Vivox is proud that dozens of industry-leading development teams across the globe have implemented our voice chat platform in their games to help create some of the world's best gaming experiences. For years, we’ve worked with top developers and publishers on award-winning games to become the undisputed leader in voice chat. But don't take our word for it – take theirs!
Xbox One, Playstation 4
"We are excited to incorporate voice chat into the console versions of The Elder
Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, enabling players to easily connect with one another.
For us, Vivox was the natural choice, given their multi-platform capabilities, gaming industry
pedigree and reliability."
- Matt Firor, game director, ZeniMax Online Studios
Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
"Across all platforms, World of Tanks has one of the most dedicated online
communities of players and we are expanding that community as we break new
ground with Vivox’s revolutionary cross-platform play functionality on consoles.
With this technological innovation we are able to bridge the battle between
Xbox One and Xbox 360 tankers, and we’re excited to offer players their
first-ever opportunity to play across the two, together and seamlessly."
- Denny Thorley, SVP of product development, Wargaming
September 22, 2015 (Boston, MA) – Vivox announced today that they have partnered with ZeniMax® Online Studios to bring voice chat communication to The Elder Scrolls® Online: Tamriel Unlimited™. Whether on PlayStation® 4 or Xbox One®, millions of players across the globe are able to easily communicate in-game with Vivox's voice chat as they adventure through the legendary world of Tamriel.
"We are excited to incorporate voice chat into the console versions of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, enabling players to easily connect with one another," said Matt Firor, game director, ZeniMax Online Studios. "For us, Vivox was the natural choice, given their multi-platform capabilities, gaming industry pedigree and reliability."
With the recent launch of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, players can take advantage of Vivox's natively supported voice chat, both via private channels and publicly based on proximity to other players. If players are wearing a headset and encounter another player, they will be able to engage in real-time communication creating a new level of player experience.
"It is a privilege for Vivox to integrate our voice chat technology into such an esteemed and popular title," said Rob Seaver, CEO, Vivox. "Our instant and clear voice commands bring a truly immersive experience to The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited."
Vivox provides communication applications for social experiences where consumers interact on the Web, on their mobile devices or within gaming or social networking environments. More than 80 million users in 180+ countries exchange more than 3.5 billion voice minutes each month across the Vivox network. Vivox social communications applications are delivered directly to consumers and with partners such as Wargaming.net, Daybreak Games, Ubisoft, and many others. For more information, visit www.vivox.com.
About ZeniMax Media Inc.
ZeniMax Media is a privately owned media organization headquartered outside Washington DC with international publishing offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Eindhoven, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Sydney. Through its subsidiaries, ZeniMax Media creates and publishes original interactive entertainment content for consoles, the PC, and handheld/wireless devices. ZeniMax Media divisions include Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, Tango Gameworks, MachineGames, Battlecry Studios, ZeniMax Online Studios, ZeniMax Europe Ltd., ZeniMax Asia K.K., ZeniMax Asia Pacific Limited, and ZeniMax Australia Pty Ltd. For more information on ZeniMax Media, visit www.zenimax.com.
About ZeniMax Online Studios
ZeniMax Online Studios, a division of ZeniMax Media Inc., was established to become a leading developer of online games, with special focus on Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games (MMORPGs). ZeniMax Online Studios is located in Hunt Valley, Maryland. For more information on ZeniMax Online Studios, visit www.zenimaxonline.com.
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July 28, 2015 — The wait is over and the battle lines are drawn as Wargaming announces World of Tanks is now available globally on Xbox One. Custom built for the platform, World of Tanks on Xbox One fully harnesses the power of the console and brings a world first to gamers with cross-platform play between the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of the game. With the addition of stunning enhanced graphics and a new Player versus Environment (PVE) mode, the new generation of tank warfare has at last arrived.
World of Tanks on Xbox One delivers an amazing first-to-market function for console tankers with never before seen cross-platform multiplayer tank battles on Xbox. Furthermore, with a single Xbox Live account sign-in between the two platforms all tech tree progress and in-game research is preserved, no matter which Xbox console a player is using to access the fight.
"Across all platforms, World of Tanks has one of the most dedicated online communities of players and we are expanding that community as we break new ground with this revolutionary cross-platform play functionality on consoles," stated Denny Thorley, SVP of product development, Wargaming, "With this technological innovation we are able to bridge the battle between Xbox One and Xbox 360 tankers, and we're excited to offer players their first-ever opportunity to play across the two, together and seamlessly."
World of Tanks cross-platform gameplay delivers another innovation with voice chat between platforms and shared achievements through a single Xbox Live account. The game also ramps up the combat with enhanced graphics and lingering battle damage thanks to the heightened Havok damage physics.
The all-new "Proving Grounds" PVE mode debuts, providing the perfect entry point for new tankers and an excellent practice arena for existing tankers. Finally, players will be able to share every glorious victory via the full slate of social and streaming support offered on the Xbox One platform.
For more information about World of Tanks on Xbox One and Xbox 360, visit: http://www.worldoftanks.com/xbox
*Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required. Additional in-game content available and sold separately.
As the games that we play become more and more complex, the necessity for excellent voice communication becomes a priority. Vivox has long been a player in the area of voice chat technology. We had the opportunity to interview Vivox's CEO Rob Seaver about how his company stays relevant in an expanding market and growing towards the future simultaneously. Check it out!
Please introduce yourself and tell us your position with Vivox.
Hi, I am Rob Seaver, CEO at Vivox.
How long has Vivox been available to gamers?
We’ve been integrating our voice chat technology into games for about the last eight years. Our first customer was CCP Games for EVE Online, and the most recent launch we announced was The Elder Scrolls Online from Zenimax. We’ve integrated our services into over 100 games, including games from Wargaming, Daybreak (formerly SOE), Ubisoft and many others.
How many players use Vivox on any given day?
We serve some of the largest multiplayer games in the world, including World of Tanks, Elder Scrolls and Planetside 2. Millions of players use our services in these games every day.
With the ever-increasing number of voice chat options available to gamers and even natively embedded within games, what makes Vivox the best choice?
Game publishers choose to integrate our voice chat solution into their games because it provides the best experience for gamers. It’s integrated, so players can easily communicate with each other without having to deal with separate applications. It’s cross platform, so players on a console can talk to their friends on a PC or tablet. We’re the only provider of spatial (3D) voice chat so players hear other players based on their position or how far away they are. Overall, we provide a higher quality experience that makes the game better and the community stronger.
What are unique features and characteristics does Vivox contain that sets it apart from all other voice chat programs currently available?
We’re the only provider with users on Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. That means we’re uniquely positioned in a number of ways. We provide a consistently high quality and massively scalable experience to gamers and to game developers across those platforms; we enable interesting opportunities to mix those platforms for cross-platform gameplay and companion applications; and we see a great opportunity to leverage our desktop application (C3, http://downloadc3.com) to keep gamers connected to their friends even when they’re not playing.
Where do you see Vivox in the next five to ten years?
We’ll continue to lead the way in communications for gamers. Already, we provide a more immersive experience on more platforms than any other solution, and this will continue. You’ll see us continuing to expand the reach of our offering to more devices and platforms, connecting gamers in new ways to keep them in touch with their gamer friends and the game community when and how they want, when playing and outside the game, and making new experiences like VR more interactive and immersive.
What, if any, impact do you see Virtual Reality having on voice chat programs like Vivox?
VR is a great opportunity for Vivox. VR provides a more immersive visual environment for the player, and demands a more immersive communications experience as a result. We are the only provider of spatial (3D) voice chat with any scale in the market today (we provide this functionality to millions of gamers now) and we have more experience with the complexities of real-time immersive communication than anyone. Today, almost all VR applications are single player, but as multi-player games come to market, you’ll see Vivox providing voice chat solutions that are worthy of the amazing visual experience.
Where are you concentrating your research (for new features etc.)?
The key areas for us are to continue to expand the reach of our platform (for example, we recently launched our first Xbox 360 and Xbox One integrations) – mobile will clearly be an important part of our future – as well as ways to connect players with each other and their communities in more and better ways.
Anything else you would like to add?
I would like to thank you for your time and to also encourage your readers to let us know what they think of our voice chat technology in their favorite games. We’re always looking for player feedback!
Thanks so much for your time!
Hardcore Gamer Article
Good news for console MMO fans, Vivox is partnering up with ZeniMax Online Studios to incorporate their voice chat technology into console versions of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.
Players can take advantage of the natively supported voice chat, either via private or public channels based on proximity to other players. This means players on consoles who wear headsets can walk to another player character online and strike up their own brand of colorful conversation.
Vivox was the natural choice for the folks over at ZeniMax Online, according to game director Matt Firor, and its multi-platform capabilities really sealed the deal. For more on The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, check out our preview of it here.
Vivox's Technology Enables Voice Chat for Console Versions of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.
Get set for the world debut of cross-platform gameplay between World of Tanks on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
As the games that we play become more and more complex, the necessity for excellent voice communication becomes a priority.
Good news for console MMO fans, Vivox is partnering up with ZeniMax Online Studios to incorporate their voice chat technology.
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