Splatoon 2 will be hitting the Nintendo Switch this Summer, but one of the questions surrounding the game is the use of voice chat. In a recent interview with Splatoon 2 producer Hisashi Nogami, he spoke about the use of voice chat in the game:
Of course it supports it. The application and game work together: you can and your friends can use the app to create rooms and gather together to play, which then matches you up in the game.
You can invite friends to rooms using just the app, or you can invite people not on your friend list using social network sites. You can even create rooms in advance.
For example, during the afternoon, you can set up a room to invite friends to a match that same evening. Then, once enough people join, you can start the game. So you can use it to set up these “meetups”.
You can also use the application to engage in voice chat with other players in the room during gameplay. This feature also works together with the game.
For example, in Splatoon 2, you can chat with everyone in the room before the private match starts, but once the teams are decided, it automatically limits the chat to only be with your own team. The voice chat only functions between people in the same room, so you can’t talk to strangers.