Vivox Looks To Bring Voice Chat To Nintendo Switch Games

I am curious to see how this will go over.

Vivox Enables Console-Based Voice Chat for Nintendo Switch Games

Massachusetts – February 5, 2019 | Vivox is pleased to announce that all authorized
Nintendo Switch developers can now utilize the Vivox SDK on the Nintendo Switch
system. This allows developers the choice to provide in-game voice chat capabilities
over a headset plugged directly into the console. Vivox is eager to see game
developers bring more communication options to Nintendo Switch. Having many
communication options available, including crossplay voice chat across consoles and
PCs, enhances the social angle of gameplay.

Developers interested in utilizing the Vivox SDK in their Nintendo Switch titles can
reach out to Vivox through the developer’s existing account on the Nintendo
developer portal, and from there can download and begin integration of the SDKs.
Development teams have already brought Vivox into their Nintendo Switch ports with
outstanding results, including Epic Games’ Fortnite. Hi-Rez Studio will also be
leveraging the Vivox SDK for SMITE and Paladins in forthcoming game updates. That
same functionality is now available to all publishers. Developers also have access
to Vivox’s highly experienced support staff, who are on-call and ready to make sure
every customer has a successful experience. Vivox is excited to see more customers
joining the growing list.

“We’ve already seen a great deal of success with Nintendo and the use of our
voice services in Fortnite,” said Dave Verratti, president of Vivox. “We are
extremely proud to be a part of the Nintendo ecosystem. We’re happy to help
Nintendo continue to push the envelope in their products by bringing gamers
together through enhanced communications. Multiplayer games can and should excel
on Nintendo Switch, and we’re excited to see the results of the Vivox SDK on
Nintendo Switch.”

With the addition of Nintendo’s latest console, Vivox now officially powers
crossplay-ready voice and text communication across every major gaming platform,
allowing game developers to engage their audiences in the games they love through
quick and easy communication.

For more information about the Vivox SDK and how to download the software for
Nintendo Switch, please visit or contact the following people: