One of the few advantages Xbox Live currently has over the PlayStation Network is cross-game chat. You form a party of friends and you can blab to your heart’s content, no matter what game each of you happens to be playing. That may soon change.
Inside: a reason not to get Modern Warfare 2?
When you start an online game in Activision’s soon-to-be-released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 while in a party chat, you are prompted to either leave your party and join the game chat, or you will not be allowed to play.
Check out this screenshot, from NeoGAF member Accident:
Whether this party chat-banning will apply to every playlist or only specific ones remains to be seen. Still, it’s a troubling turn of events for the future of of Xbox Live…
If our powers of friendly communication are taken away from us by power-hungry developers, what’s next?