Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Razer Comms voice chat launches in open beta with an always-on overlay (video)

6 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Dedicated gamers are very familiar with loading chat apps like Teamspeak or Ventrilo to coordinate their multiplayer sessions, but such software usually sits in the background -- it's hard to tell who's speaking without switching apps and losing focus. Razer's new Comms open beta may just give players a chance to stay in touch without those rude interruptions. The Windows app provides the obligatory home for group voice and text chat, but its real standout is an optional on-screen game overlay that will keep the conversation going, either with a full window or a minimalist ticker that shows who's speaking. Razer's war on lag persists here, as well: Comms' servers reportedly minimize delays and hiccups in the heat of battle. Not everyone will need the beta when many games already have chat baked in. Those that want a more consistent experience, however, can give Comms a spin today.

Source: Razer
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
6 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Radiohead's online 'library' hosts rarities, art and merch

Radiohead's online 'library' hosts rarities, art and merch

View
Discovery shows early galaxies could have very short lives

Discovery shows early galaxies could have very short lives

View
Google CEO Sundar Pichai calls for 'sensible regulation' of AI

Google CEO Sundar Pichai calls for 'sensible regulation' of AI

View
The Morning After: Apple teams up with the creator of 'Bob's Burgers'

The Morning After: Apple teams up with the creator of 'Bob's Burgers'

View
FBI seizes site dedicated to selling data breach information

FBI seizes site dedicated to selling data breach information

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr