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.

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"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.

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Hal3x

so many reasons to buy PS4. All under 500 bucks and still under a 100 bucks if you do get the PS eye 2.0 for PS4 and still some money to spare. Maybe a slice of Pizza and 3 month PS plus membership. and Still money to spare.

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Enundr

@Hal3x the best thing is , its OPTIONAL , something Xbone tries to deprive us of , OPTIONS. thats been their biggest backlash , that their console has felt like it was doing everything it could to take our freedoms from us in gaming , to put more RESTRICIONS on us while giving very few good things to try to hide that fact. so many ppl dont understand that , and never will , hence the "xbots" , theres no need to call them fanboys necesarily , just ppl who cant grasp and/or are willing to sacrifice all the freedoms and choices they CAN have for so few good things. atleast with PS4 we get those.

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telmor84

@Enundr @Hal3x well if you're calling out "xbots" you are putting yourself in a corner.

since sony and ms are competitors and pretty much the only ones in that hardcore gaming market you will not get F***ed by either. i actually think nothing better could have happend.

ms learned theyr lesson and neither sony or ms want to see this happen again.

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Enundr

@telmor84 @Enundr nothing cryptic about it , you just have little comprehension skills it seems , even after explaining it in better detail to you

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telmor84

@Enundr @telmor84 you should put quotes arround stuff that are meant to be quotes. i read it over, but i still can't make sense of it. why so cryptic? :)

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Enundr

@telmor84 you misread what i said , hence the quotes , its said in the way most ppl associate them as , when theyre not , then read the last part after that.

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telmor84

@Hal3x with the free game in europe i also can buy 3 pizza's and be in the plus. are you judging a console generation on cheese^^

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sammoth

@Hal3x Add the PS EYE and the 1950's mic I am sure it will be over $500.

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eyeball2452

... ok. So? At least other tech blogs add some commentary.

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telmor84

@eyeball2452 that's why they're called tech blogs

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3SidedSquare

Lol at anyone buying an Xbone.

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Enundr

@3SidedSquare nothing wrong if they feel like getting an xbone , lol at them if they feel like its going to be more powerful then the PS4 , theyre going to be relatively the same at the core , but with M$ original concept for Xbone , it would do alot to try to put more restrictions on the gamers to only benefit the devlopers , cant say PS4 does a better situation as its mostly just benefiting Gamers and not nesearily Developers as much (though if you ask GREAT developers like CDPR theyre doing just fine making games with how theyve been , with GREAT QUALITY) , but PS4 is def better for us in that sense and that is what we like. maybe one day there will be a good balance between the benefits both sides recieve , but for now with the way companies like EA have been thinking (only about $ rather then QUALITY in games GIVING them said $) , developers "benfiting" isnt necesarily in anyones best interest in regards to gaming.

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strothers101

@3SidedSquare What are your parents buying you?

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3SidedSquare

@strothers101 Nothing; they're both dead. I'm buying myself a PS4 though. How about you?

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telmor84

@Hal3x tried some humor without smileys :)

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TURBO-BURNER

@Hal3x In a way, he does but only just to irritate someone else

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Hal3x

@telmor84 @strothers101 @3SidedSquare Dude....look at his pic? You think he cares?

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telmor84

@strothers101 @3SidedSquare god damn, his parents are dead. have some decency.

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strothers101

@3SidedSquare @strothers101 I am buying a PS4 an xbox one...Mybe you would be better off on PC.

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3SidedSquare

@strothers101 I'm really glad I won't have to deal with you on PSN.

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strothers101

@3SidedSquare @strothers101 So they are getting you an xbox then, ok.

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Bobby2147

Seems like every time a company has a good idea sony jumps on the bandwagon and tries to act like they are an original console. the whole idea of the playstation move is almost the exact same thing as the wii, even if it is better motion tracking and better games the concept is still the same. now microsoft is starting to get people to understand the usefulness of voice commands for gaming and intertainment. and now sony has voice commands. They are also going to offer a TV service too, i wonder if any other consoles out there combine tv and consoles. Sony is not original at all they just copy other companies then slander them to sell more of their consoles.

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Crouteru

@Bobby2147 Sony Move games are most certainly not better than Nintendo games.

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ManosHandsOFate

@Bobby2147 Keep telling yourself that, guy.

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telmor84

@Bobby2147 not to hold it against them, but sony has a got track record of copying good ideas.

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strothers101

@Bobby2147 I have a fairly thick australian accent, even more so when im three sheets to the wind, i really hope the kinect will be able to understand what im saying.

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mtait01

Is it just me or are the Facebook comments even more stupid than the average ecomment?

Like this one!

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telmor84

@mtait01 no like for you, intruder^^

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strothers101

More and more it seems to me that the choice between the two consoles will be based squarely upon the games they are releasing.

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digits52

@strothers101 u don't s@y... smh

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cnx2022

The Xbots will now rage on about how it is okay for SONY, but this is what MS should do: make the god damn thing optional. Then, let the people decide if its too gimmicky to pay for, or if its actually worth it.

I have like that feature on Xbox One, and always wanted and wished SONY did the same. Speculation has it that they had this all along, but just held out on it, due to Microsoft's slip up at E3.

All this is good, and its even better that SONY makes it optional. MS needs to listen to its customers, and quit trying to stuff this down their throats.

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bigmikeOK

@cnx2022 The problem is that doing so would make it an add-on. Look back on the gaming industry and tell me what is the ratio of success to failure for add-ons. I am certain you will find that the majority of add-ons fail and this can be attributed to the fact that they are optional in the first place. Microsoft has made it quite clear that Kinect will not be an add-on risking failure but an important part of the system (even though it is not required for the system to function). I think this is the correct strategy for them to take going forward.

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Bobby2147

@bigmikeOK @cnx2022 Not to mention if game developers know that every xbox one console was sold with kinect they can focus more gameplay elements around it. instead of having small optional features.

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SilentAssassin

Basically whatever the Xbox One is doing.. Sony is doing it better.

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bebeswagging81

@SilentAssassin no they not. Sony sucks! What they doing better?

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Hal3x

@bebeswagging81 @SilentAssassin Kinect may be better but Most of us gamers really won't care for the Kinect or PS eye.

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bebeswagging81

@Hal3x @bebeswagging81 @SilentAssassin as true as that may be. I think xbox is a better all around system, but everbody got they own opinion

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telmor84

@SilentAssassin not sure if you're beeing sarcastic^^, but the article pretty much just says ps4 voice recognition more infos to come.

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t3ero2zero

@telmor84 @SilentAssassin im looking forward to see the comparison of the pseye to the kinect2.0 and see if i really want one ...or need one?

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lizzard2

How can an article about a microphone get so many comments lol

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SlayerX13

PS4 is $100 cheaper because it has less coming with it. Don't know why that is so hard to understand. Get the PS4 and it's motion sensor camera and how much does it cost?



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sin909

@SlayerX13 $460 in total plus tax still cheaper than x1

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telmor84

@sin909 @SlayerX13 forgot a free game. but i don't think 40 bucks will be your main point for the console you have for the next couple of years.

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Karjah

@SlayerX13 $460.