SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IpVenture’s technologies free
gamers to socialize fluidly, regardless of platform choice. The
technologies implement speech-to-text, promoting interaction by
resolving the inconveniences of texting whether via console, mobile, PC,
or VR headsets.
Gaming is a controversial activity particularly between
its young audience and parents. But chat-enhanced videogames teach
teamwork and offer a sense of community. IpVenture’s technologies
focus on improving these important skill sets and promoting human
interaction, especially in crossplay.
While games want to be on every platform, as exemplified
by Chang Han Kim, CEO of PUBG, and the emergence of crossplay
increases players’ flexibility, crossplay has taken time to become
widely accepted. Sony
initially restricted Fortnite gamers to a single platform, and only recently
enabled full crossplay for PS4 players.
Despite its potential, crossplay has challenges. Communicating among
different platforms imposes restrictions on players: inhibited texting
on consoles discourages those who dislike speaking to strangers,
experience harassment, or prefer to stay anonymous. Laura
Miele, the CSO of Electronic Arts, states that “a common gripe is
that some gamers engage in sexist, racist […] behavior[s].”
With IpVenture’s technologies, gamers’ voice responses can be
instantaneously converted to text and vice versa, and sent without
interrupting play. This allows gamers to retain the ability to
communicate through voice or text if they choose.
IpVenture’s technologies are the ideal solution to facilitate crossplay.
Console gamers no longer need to pause their videogames and summon
virtual keyboards to laboriously type responses. PC players no longer
have to switch to the chat box to type text messages, a precarious move
in fast-paced videogames.
The technologies also consolidate gamer information, user block lists,
availability statuses, and messaging, under one username over multiple
platforms, while keeping contact information private.
As gamers find themselves building meaningful relationships, the gaming
to facilitate a sense of community to fuel the interest of gamers
and gatekeepers (e.g. parents) alike. With IpVenture’s technologies,
players can socialize with voice and text on any platform under one
username, without disclosing contact information. That’s a win for
community, confidentiality, and communication.
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