As we all know, one of the greatest things about first-person online shooters is the way you can connect with other players, and listen to a shrieking twelve year old say unpleasant things about your mother.
Not so with the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront, which won't feature an in-game voice chat system, according to the. To chat with friends, you'll need to grab some third-party software like Mumble or Ventrilo.
In all honesty, that's what most PC players would do anyway. I can't think of many titles where people use the in-game comms. It's interesting thathas dropped the feature though. I wonder if it's because they want to keep the game a bit more family friendly than other shooters, given the IP's broad appeal? Removing the opportunity for strangers to be horrible to you would certainly do that.
Star Wars: Battlefront is out this November 17.