Playstation 4 supports voice recognition

Sony confirms PlayStation Camera allows for voice recognition; more details to be shared ahead of November launch.

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The PlayStation 4 will support voice commands, a Sony representative has confirmed.

"Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that PlayStation Camera allows for voice recognition and we will look forward to sharing more details in the lead up to the launch of PlayStation 4 on November 29 [in Europe]," a Sony spokesperson told Polygon.

The confirmation comes shortly after an Amazon listing for the PlayStation Camera stated that it would allow features including "navigational voice commands."

Competitor Microsoft will offer voice command support for the Xbox One via Kinect.

The PS4 launches November 15 in North America, November 29 in Europe, and in 32 countries in all by the end of the year.

Discussion

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Ian-Cognito
Ian-Cognito

It's probably been in development for years but they were waiting for NSA approval before they announced it.

Tucker Martin
Tucker Martin

I think the show's over, so you might want to rethink that popcorn. :P

minerl99
minerl99

Did they really say the "Playstation 4 camera.... allows.... for voice recognition".  Allows?  Really?  A $5 microphone from Radio Shack "allows" for voice recognition.  It's the software and localization which accounts for accents etc that is what voice recognition is all about.

The microphone allows for it?????  Now, that's funny. :-)

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Frederick Quatman
Frederick Quatman

Oh please tell me how it's a good idea now that Sony can do it too? I don't think hypocrisy has ever been thicker in the gaming industry and it's fans than it is right now.

vikebone
vikebone

Does anyone actually care about this feature?  Will this really make more people buy a PS4?

Arijan83
Arijan83

Yeeeaaaa! Now I can say ps4 ON!!!  :D

milomell
milomell

oh well at least it's OPTIONAL and we don't of to be forced to buy it

VarietyMage
VarietyMage

Great, so the Eye of Sauron wants both video AND audio now.  No cameras or microphones, thanks.  Hopefully they're not integrated into the PS4, or I won't buy it (yes, the case design can still be changed).

Ulisses Ivan Guijarro
Ulisses Ivan Guijarro

lol this is implying that the kenect is just a webcam ........ its not. but then again we have no idea what that camera really does so we have to wait and see

opinions2
opinions2

Feels tacked on from Sony trying to mimic Kinect.

For me, Sony is strides ahead of Microsoft in terms of hardware and policies. The PS3 was fine without voice commands and at no point have I ever felt that asking my PS3 verbally to go to the PS Store or run a game would be good.

For me, voice commands should be restricted to me shouting abuse at my mates telling them to do stuff in a game

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

Ive already got enough saved up for the PS4 PSN+ and just about 3 PS4 games, I think its time to start saving for, GTAV, Batman Arkham origins and the game Beyond, still some great games to come out for the PS3 yet.

Jak Gibberish
Jak Gibberish

I wish you the very best in getting there Tucker. You do sound very modest I have to say that is such a good thing. Keep it up! Would love to see your work sometime..... You said it wonderfully and indeed true and if you enjoy the process and knowing you can always get better the final result will always be more worth while!

Meggie Fung
Meggie Fung

Sorry for all PS haters. I will never buy a Xbox XD

Dreizel
Dreizel

Meh, as long as i can still use the remote to navigate i'm fine with it, i don't want to have to be shouting like a moron to my tv when pressing buttons requires as much effort as shouting if not less. 

I don't care about the function but i don't mind it.

Tucker Martin
Tucker Martin

lol Exactly! It's not that simple... like, at all! I can't tell you how many hundreds of drawings I've done of studio models JUST to "master" (I'm no master by any stretch of the imagination) drawing the shapes of the human body... Then there's digitally sculpting it, animating it, coloring it... T - T It is NOT easy work, and takes quite a lot of artistic skill and technical prowess... I've got a long way to go before I'm finished, but I guess that's how every artist feels... Never quite "mastered" their craft... Just always getting better. :)

Jak Gibberish
Jak Gibberish

I am sorry to hear that Tucker. I am glad to hear you are a creative person and more people should be. I did not study game design but I did a BA in animation. That too gets a lot of glossing over by people. Not just that but if I would say to someone I was studying animation, they would be like "Aaaaaaw you draw cute Disney things!!" HHAHA f&*k off!!

Arman Pakan
Arman Pakan

sony go home you're drunk , microsoft just did it too many years ago !

Sam_021
Sam_021

Not really needed, thanks for the addition, I'm glad it doesn't need PS+ to function rofl.

shadowboy88
shadowboy88

Not needed, Not interested, Still buying but not for that.

Sandpark
Sandpark

Keep voice commands to navigating menus/apps and this is good. Just keep them out of my gameplay unless it makes navigating in game menus/features easier.


One exception might be with occulus rift Wicked Paradise. It be cool to tell a girl on there to take her dress off or move to bed and she does it lol.

Pupchu
Pupchu

"Playstation on.."?

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

So the PlayStation Camera is not the same thing as the Eye? So to get knock off quality XB1 you have to buy two extra devices?

OzoneOfDarkness
OzoneOfDarkness

Why is everyone hating. I love voice controls on the kinect for games like skyrim and that. It was great, kinect isnt good for much else but i did enjoy the voice commands. And i was so happy to hear the ps4 will support them.

rene9ade520
rene9ade520

I thought PS fanboys hated features? Does this mean now all those PS fanboys trash talking the features of the One will have to switch to the Wii U?

Enundr
Enundr

@vikebone no , its a nice thing to try to get ppl to buy the eye , but as NbAllvEr10000 said , because the eye is optional in purchase , not required like the kinect is . thats the motion to buy a PS4 over buying an xbone

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

@vikebone Probably, since you aren't "required" (wink, wink) to buy it with the console.

Enundr
Enundr

@Guest1000000000  yet you didnt seem to understand  my other post with #dealwithit. you are a fail troll and need to gtfo off of the forums till you learn to be a better troll =P

Enundr
Enundr

@VarietyMage maybe , but after the E3 incident (and still occuring insident) theyd be beyond stupid to even ATTEMPT it.

Enundr
Enundr

@opinions2 atleast its not something your  being forced into getting if you want the console.

Enundr
Enundr

@Dreizel i really dont care to talk to my TV , much less dance for it. i buy a console to play video games , all things M$ seems to be so against with Xbone XD , its still nice sony did put some work into the Eye , but were smart enough to leave it OPTIONAL rather then be nimrods and force it with the console.

gamer112696
gamer112696

I think Sony probably put some work into the eye, so I don't think you would have to scream at it. I agree that its probably faster to just hit a button, but its still a little neat feature.

arc_salvo
arc_salvo

@Sandpark 

Or it could be like she'll say no and she'll first-person slap you and they'll add force feedback to it so you could totally feel it.  Now THAT would be cool.  Especially for the guys that don't get slapped a lot in real life, or even at all.

You could get that experience without having to be rude in real life.

edit: and yes I'm kidding.  it'd be funny though.

LiquidGold
LiquidGold

@Sandpark Or you could just go out and maybe get yourself a real girlfriend and I guarantee the experience will be much more visceral. 

senjutsu
senjutsu

@DiscGuru101 Two? No, one. The Playstation camera is the only accessory, what are you even talking about? Still, it won't be as good as XBO at all, for obvious reasons (it's not important to Sony). Not that I really care about voice recognition, frankly. I prefer a remote, better, faster, perfect. But it's nice to have something else for people who like this.

gamer112696
gamer112696

People don't like talking about the Wii because its a Wii.

senjutsu
senjutsu

@rene9ade520 Why did you come on a Playstation blog post? Can't you stick in the xbox section?

rene9ade520
rene9ade520

@RedWave247 @rene9ade520 how so? The One works just as easily without the Kinect as the PS4 will work without the Eye. That's just a ridiculous statement.

rene9ade520
rene9ade520

@gamer112696 Idk, I'm stoked for the Wii now with the lineup this fall as well as the fifty dollar price drop. Planning to buy one at the end of the month.

rene9ade520
rene9ade520

@senjutsu @rene9ade520 right, you mean like PS fanboys do by sticking to the PS section? Besides, I plan to buy a PS4 eventually as I am not a fanboy unlike so many of the people here. Furthermore, if I WAS a fanboy and only took interest in games because of what company they were developed for, there would not be enough in the Xbox section as most the news over the last few months as been completely biased against anything One related and all the articles have been about PS.

smoke1125
smoke1125

@senjutsu @rene9ade520 that goes the same for PS fanboy why cant they stay on a PS section

Enundr
Enundr

@Guest1000000000 @Enundr i think you forgot to take your medication ;-) comeback when youve taken it good sir , or thing i guess. and the funny part is my only complaints is about kinect , you dont see me spewing s**t out of my mouth cause it doesnt address the issue , yet here you are with the only thing you can come up for PS4s hatefest is calling it weird names (sry i cant read gibberish/moron).

rene9ade520
rene9ade520

@RedWave247 I'm not spending $100 for the Kinect, I'm paying $100 dollars to have more features. And seeing as I paid the exact same price for a day one 360 when it came out with no connect, I don't feel bad paying the same for a much more advanced system WITH a Kinect. The way Microsoft bundled it, your practically getting the Kinect for free so that they can make sure each household that has a Xbox One also has a Kinect as well which will encourage better software to be development for it. But its still an option. If you don't want to use it, just disconnect it.

RedWave247
RedWave247

@rene9ade520 @RedWave247 Sure, the One might work without the Kinect, but you're still paying another $100 to have it, whether you want it or not.

The Eye isn't coming with the PS4, therefore, it's optional.