Let your VOICE be heard in Second Life

Adding voice feature in Second Life

CNET News.com is reporting that Second Life will have a beta test of their new voice chatting capability. They will be using the Vivox voice services with spatial audio. This will allow voices to be heard from different positions. A person to your right will be heard from the right speaker and so on.

The beta test will be free for the month of march for a selected few people and then be launched for everyone at the end of the month. People will be able to speak to others around their avatar in group chat style up to 100 people. There is also a private chat where you can speak to a person anywhere in SL privately. Another option is speaking to a group of people located anywhere in SL. The only price I found is for land owners who can turn on or off the voice capability for a price. I haven’t found out how much it would cost for the regular user. Guess we will have to wait and see what will happen.

I am not a talkative person so this isn’t exciting to me as it is to others. I would rather type in chat And I fear that the ones who don’t use the voice chat will be the outsiders. Maybe I will just have to buy a headset and try it for a bit. I can’t see it being used at a music or movie event that’s for sure! Quiet in the front!!

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