Another Xbox One-80 sees Microsoft doubling the number of countries that will get Xbox One voice commands. Some things still won't work in every market.
That was quick!
interesting in trying to say this is a 180. Generally that would imply what was going to happen now isnt. So if there was a 180 then instead of it launching in 5 markets the 180 would be no markets. this isnt a 180 in that regard....this is more of a x2 as in they just doubled from 5 to 10 markets.
That localization BS doesn't make sense for why they're not launching in more countries in Europe. Switzerland for example, they speak German, Italian, French, English. Why isn't the Xbone releasing there? They could just come out and say that these places aren't as important, but the localization BS is just stupid.
My guess MS just figure out English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Portuguese are commonly use in other places than just their country of origin.
@gaffyh Probably lack of consoles or they're racist. Hahahhah... no, it might be some importation thing that we dont know about.
Right after Sonys announcement 0.o
just like they will eventually make the kinect optional watch you'll see that im right. at this point it's just common sense.
The Kinect is optional now. You are still forced into buying it but you don't actually need it anymore.
Everyone calls it a 180, but isn't it just... developing their software etc Agreed, it seems REALLY odd that it suddenly works in 10 countries but damn, it isn't a 180 everytime they do something for good.
Given the number of 180s they've done, its only natural that the term would stick on almost everything they do.
Well if their 180 benefits their users then I'm all for it.
Your right its more of a 720
MS is going Tony Hawk! But hey, they should be more careful announcing things that can change in the same week
Sounds more like a...360 if you catch my drift ;) lol
A month later you announce you've expanded the Kinect support that's not a 180. But a couple days after announcing 5, changing your answer to 10, how is that time for development? Unless Phil Spencer lost the floppy disc with the code on and found it a couple days later this is at least 45 degree or right angle.
Or it could they're working hard to get this stuff implemented in as many places as possible before launch. Sometimes it is something very simple that can get a product to function. Seriously, why can't it be anything other than they are working to get this stuff right before launch? There's no telling how close they are to getting the other languages functioning.
Was it really an announcement? I can't remember how it came about.. But I don't recall it being more then a report that may have had dated info.. Hard to imagine theyd announce themselves 5 languages when another 5 were close to being done..
Why not give a noncommittal response first, instead of a definite number? "We're having some voice recognition software delays, so it may not be available for ALL countries at launch. We're working to change that, but currently, we have about ten countries that will be supported at or right around launch." It's a 180 because they keep turning around the things they say. Even if it's a 180 of a 180. This, though, is more like a 90.
Your avatar really fits your N4G persona. Good job!
In their defensive it's not really a 180 it was just not explained well on Xbox.com. http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
Microsoft is terrible at explaining things. Remember their previous DRM policies and the amount of versions that we got from Microsoft? They really need to work on their communication with the public.
OMG... 180 is clearly the buzz word for people trying to generate views on their articles. New policy for me....you put 180 in your title or summary ....not reading.
Pretty sure at this point if MS added a new game to the launch line-up it would be coined a 180 because it differs from their original announcements.
HolyDuck, you should step away from the gamer news for a bit. It is obviously getting to you on a personal level. Maybe some time off would do you good. Every little bit of criticism MS is getting is 100% warranted. I think it is more warranted than the crap Sony got with the PS3 release. You may be too young to remember that.
But you can't criticize Sony... That's all completely unfair.. They are perfect But bash Microsoft all you want.. They deserve it... And despite making billions of dollars, they can't do anything right and do nothing but lie and ruin any industry they enter.. .....
so it's not going to work in Ireland? but it will work in the UK and the US and other english speaking countries? that makes no sense what so ever although how does adding countries equal a 180? that's going to be the buzz word for the xbox one super duper
This is great and all, but it really doesn't mean a lot when we don't officially know when launch will happen.
Ms didn't announce the launch date of the 360 till tgs so could be same with the one.
According to Microsoft Kinect is Xbox One yet Kinect doesnt fully work in most countries therefore Xbox One is broken before it even releases in most countries.
Please troll somewhere else.
Im not trolling at all just stating facts. Id love for you to tell me which part im wrong about.
the fact that MS already announced weeks ago you don't need kinect to have the xbox one function, you just lose out on some pretty cool functions and abilities.
And like i said those cool functions and abilties which are Microsofts MAIN selling points btw dont work in most countries. The fact is the Xbox One has obviously been rushed to market in order to compete with the PS4 and in doing so Microshaft is releasing a broken half finished product. Only an absolute fanboy wouldnt think so.
Come on, you have to be kidding me. The functions people who don't use kinect lose are voice operations and motion control perks. The system is not rushed, the Xbox One had a countdown months prior to Sony announcing their reveal conference. You wishing that xbox one will fail doesn't make it fact and calling anyone a fanboy for not beleiving your flawed views also doesn't make it fact.
So you think the newly announced voice control for ps4 will work with every language? Please show me ANY voice controlled device that does... Accents are just as much a hurdle as the language itself.
What's 180 about this?..smh
Stop trying to throw the one eighty in every single thing about Xbox one to get hits...
This is good and not half-assing it like some of the competitors. November is gonna be awesome when I get my hands on my xbox-one. XBOX-WON
Actually Obi WON
You are a very bad troll/fanboy my friend... So voice functions like "Xbox On" only working in 5 countries and Tv features working only in the US at lunch isn't half-assing. Ok. http://n4g.com/comments/red...
There was never any one eighty. Some poster on Neogaf saw a note memo on the product page and ran with it without getting the full details. MS never said anything about how many countries and what degree of voice support each launch countries will receive at launch. 180 is the new RROD apparently. LOL
Actually it was on the Xbox.com FAQs. They stated that there they were launching in 13 with 8 languages but ony 5 of the 13 would have voice support. Its seems now that of the 5 now theyve moved it up to 10. Could be that they enabled the languages to work on the other 5 now. Albert Pernello posted the correction on neogaf.
Calling this a 180 is wrong....180 implies they had no intention of doing it. When they said that they couldn't do it to begin with, it wasn't cause they didn't want to...just that it would take more time. Some people are just too happy to trash talk XB1 for no reason...it's pathetic
Lol the guy had to throw in the one-80... what a sad generation of gamers..
Ms is full of crap this generation I cant see how anyone could support these atm until they stop with constant 180s and the porkys
Good to hear for people outside the USA, MS is making good moves
its amazing that microsoft will allow this freakin kinect that no one really wants to just stand in the way of not only them making more money an competiting next gen with sony but its jus unecessary i mean it doesnt help gameplay that much if at all thats why were buyin a gaming console ive yet to see or play any games for it that i would buy an the games that support the voice side of it u have a headset why do u need the kinect at all... the betting so much on this kinect that it will be a miracle if it just doesnt bring them down an it sucks cause i play mostly on xbox...
dont get me wrong kinect would be nice as a bonus feature if it didnt bring up the price of the console or delay the console in other regions .. there not ready for this launch i got funny feeling i jus pray i dont buy the one that breaks in a month
Microsoft Are very good at promising you stuff, then you have to wait, when the 360 was first shown they said there loads of features, like create you own gamer pic and Zones, zones still don't work
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