Trial/PSE Announcer for English voice setting

This was posted over in the bug report section, but I wanted to also bring it up over here too: https://forum.pso2.com/topic/12212/missing-audio-for-trial-pse-announcements-english-audio-only

Right now we don't seem to have any announcer for trials and PSE bursts, when the announcer voice in the Japanese voice setting would work perfectly fine.

If this was a decision made by some higher-up cringing at the idea of somebody announcing this stuff, I'd say they can stuff it and at least give us the option to turn the announcer on or off if they feel that strongly about it.

I could even go as far as to say this could even be made into a category of cosmetic item: announcer voice packs, but once you all release the Takenobu Mitsuyoshi announcer pack I wouldn't need to get any anymore. Though I suppose that could put the developers in a position where they are forced to work with a static set of announcer lines to use for future content, without needing to get in all of the announcers to record a new line if they want to add something that needs a new announcer line.

Yeah I still don't get why we don't even get an option for a voice for this stuff when the JP version has one. The lines are in English so they could have just reused it. Or you know they could have gotten the UQ announcer to say the lines, or whatever the voice that counts down 3 2 1 before things start is (I'm not sure if that's a real person's voice with special effects or a synthesized voice to be honest).

Wait, those are supposed to have lines? 😮

Why did they take them out in English?

@Pariah-Chan Yup I heard them in a Azelyra stream I caught once, and there were viewers from global, so they were like since when do PSE Bursts have a voice?

PSE Burst had an announcer in PSO2. Just thought they removed it from NGS.

@GM-Deynger Is this a known bug? Would be nice to have this implemented into the English option. Thanks.

The trials would be fun but the PSE would be disappointing since you cannot chain it anymore

I hope this is a bug and not an intentional decision.

I switched to Japanese voices for this reason. I prefer using English voices though. Everything just feels off without a PSE burst voice.

Good news for those who care,

With the latest maintenance update, The PSE Burst/Trial announce voice is working for English voices! 😊

I'm glad this was a bug and not some weird decision made for the English release.

@Photon_Cat said in Trial/PSE Announcer for English voice setting:

Good news for those who care,

With the latest maintenance update, The PSE Burst/Trial announce voice is working for English voices! 😊

I'm glad this was a bug and not some weird decision made for the English release.

YAY!

This is awesome to hear. I'm glad this was confirmed to be a bug rather than a localisation choice and that it was fixed.

Yeah but prefer the old voice actor it would be nice if they done a voice changer thing for it so you can have it sound like different things

( characters from the game // SEGA game voices // collaboration voices // GLaDOS // Cortana // ect )

@Drakaina said in Trial/PSE Announcer for English voice setting:

Yeah but prefer the old voice actor it would be nice if they done a voice changer thing for it so you can have it sound like different things

( characters from the game // SEGA game voices // collaboration voices // GLaDOS // Cortana // ect )

I definitely miss the announcer from PSO2. His voice is very iconic. Still, any announcer is better than none at all, IMO. I was so happy when I was playing yesterday evening and heard the announcer voice with English voices turned on.

It would be cool if SEGA added an option to switch to the old announcer voice, but I'm guessing it's more complex than it would sound.