Vivox, the leading player comms solution for games, now offers self-serve functionality and new, mobile-optimized features. This means more ways for your players to connect, collaborate, and communicate.
Vivox provides the best-in-class communication services for some of the biggest games around, including League of Legends, PubG, Valorant, and more – powering voice and text communications in over 120 countries, across 14 platforms, in over 850,000,000 minutes of conversations per day.
Vivox was founded in 2005 by telecom and voice-over IP veterans and joined the Unity family in 2019 to bring high-end communications tech to games and studios of all sizes – whether your game is built on Unity, Unreal, or another game engine.
Today, we’re excited to announce two new updates to the Vivox product:
Read more on these features below
Vivox is an engine-agnostic service that works with engines like Unity and Unreal to enable player communication through accessible in-game voice and text chat.
Vivox enables both 2D and 3D channels for your multiplayer experiences.
Vivox has launched new self-serve functionality to bring battle-tested multiplayer communication services to developers of all sizes.
This means that developers will now be able to activate and configure Vivox from within the Unity Dashboard. Getting a project up and running in a production environment has never been easier with the tools, technology, and user experience provided.
Here’s a quick look at what this means for developers:
In its latest update, the Vivox SDK has new mobile-optimizing features for player communication.
Here’s what this new package entails:
Keeping your players connected no matter where they’re playing – even while on the go – is a must for mobile titles. That’s why the automatic recovery system has been revamped to work on mobile devices.
The automatic recovery system kicks in when a player temporarily loses internet connectivity when moving between connection points – such as when they’re roaming between cellular networks, or when their device switches between an LTE mobile data connection and a home wireless network connection.
The Vivox SDK provides network connection recovery functionality for connection loss of up to 30 seconds. If the connection to Vivox is permanently lost after 30 seconds of disconnection, Vivox will trigger an automatic logout.
What’s the best way for audio to be configured on mobile when your player is muted? Or when they’re using a wired headset? What about a wireless headset?
Smart platform audio management is the algorithm that ensures the best audio and communications experience no matter how the player is playing – configuring the audio devices on the handset depending on what the user is doing in-game.
This feature ensures that sounds don’t bleed back from the game, avoiding echoes and poor audio experiences.