Mario Kart 8 won’t have voice chat
Here’s something that isn’t surprising. If you check Mario Kart 8’s eShop listing you’ll notice a slew of online features, except for voice chat.
While Nintendo could confirm voice chat for their upcoming racer in the future, it looks like Mario Kart 8 will be just another first party Nintendo game without voice chat in 2014.
Overall I don’t really think Mario Kart 8 needs voice chat. Maybe for team based battle modes but I’m not sure MK8 will even have those.