Steam Voice with Silk

Valve have announced a Steam Client update to introduce the SILK voice codec, which is the same developed and used by Skype, makers of the world’s most popular voice communication service. SILK provides a significant improvement to Steam’s voice chat quality. Steam voice chat is available both in one-on-one or group chats, and works both at the desktop as well as while a user is in game. For more information on Steam, please visit

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A keen gamer since her parents bought her a NES at the age of 7, Zyle’s more recent gaming preference is for RPGs, Turn Based Strategies and Puzzle games. She’s pretty terrible at FPS and RTS but enjoys them all the same, and is currently avoiding MMOs due to a lack of time! Favourite game of all time: Ultima Online.

  • LFFPicard

    Took them long enough :)

    Used steam chat a few times, nice and stable but the quality was something to be desired. Mybe this will see people using the chat system a little bit more.