Housemarque is adding voice chat to their Zombie shooter Dead Nation.  While released to critical acclaim, many gamers felt something was missing – mainly voice chat for an online co-op shooter.

Eager to remedy this oversight, developer Housemarque has announced an upcoming patch which will add the feature.  The development team posted this  statement on the official PlayStation Blog:

“We know some of you are frustrated by the lack of voice chat support in Dead Nation’s online co-op mode, we realize many players have been very eager to join up and start taking care of the zombie nation and we greatly appreciate the continued support. Therefore, the team is currently working on the addition of voice chat capability and hope to introduce it as quickly as possible.”

While they haven’t announced a date yet the patch can’t come soon enough. Voice chat is an expected feature for any online co-op game.