Submitted by M4GN3T 2181d ago | news

Sony is adding voice recognition to PS3-SDK

PS3-Sense writes "Sony will soon include a voice recognition function in the PS3's Software Development Kit. The function will be demonstrated in the Singstar Menu's after the jump" ( SingStar Vol. 3 , PS3, SingStar , SingStar ABBA, SingStar Amped , Singstar Hottest Hits, SingStar Mecano, SingStar Motown, Singstar Queen, SingStar Vol 4, SingStar: Beatles, Singstar: Disney, Singstar: Hits From the Musicals, SingStar: Pop Edition, SingStar: Take That, SingStar: The Beatles Rock Band, SingStar: Vol. 2)

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wUTTer  +   2181d ago
Voice recognition, facial recognition, head tracking.

Sony's momentum is unstoppable.
Zedux  +   2181d ago
the best part is that the ps3 hardware can back all this efforts so we will see some other amazing features coming our way! If I had bought any other console than the ps3 I would feel robed!
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wxer  +   2181d ago
natal got nothing on PSeye
-x.Red.x-  +   2181d ago
don't forget
The best part is that the eyetoy is about 30 bucks

and I highly doubt Natal is going to be $20...
wxer  +   2181d ago

nothing at all

y0haN  +   2181d ago
Shame they still don't have cross-game voice chat.
dgroundwater  +   2181d ago
Natal already has all these things.

Both of these peripherals are capable of things none of us have ever experienced yet. The games that support them are all that matter at the end of the day anyway.
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Mike134nl  +   2181d ago
Good to see Sony taking the lead again.
Nice voice recognition in 20 + languages, hope it will work as fine and better than in end war. Facial recognition, head tracking also cool

Won't be long before Microsoft will do the same. With natal Microsoft does have an edge featuring these futures thanks to their infra-red camera, inboard processor on natal and previous experience with voice recognition software on pc's.

Question being how big of an advantage this will be and if the advantage will be noticeable.
ChozenWoan  +   2181d ago
^^^ Even Match
Natal will be using a dedicated processor just for Voice and Facial Recognition (V&FR), while the PS3 will be tapping directly into the power of the Cell. Due to the processing power needed for V&FR, games requiring a heavy amount of these features will have to suffer graphically on the PS3. This in effect means that both systems will finally be even in processing power.

Of coarse, there will always be those games that will skimp on V&FR features and go for Graphics Greatness, but it is interesting to see how Natal will be such a decisive tactic for MS. I'm not going to say that MS is going to win this console gen, but they are not going down without a fight. Which is good for us gamers as we are the ones who are paying to see the Heavyweight match of the decade... that will take a decade just to find out who wins. lol

"Shame they still don't have cross-game voice chat."

Shame they still don't charge up to $500 over the life of the console just for "chatting privileges".... PER ACCOUNT!!! 0.O
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SoulBrotha3292  +   2181d ago
Isnt this what Natal is going to have when being launched..n when they mentioned all these ideas..all the sony fanboys said it was a stupid idea..BUT NOW WHEN SONY wants 2 copy MS AGAIN its the best thing in the world LMAO wow hypocrites
ChozenWoan  +   2181d ago
Sony has had this tech for years, the reason they didn't want to implement it just yet is due to it being so processor intensive. Hence the reason Natal has a processor dedicated to it inside the cam rather than MS just using the cam the 360 already has. Sony has publicly displayed this tech for the past 3-5 years at events such as GDC, which most people don't pay attention to the way they follow E3.

So to say Sony is fallowing MS is a bit of a stretch, especially since Sony has actually implemented some of this tech into the PS2's Eyetoy. Believe it or not, one of the reasons Soccom was such a big hit on the PS2 was due to it featuring voice recognition. As for facial recognition, Eyetoy had a game in dev called Eyedentify which likely didn't get released do to the amount of processing power needed to run smoothly wasn't available in the PS2.

So to get it correct, MS is copy/pasting Sony. I'm not trying to knock Natal, just correct the misconception. It's like watching a child get excited when Uncle Larry shows them how he can pull off his thumb. Then when pops shows them how he taught Uncle Larry how to do it when they where kids, he's treated like his trick is not as good... when it's the same trick.

Ohh well, wait until MS shows you how they can pull an invisible rabbit out of it's invisible hat... ohh they did at E3 09! lol
Dylan is talented  +   2181d ago
xbl/psn- dylantalon
ps3 is the future and the future is ps3
wxer  +   2181d ago
i agree
house  +   2180d ago
agree d.i.t
i will drink to that lol
lordkemp007  +   2181d ago
Heavens above PS3 'It only does everything .'
LukaX23  +   2181d ago
Wow lots of awesome Sony news today. I'm loving it!
Madis007  +   2181d ago
Sony owns evrything.

Consoles,games,movies,music,i phone,phones,TVs,laptops,MP3,B l u-Ray,camera and more and more.

Sony is future !!!

3D games,3D TVs, voice recogition and more and more.
Nothing cant stop Sony.

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sweettooth  +   2181d ago
sony is the best
Optical_Matrix  +   2181d ago
Great new but...
there will still be some who insist Natal is far superior. The PS3 is perfectly capable of doing anything Natal can and more but as I say, because it's MS it's suddenly gods gift to gaming.
This will make things really interesting though. Sony really are pushing the PS3 in all area's this year. 2010 is going to be MEGA.
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mfwahwah  +   2180d ago
You do know that "they" think the exact same way as you do? Like word for word, but switch the company and brand names.
Feral Gamer  +   2181d ago
Cool, but developers have been using voice recognition since last gen. It'll be nice to have a uniform feature built-in though, to make it easier for implementation.
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betrayed gamer  +   2181d ago
true sony is doing good with updating there hardware but can they update the camera to see in a 3-d plane? without the use of the wand?
Feral Gamer  +   2181d ago
What's wrong with the wand? If you're playing a game and swinging a sword, it would be cool to have something in your hand to hold on to, just for the tactile feeling. Furthermore, it would increase the price of the camera to have 3D
gamesR4fun  +   2181d ago
yep it can track in 3d

jus chk out the new head trakin feature or the eye pet... n neither use the wand.
Redempteur  +   2181d ago
@Feral Gamer
I agree with you .

if i use a sword for example .it would be awesome to have the "wand " vibrate when you hit ( like the wiimote in zelda TP ) . you just become more IN the game thanks to these little details ..natal on the other hand will have you wave your hand in the air like an idiot ...sadly ..
Feral Gamer  +   2181d ago
@ 8.3
Thanks for the agree. I would rather hold something in my hand representing a weapon than just move my arm around. It would be more life-like.
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mfwahwah  +   2180d ago
Yeah, look up Eyepet. That thing can dodge an orange that you roll at it.
kws1065  +   2181d ago
Facial recognition (including head tracking) with voice recognition
all in PSeye (less than 60 bucks).
harrisk954  +   2181d ago
Only $35 at Amazon.
betrayed gamer  +   2181d ago
im talking about distance not tracking, and i dont have a problem with the wand i find the wii to be enjoyable, but what im saying is it cant track distance heck japanese cell phone cameras have smile recognition. what im saying is msft will use the fact that its camera can see in a 3d plane not just left and right but in depth as well. cameras are good for gaming and all, but not in fps's. i will never buy an fps game that uses a camera that includes both the ps3 and the 360.
Handsome_Devil  +   2181d ago
I think it does, if i'm not mistaken you can see it in Eyepet :)
wxer  +   2181d ago
3D motion tracking ( eyepet )

voice recognition

facial recognition


and dose everything natal do
and more


with a massive gaming library
since the ps2


EyeToy: Play
EyeToy: Groove
Disney Move (Ubisoft)
EyeToy: Antigrav
EyeToy: Monkey Mania
EyeToy: Play 2
Nicktoons Movin' (THQ)
Sega SuperStars (Sega)
U Move Super Sports (Konami)
Clumsy Shumsy (Phoenix Games Ltd. [UK/NL])
EyeToy: Chat - a videophone system for use with the network adaptor
EyeToy: EduKids
EyeToy: Kinetic
EyeToy: Operation Spy (known as SpyToy in Europe)
EyeToy: Play 3
Eyetoy: Kinetic Combat
Eyetoy: Play Sports
Rhythmic Star (Namco)
EyeToy: Astro Zoo
EyeToy Play: Hero
EyeToy Play: PomPom Party
EyeToy: Fight
EyeToy: Tales



Bomberman Ultra (streams video to other players when you win a tournament)
Tiger Woods 10
Fight Night Round 4


Buzz!: Quiz TV (compatible with Playstation 2 EyeToy)
Burnout Paradise[17] (Used to share personal snapshot after winning/losing against other players online. (Also compatible with Playstation 2 EyeToy))
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 [18] (Used to upload personal image for the character)
High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition[19] (used to see others)
LittleBigPlanet (Used to create levels, also compatible with PlayStation 2 EyeToy)
FaceBreaker (Used to upload personal image for the character)
PES 2009 (Used to upload personal image for the character, 'Become a Legend' mode)
SingStar Vol. 2 (Used to record video and take snapshots and upload online)


Aqua Vita/Aquatopia
Mesmerize - January 17, 2008 (North America)
Operation Creature Feature - October 25, 2007
The Eye of Judgment
The Trials of Topoq
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08
Sky Blue
PES 2008

with a great support in games like
AFL Premiership 2005
AFL Premiership 2006
AND 1 Streetball
CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution Country
EyeToy: Kinetic
EyeToy: Play
EyeToy: Play 2
EyeToy: Play 3
Formula One 05
Gaelic Games: Football
Gretzky NHL 2005
Karaoke Revolution Party
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol
MLB 2005
MLB '06: The Show
MLB '07: The Show
MLB '08: The Show
Sims 2
The Urbz
This Is Football 2005
Tony Hawk's Underground 2
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
World Tour Soccer 2006

natal is a joke compared to the PSeye
just a rip off that doesn’t work

BAAM there it fails
betrayed gamer  +   2181d ago
not really the trailer just shows them making a scrating motion you need the wands in order to do depth
Dacapn  +   2181d ago
Dude, how many times does someone have to tell you? In both your previous posts, someone responded yes it already tracks in 3D.

-------------->CHECK OUT THE EYEPET VID<---------------------
Mike134nl  +   2181d ago
No it doesn't recognise 3D it's just a normal webcam. You will need the wand for 3d motion detection. Yes the ps eye can detect motion or track cards like in the game eye of judgement.

Please look at the sony wand video to see the difference.

But I do love the concept behind eye pet. Starting to miss my tamagotchi
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betrayed gamer  +   2181d ago
can u link the vid?
Ninjamonkey  +   2181d ago
Link to eyepet: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

More importantly link to info about pseye tracking in 3D space: http://www.ps3hacks.net/mod...

Quote: "and can sense movements and distance in a 3D space"
bjornbear  +   2181d ago
So what does Natal have now to compete with this?
mfwahwah  +   2180d ago
Does it need to be a competition?

I really don't think it does.

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