Today Vivox debuted its Voice Toolbar, a browser-based solution aimed at letting developers of online casual games, virtual worlds, and MMOGs add voice chat to their communities. Vivox has been a go-to provider for in-game or in-world voice for some time, integrating with Icarus, Multiverse, Unreal, and Second Life to name just a few platforms. This seems like Vivox's answer to the trend of more and more worlds shifting to the browser or just adding a Web-based community, but not wanting to lose features and functionality.

“With the emergence of Web 2.0, game developers and publishers have been reviewing their Web strategies, aiming to incorporate the best community-building tools to keep their customers connected to one another and to their products,” said Monty Sharma, vice president at Vivox. “Practically everything in the world today has a Web-based community. The initial targets for the Vivox Voice Toolbar are Web-based games with interest in developing their communities. Adding voice will bring a whole new social experience to these players and advanced opportunities for growth for the game developers. In addition, we are looking forward to working with a number of our partners to enhance the web experience for their established communities.”

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