2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Speaking Socially: Voice Chat in Gaming

Friday, March 18
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 4abc
531 E 4th St

For competitive gamers, communication with teammates (and opponents) is key. Voice communication in games has advanced considerably over the past few years, but gamers are still asking the question, why can’t chat with my friends who are playing the same game on another platform? We’re both playing Elder Scrolls Online-why are we blocked from communicating with each other while we play? This is the question Vivox has been working to solve. This session would highlight why voice chat in games, and particularly in MMOs, is not only vital for player communication, but is essential for efficient teamwork and, of course, trash talk. It would also discuss the future of voice chat in video games

Hashtags: #sxsw #SXSWGaming


Brett Close

SVP Engineering & GM


Dave Verratti


Vivox Inc

Dave brings more than ten years' experience in business development and all phases of the application development lifecycle to Vivox. Before joining Vivox, Verratti worked at Novell, Inc. where he ...

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Josh Hackney

Head of Studio Dir of Dev

Daybreak Games


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