Call of Duty: Ghosts will include Kinect voice controls

Game's menus can be navigated with speech; studio sees potential for integration of vocal controls with gameplay.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts executive producer Mark Rubin has told OMX that the Xbox One version of its hit shooter series will include Kinect voice controls. The studio also sees "a lot of potential" to explore additional voice-driven gameplay in the future.

"We're doing some stuff, not really mentioning it yet," Rubin recently told the publication. "It's mostly menu stuff, so you can work all the menus with Kinect--that's a big thing that Microsoft's pushing. We need to see where it goes before we jump into it."

Rubin confirmed that while Xbox One owners will be able to navigate through the game's interface in this year's game by using speech, the studio hasn't yet made any final decisions about how far it is willing to go with the Kinect's functionality, but acknowledged that it has a lot of potential.

"We've never really been the company that thinks it has to be first in the line for tech," he said. "It's the tortoise and the hare thing, and we'd rather be the tortoise, take our time on the tech and make sure it's right.

"So we haven't jumped into that yet, but some really interesting things came up, some interesting ideas--especially the voice, there's a lot of potential for voice in the game, and I'm hoping we can explore that. Whether it makes it into this game, I'm not 100 percent sure, but definitely in the future, I think there's some really cool stuff there," he said.

Call of Duty: Ghosts will launch on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC on November 5. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will follow.

Discussion

177 comments
soulfulDAGGER
soulfulDAGGER

The whole concept is interesting. Like it or not, voice control of A.I is part of the future of gaming but shouldn't be a requirement. By that I mean, gamers should be given the choice to enable or disable A.I voice control in the game(s) options.

Ayebang
Ayebang

Full of envy from ps 4 fanboys. hahaha

When ps 3, which is superior than xb 360 in term of Bluray, is newly released, they claimed this is more than a console, entertainment one.

Now ps 4 will release and found that xb 1 is superior in term of entertainment and even in online game, they, ps 4 boys, said this is for true gamers although there are no fucntions that ps 4 can perform and xb 1 cannot.

All in all there are many functions that xb 1 can do but ps 4 cannot. Research and Development from profitable game division Microsoft seems a lot more than cost cutting and making loss Sony.  

muppen
muppen

I'm only interested if you can use the commands to order the dog around.

HartPuncher
HartPuncher

Well I never asked for that. Oh wait... Yeah I did. And I hope (know) I  can use to to call audibles and pick plays in Madden. 

hystavito
hystavito

Voice control would be really cool for squad based games where you play with AI teammates, although very few games like that around anymore.  

WheelerJared
WheelerJared

I really wish they would make another WWII game. I might actually play it.

soda128
soda128

It might be an new developer trying to make a name that will do something with a hardcore game that will encourage other bigger devs to copy or innovate.  I say this a lot, but everyone ignores things until its done right.

2Black2Strong
2Black2Strong

In case any of you forgot, Socom Navy Seals did this back in 2004. 

Ryozo
Ryozo

Yes, I understand the XB1 will come with Kinect, but it sounds like what they're talking about doesn't even _need_ it - EndWar, Binary Domain, and both HAWX games managed just fine with headsets, thank you.

HAWKLANDER
HAWKLANDER

"Riley" !!!!!!!! "Eat the Xbox One" LOL!!!!!!!!!

chipwithdip
chipwithdip

Kinect...

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Kinect...reload!

Kinect...SHOOT SHOOT SHOOT SHOOT SHOO-

Oaken-shield
Oaken-shield

I am in indifferent about it, but not going to lie I will use it if I play COD

Catz_03
Catz_03

So they are doing "stuff and things". I didn't know this was the walking dead.

dmastor
dmastor

Well I love the Kinect but Nav menu's? Not sold on that but interested on what they do with it in future. NBA2k14 to me uses the kinect maybe the best we seen with calling pick and rolls, screens, and defense. The coolest thing with NBA 2k14 is if you swear loudly you will get technical foul called lol. 

If games can use the kinect Power to do things like this Next gen for XBOX one maybe sony (see how powerful the eye toy is) will be epic 

billnye69
billnye69

Everyone said no to the Kinect being required for console use this Gen along with other features but they have plan B. I guarantee they will use this Gen to desensitize gamers to all the things they said no to this Gen and throw it all back at us next Gen.

Companies are slowly learning that you can't throw everything at the consumer all at once. You have to corrupt people slowly so the average person doesn't realize it.

Business 101.  Tricking the consumer into buying something they don't need or want but making them think the opposite. 

mattcake
mattcake

Make em work and it'll be cool. Navigating wheel menus is stupid, especially if the action is paused. Just saying "frag grenade", "smoke grenade", "c4" etc. is way easier. Assuming it works properly. Would be good for squad based commands too.

JOHN1486
JOHN1486

Navigate the menus?...anyone who still play its only plays it for the mostly for the multiplayer most won't even leave that screen.

edviges
edviges

kinect... reload!! kinect.... riley bite!

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

awesome, that way 10-12 year old will begin to scream louder and just turn the game off for everyone 

hastati4
hastati4

Will anyone use this? It's always been faster to navigate menus with a controller.

Batnut92
Batnut92

Okay hold on, what about PS Eye? It has voice control too, why can't you bring that over. 

borgking1234
borgking1234

Call of Duty: Ghosts finale press self destruct

xbox one  self destruct

bluefox755
bluefox755

OMG So EXCITED about this news!!  Who's with me???

ScumbagSean
ScumbagSean

One of the many reasons why I don't want Xbox One.  I have a hard time believing that games truly want voice integration with their games.  Navigating menus is one thing, but in game voice commands? Really?

cashandcarry
cashandcarry

@Ayebang why ranting man, if you like kinect go buy xbox1. As for me, i will still keep with PS4, i dont need kinect and can use the $100 for game.

Arijan83
Arijan83

@muppen Yea man I would like that to. DOG Atack that son of a b**ch :D

Underworld911i
Underworld911i

@chipwithdip i like your comment but u didnt even read the article they just make voice command in the menu :)

NoAngle
NoAngle

@billnye69

sounds more like conspiracy theory 101.

dlCHIEF58
dlCHIEF58

@hastati4 

Not so in Skyrim. Voice navigation via shortcuts properly implemented will be faster than wading through menus with a controller. 

thanxforplayin
thanxforplayin

@Batnut92 not native to the system, hit or miss for developers not everyone will have one if any sony console owners after the all the crying id be surprised, same promblem the first kinect had was not native to system

chucknorris86
chucknorris86

@bluefox755 I am =) , I think its cool, I think kinect has so much potential, but used as a complement , not as a replacement of the traditional controller in-game

chucknorris86
chucknorris86

@ScumbagSean umm... ok think about this... you are playing a game...say...skyrim, what do you prefer?: to pause the game and the action in the middle of a fight, open your "quick" menu, scroll down a list and select a fire spell to attack , then repeat if you wanna use other spell,? or just say "fireball spell" to equip that spell and never pause the action ??

billnye69
billnye69

@NoAngle What do you think the job of retailers are when you walk into a store? Trying to make a sale....a.k.a convincing you to buy something......It's not a conspiracy, it's reality.

ScumbagSean
ScumbagSean

@chucknorris86 Honestly, I'd rather open up my quick menu. I can't justify paying $100 for a kinect I don't want to use in the first place, just my opinion


Dr_Umbreon
Dr_Umbreon

@VI_timmy Because they obviously aren't very optimistic about how good their camera is? 

VI_timmy
VI_timmy

This article is about voice command so I'm assuming that's what your talking about witch makes you look silly sony announced the ps4 cam does voice control. They just havnt said a lot about it

jttwister99
jttwister99

@edviges @thanxforplayin @Batnut92 this is the whole reason xbox put the kinect in the box so third party developers will make stuff for it since everyobdy with the console will have a kinect. There not going to wast there time implementing stuff for pseye because only like 10 percent of playstation owners will have it.