Xbox 360 and PS3 and be taken seriously as a console. Hopefully we will see a solution to this ridiculous set up soon.via Kotakulast_img read more