Since I’m trying out the Xbox Game Pass for PC (or whatever it’s called. God I honestly have no idea what to call it!) I tried letting my kids play an online game of Human Fall Flat on the basis that it’d be a pretty safe game to play online as there was limited communication.
But then a few minutes in I realized that the game had ‘silently’ enabled the microphone and everyone could hear everything we were saying. Thanks Microsoft! Great idea there!
Messing around in the game settings, the Game Bar(?) overlay settings, the xbox app settings, I couldn’t really find any options to turn off voice chat.
There was an option to turn on ‘push to talk’, although I don’t know if that disables non-pushed chat, or if it’s an additional thing. I also turned down the voice volume.
But going back into HFF, I could still hear the voices of other players.
Anyone know of any way to universally turn off voice coms, both outgoing and incoming?
Given that I’ve never actually opened the Game Bar before, but it has popped up that little Windows Key+G notification every time I’ve started a game for the past year or two, I hope it hasn’t been secretly broadcasting everything anyone has said while non xbox-app games have been playing.
(Side note: the xbox app is dumb. They released a new version of HFF, and for some reason that required downloading an entirely new game, so both are installed side by side and there seems to be no obvious way to copy progress or saved characters from the old one to the new one. Genius!)