Submitted by MajorAly 521d ago | news

Battlefield 4 Kinect Settings Show A Bunch Of Options And Voice Commands

Battlefield 4 is just a few days away to be launched. Since Battlefield 4 is coming to Xbox platforms, Kinect has been integrated with Battlefield 4. Kinect can be used to play Battlefield 4 in conjunction with the controller. Kinect is a motion sensing input device by Microsoft which competes with PlayStation Move and Nintendo's Wii Remote. It is a webcam styled device and set the record for the "fastest selling consumer electronics device" after selling 8 million units in its first 60 days. (Battlefield 4, Dice, Kinect, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

MorePowerOfGreen  +   521d ago
Beats yelling at the TV wanting Ammo or a ride in vein. Now we get something for doing what we already do LOL. So no pointing or looking for a person that has what you need resulting in taking your eye off of the enemy? Cool.

Good news for this console because the new command system sucks. At least in the beta it did, too many(new commands) to scroll through resulting in your death for sure.
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JokesOnYou  +   521d ago
Some pretty cool Options in BF4 X1 version due to Kinect.

Voice Commands
Leaning Enabled
Leaning Sensitivity
Headtracking Enabled
Freelooking Sensitivity
christocolus  +   521d ago
yup pretty cool...some of the advantages of having kinect bundled in.
Bigpappy  +   521d ago
Dice recently said that they with not use M$ compute servers because they want the same experience across all platforms. Now they went ahead and did this. Am I to assume they will do the same for the PlayStation Cam, even though it is separate?
Yetter  +   521d ago
Seems like they would have mentioned it if that was the case. I have had absolutely zero experience with the new PSeye but if I had to guess I would say it doesn't achieve the same results the new kinect will
Palaven  +   521d ago
Wow, some of these Kinect features sound awesome.

I don't think we have heard anything about PlayStation Cam support, whenever Kinect features are discussed it isn't mentioned.
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titletownrelo  +   521d ago
I want a next gen Iron Man game, where I can talk to my own Jarvis
Dlacy13g  +   521d ago
The head tracking and lean have me interested as well...
Yetter  +   521d ago
I've been dying for a lean feature that utilizes the kinect forever. Thank you DICE
XxMajeSteRxX  +   521d ago
MrCastle  +   521d ago
Skyrim had THE BEST Kinect support so far. It is the #1 reason I am buying Xbox one.
jmc8888  +   521d ago
If you mean the voice controls, the PS4 standard headset can do them. You don't need Kinect for that.

Now...whether or not this game supports it is TBD. But if there's voice commands for Kinect2 with say Elder Scrolls VI....there should be voice controls with PS4 without the need of a camera.
Killjoy3000  +   521d ago
The Playstation Eye supports voice commands as well, and incorporates a 4-way directional microphone and facial tracking. Kinect features on multiplatform games can easily be ported over to PS4 versions.
MrCastle  +   521d ago
I just meant that the Kinect in general is the reason Im buying Xbox One. I hope that PS4 Developers utilize voice commands in their games. It is the Ultimate Button!
With Xbox Kinect, Developers will have to take notice since its in every box. ;)
XboxFun  +   521d ago
Is there voice controls for BF4 like they have for Xbox One? because that would be awesome if they had it too.
Belking  +   521d ago
Sorry dude but kinect voice tech destroys what Sony has. They aren't even close to the same thing. We haven't even seen one demo of ps4 eye using voice. What you fail to realize is that kinect sdk is part of xb1 sdk. So they don't need to write code for voice. Sony doesn't offer that and devs have to do it themselves. That's one of the reasons kinect is included in the package. It makes it easier for devs to support it.
Yetter  +   521d ago
What you are saying is half true. Yes, voice commands have been possible for a long time and have been incorporated into games before the kinect sensor was developed. The difference is that the voice recognition software/library is built into the device which means a studio doesn't have to develop their own or license someone elses. They just need to opt in to use it.
HugoDrax  +   521d ago
I used KINECT throughout Mass Effect 3 :-), was interesting and functioned 95% of the time. I would say....

"Singularity!, Open!, hahahaha!
Jovanian  +   521d ago
thats pretty sweet, but if a teammate is too oblivious to not realize a teammate in need then I doubt even voice commands will get them to toss you that precious ammo or health kit
Naga  +   521d ago
A lot of the time in BF3, people are in private chats and therefore might not hear you asking in-game. Voice commands which activate the icon on your character can actually be a pretty nifty way around this problem.

But... Like you were getting at, that all depends on how oblivious they may or may not be.
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jmc8888  +   521d ago
Lean isn't a big deal, and some people have already commented on the problems with it.

The thing that is partially interesting is head tracking...but there are potential problems with it too.

How sensitive is it to head movements? How responsive? Because if it's too sensitive it'll mess your aim up, and if it doesn't respond fast enough the lag will put you at an extreme disadvantage.

Also what happens when you head and the controller's right stick are at odds with each other?

Hopefully they figure it out, but color me skeptical.

As for voice controls...the PS4 has the capability as well. I wonder what sort of voice controls the PS4 has. Perhaps nothing.

Remember folks, you don't need a Kinect or even a PS EYE for voice controls. The PS4 headset can do that.
alexkoepp  +   521d ago
I think the head tracking you are thinking of isn't the case.

Think more, i'm flying the helicopter and I want to look out the left window, or as a soldier turning your head - your character and movement is still locked to the controller but your head now can look around rather than be locked to the front.

At least in some situations you did this with up on the d-pad and the stick to look in BF3
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mhunterjr  +   521d ago
If the head tracking and leaning works as well as it does for Arma on PC, it should be just fine. It's greats for quickly scanning you surroundings, without having to move the crosshairs long distances.

Also don't underestimate the kinect in terms of voice commands. It's not the camera or the mic's, but the separate audio processor, the noise canceling, and the built in voice libraries. It will do the heavy lifting for the developers, so they don't have to put as much effort into making it work well.
FragMnTagM  +   521d ago
Take a second to look at the article, if you did you would know that there are settings to adjust the sensitivity of both the lean and head tracking.

"Also what happens when you head and the controller's right stick are at odds with each other?"

why would you point your crosshairs in the opposite direction of where you are looking?

"Hopefully they figure it out, but color me skeptical."

It seems they have already figured it out.

At least do a little bit of looking before spouting off.

We all know by now that the PS4 is going to be a great machine. Why is it such a big deal around here that the XBOX One has to be crappy? Why can't they both be good on their own merits?

Sure MS had a rocky start and they got everyone a bit worried, including myself, but I have confidence they are on the right path.

I have owned nearly every console that has ever existed and I plan on getting both when I can. I am not rich, but I know how to save money to get what I want.

This fanboy crap is getting ridiculous.
MajorGecko  +   521d ago
I want 360 footage (I know weird), but some people are not making the j ump to next-gen right away, please show us the final 360 version to see if its worth buying.
FragMnTagM  +   521d ago
It will look like BF3, maybe better. I doubt it would look worse, this is DICE we are talking about.
123pol  +   521d ago
does someone know if this also is comming to ps4 ?.. the ps4 camera also supports voice commands. it could be fun to try out even though i dont think i will be doing it alll the time.
alexkoepp  +   521d ago
Truly some next gen stuff, add Oculus rift support too please!
PSnation4  +   521d ago
well this affects in game chatting.. all u gonna hear are commands.. what if ur a mute.. what if u got a loose neck
Bigpappy  +   521d ago
Do you see that you have options to enable or disable. Why do you think they are there?
mhunterjr  +   521d ago
Huh? it's a team-based class-based game. People issue commands anyway (give me some ammo, cover me, i need a medic, etc). Now players that don't want to deal with the by-products of voice chat (profanity, racism, etc) can still communicate effectively with their team.

If your a mute or have a loose neck, you'll play the same way people have been playing up to this point, with those features disabled.
GiggMan  +   521d ago
Lol. Loose neck?
Yetter  +   521d ago
If you're a mute I'd say kinect voice commands probably all that appealing to you.
Naga  +   521d ago
What's next? Are you going to start complaining that people with no arms can't use the Xbox One controller?
AttackMode  +   521d ago
I would like to see it in action in multiplayer.
lastofgen  +   521d ago
pretty sweet commands.
should be fun to try them out.
yarbie1000  +   521d ago
It looks like a scroll bar on the voice commands list, so it appears that there are many more commands.
Yetter  +   521d ago
Look like DICE may be the first studio to do something intriguing with the Kinect sensor. I think a lot of people will change their tune pretty quickly if this stuff works out

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