A new peripheral from HORI shows just how complicated voice chat will be on the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo said the app will let players “invite friends to play online, set play appointments, and chat with friends during online matches in compatible games─all from your smart device.” The publisher added that “a free, limited version of this app will be available for download in summer [winter in Australia] 2017.”
Ahead of the app’s release, HORI’s new Splatoon-themed adapter truly illustrates how difficult the process will be.
【2017年7月21日発売予定】「ステレオヘッドセット エンペラフックHDP for Nintendo Switch」がSplatoon2と同時発売予定です！ゲーム内のギアを再現したヘッドセットで、ゲーム音とボイスチャットをミックスさせて聞くことができます！(税抜￥3480) pic.twitter.com/q1T4Oy3Sr3
— HORI /ゲーム周辺機器のホリ (@HORI__OFFICIAL) June 1, 2017
The adapter will take the audio from both your smartphone and the Switch; a mixer will allow the user to control the volume levels of both.
Take a closer look at the adapter and the setup process below:
While this is by no means Nintendo’s official solution, it’s likely close. What do you make of voice chat on the Switch?
Splatoon 2 heads to Nintendo Switch later this year.