Voice chat is something that has been in online games for a long time, and it's odd that a co-operative experience like Destiny has forgone any kind of chat system. Luckily, Bungie have heard the player's requests, and they have responded in the best way possible.
The voice chat system planned for Destiny is well under development, and Bungie have revealed that a beta phase for it will be released next week.
To give player's the option of whether they want to talk to others or not, a toggle option will be provided so that they can keep voice chat off or turn it on in the upcoming update.
You will also be able to switch between public chat and fireteam chat so that you can block out any other players that may be in the area. It will be interesting to see if the public chat will be held across the entirety of a map or whether it will be proximity based.
Hopefully there will be some options to keep chatting in the Tower to a minimum as well, considering that it is always filled with dozens of players.
When the new voice talk feature is added to Destiny will you make use of it, or are you happy to keep playing without interacting with strangers? We'd love to know your thoughts on this matter.