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PS3 Black Ops Patch References Xbox Live

Owners of the PlayStation version of Call Of Duty: Black Ops have again spoken out against a bias towards Xbox 360 users of the game.

In the latest patch for the game, users discovered a message under the Search and Destroy multiplayer mode, saying “No Xbox Live party chat”. Treyarch quickly introduced a hotfix to correct the issue, but not before users on the game’s official forum (opens in new tab) published pictures (opens in new tab) online.

The current mistake is the latest event in an ongoing dispute between PS3 users and Treyarch, who have complained that the games maker has focused more attention on the Xbox 360 version of the game over the PlayStation equivalent.

The games pressure group Gamers’ Voice (opens in new tab) have even gone as far to report Treyarch to Office of Fair Trading over the matter.

In a statement the group said: "The view of Gamers' Voice is that it doesn't matter how big a game is, it should not be released 'unfinished' or with bugs that make the game unplayable, which are words we have seen in a lot of emails to us recently.”

A certain amount of irony stems from the fact that the latest PS3 patch was meant to end the debate on favouritism as instead it seems to have opened a whole new discussion.