And then I realised that their voice chat functionality is fantastic. First you choose who you can communicate with. So you can have everyone muted by default without the ability for them to hear you. You can set it so you can only hear friends and they can only hear you. Then you got an option so you can hear everyone and they can all hear you. The second element is it works within proximity. So when you get roughly half a mile of someone. It satisfies everryone. Don't like voice chat? Set everyone muted by default. Wanna chat with only friends? Set it to friends only. Wanna make friends? Set it to public. I'll be getting the white ps4 and without voice chat I won't be able to meet and greet players, forming a raiding team. Shame.
This would be ok as long as exactly how it was in the beta would be the default setting and then people could customize it however they wanted. I am a huge fan of the Fireteam only chat and loved how it worked; surround sound and affected by the environment. GTAO is exactly why I liked the Fireteam only chat and why I was glad to not hear everyone by default.