Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for Wii U will not have voice support!
Sum Digital, the developer of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed has confirmed with Eurogamer that the game will have voice chat on all the platforms, except for the Wii U.
Last week it was revealed that Wii U voice chat is not a standard for the system. In fact to take things down an even weirder road, voice chat is only supported through a third-party, officially licensed headset that plugs right into the Wii U GamePad, regardless that there is a microphone already built into the controller. Also, if you’re planning on buying one of those awesome looking Wii U Pro Controllers, be aware that there is no headphones jack anywhere to be found on the controller. Hopefully Nintendo comes up with a solution for this, so Wii U players aren’t going through the pain in the ass we went through on the last Nintendo console, having to attach our Wii Classic Controllers to our Wii Remote Controllers for some non-motion gaming. Yeah I’m talking to you NBA Jam!
The Nintendo Wii U is set to release on November 18 here in North America. So far the launch games that will for sure be supporting voice chat features are Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Assassins Creed 3 and Mass Effect 3: Wii U Edition. Once we get word on more details on what else is supported for voice chat or not, we will let you know.