Massively has been following the growing prevalence of MMOFPS games
poised to enter the market in the coming months and years, with the most notable of these being Global Agenda
. The game's developer Hi-Rez Studios
got in touch with us today to let us know about their partnership with Vivox
, who will provide voice features for Global Agenda
. Vivox will enable push-to-talk voice chat and in-game news broadcasts "that describe key victories and events associated with Global Agenda's persistent territory control gameplay,"
states Hi-Rez Studios
. An additional (subscriber-only) feature will be out-of-game voice chat that will keep agency members in touch when they're not fragging their rivals. According to Hi-Rez, "Players can use a variety of access methods including the Vivox Web Voice within the toolbar controls, Vivox Voice on Facebook, or calling into a specified chat channel from their phone."
Hi-Rez also announced they will hold a dev chat via Facebook on Wednesday, November 18th, from 10-11pm (Eastern), which will require participants to download the Vivox Voice app for Facebook
. A Facebook group announcement from Hi-Rez today states that the dev chat will be limited to 75 people
who will pose questions to the Global Agenda