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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green_scorpion

@jmeyer2039 You forgot "our camera is required to be plugged in for the console to function, and its listening to you all the time. Actually, you can turn it off, but it still needs to be plugged in. OK, OK, you can unplug it now, but you still have to pay for it!"

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freedom01

@green_scorpion @jmeyer2039 the camera requirement was told that it is not required to function anymore

http://www.gamespot.com/news/xbox-one-will-function-without-kinect-6412848

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freedom01

@Roble123 @freedom01 I agree with that, I dont want the Kinetic also, and it is a waste of money to spend on something that is junk to you

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Roble123

@freedom01 u still have to pay for it though. if u ask me, i like to buy things i will use.

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freedom01

@green_scorpion @freedom01 just giving out facts...

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green_scorpion

@freedom01 Spanks you, Helpy Helperton.

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berserker66666

Who would be so lazy enough not to use the easy to use controller to navigate menus and use voice command to do stuff? That goes for both Xbone and PS4.

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Bigjoe1627

I want it because it's fun!

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xxYetterxx

@berserker66666 me

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Bigjoe1627

I been knew this mines pre ordered!

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xolivierx

@Bigjoe1627 you should have pre ordered ''Spell check'' as well

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pwncakes52

@xolivierx @Bigjoe1627 I think you mean a grammar book, good sir.

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xolivierx

@pwncakes52 @xolivierx @Bigjoe1627 grammar books don't auto-correct your spelling on the puter :P

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sugi-pula

@xolivierx @Bigjoe1627 You should have pre ordered "punctuation" as well!

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Bigjoe1627

@sugi-pula My name was in it my bad.

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sugi-pula

@Bigjoe1627 @sugi-pula Hey, confused cuckoo bird, I was talking to xolivierx.

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Bigjoe1627
@sugi-pula Sloooooow!
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Bigjoe1627

@sugi-pula It's not my fault you slow!

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Bigjoe1627

@xolivierx Nope I pre ordered it months ago when I read it on Amazon.

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animatrix999

Hello xbots, are you there?

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xolivierx

@animatrix999 they are probably being thrown eggs at, as we are speaking

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xolivierx

oh wow, the amount of reasons to get an xbox one just dropped to ZERO!

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green_scorpion

Xbot excuses just got weaker. Kinect is so great because it has voice commands? So does PS4, but I dont have to pay for it if I dont want it (and I don't want it).

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DaveedT

And so does some 50$ phones and M$ is acting like they invented voice recognition and its adding $$ value to their console. lol

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immortaltech6

@green_scorpion

And they don't make it the focal point of the reveal or product. Sony just revealed it now because its a secondary attachment in the peripheral for most gamers who aren't casuals.

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USNavyTech

You do realize that because the PS eye won't be with every console developers won't include features that could take advantage of it. So if features that do take advantage of the kinect take off and they probably will considering all the possibilities it has Sony is going to be behind yet again kind of like they are with PSN.

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green_scorpion

@USNavyTech Do you realize that M$ takes advantage of you as soon as you buy Xbone? I hope no developers waste money on voice command support.

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USNavyTech

Microsoft isn't having any trouble just because some people don't like what their offering doesn't mean their having trouble. I think it's more of a communication error I liked what Microsoft was doing before it had a lot more possibilities. But I look at it like this Best game selection : Microsoft. Best gaming network : Microsoft. Slightly better graphics : Sony. I don't see Sony offering anything that would be worth switching.

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Roble123

@USNavyTech But that was the past. Sony fucked up with the PS3. This time around, its Microsoft and its never ending troubles.

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USNavyTech

Everyone is so quick to chew Microsoft out and even quicker to forget the things that Sony has done in the past. Microsoft is improving Xbox live yet all I see are comments complaining about from people who actually have live about not renewing it. Do people honestly think that Sony can compete with Microsoft? It can't. Those servers that the PSN is on about a 90% chance it's running Microsoft server software. Those programs that the PS4 is running probably wrote using Microsoft Visual studio. I don't care how much you try and avoid it Microsoft is getting some of your money anyway.

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m4a5

@green_scorpion You think First generation voice controls will be on par with Second generation voice controls?? You are special...

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xolivierx

@m4a5 @green_scorpion Sorry but on the Playstation 2 I could order my soldiers on Socom 2

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kosen11

@green_scorpion Sony didn't flaunt this because their voice recognition will be subpar at best compared to the XBox which owns several voice recognition patents

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pwncakes52

@kosen11 @green_scorpion Or because no one gives a flying F*ck.

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Tangsta03

@kosen11 @green_scorpion Also because they realize only a very small minority actually care for voice recognition on a video games console.

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tommynj

I am shocked! How could Sony do such a thing! Almost the same thing as Kinect and yet people whine about Microsoft. I like how Sony just sneaks this one in there at the last minute...

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Dog12833

@tommynj are you an idiot or just pretending to be one? you dont have to buy it ..thats the difference and thats the reasons bitches are bitching about

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jhawk

@Dog12833 @tommynj Whoa, calm down, man. I think he was being sarcastic.

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Dog12833

@jhawk @Dog12833 @tommynj i dont know how you got the impression that i am not calm?! but im sure he wasnt being sarcastic... anyways i am gonna to drink a glass of cold water just so you know im calm ;D