Vivox has officially announced that they will be releasing a software development kit, or SDK for short, to add text and voice chat to Nintendo Switch games. According to VentureBeat, “This will enable third-party developers to use this tech for their multiplayer games”. A Vivox spokesperson told VentureBeat that “it was a happy coincidence, but we had been in the working with Nintendo to bring this to all Switch developers for a few months. We are always trying to expand our services to more developers, and the Nintendo Switch has clearly become a solid online gaming platform for users and developers. We wanted to make sure we would have a product that would deliver the best possible voice chat experience to Switch users, and that was what we’ve been focused on”. Hi-Rez Studio will use Vivox’s voice chat for Paladins and SMITE in future updates.
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