Sony has released the digital manual for the PS4 today, which you can find here, and one of the sections covers the voice command functionality of the system and another the light indicators.
Was watching the gamespot guy's play around with this and it didn't seem that bad. Its good way to go through your game list if its packed.
The weirder the accent the better it worked, he had no problems getting the voice commands to work with a Arnold Schwartzenegger impression.
Do you have a link to that gamespot video? I'd like to watch it..Thank you if anyone replies with the link.
The fact that it lists the available options is awesome, no more guessing!
Maybe it has a port to plug up Kinect so it will work effectively.
believe it or not, from what i have seen, kinect ain't that accurate either
Really? Because every video I have seen has worked fantastic, I have seen one video where they had to repeat the command every once and awhile but that was it. In fact word is that once you get used to giving it commands it works well over the majority of the time. Nothing will operate at 100% perfection, but it is damn close from what I see.
Watched the gamespot lot and it hardly ever worked Only when they did a silly voice Works much better with kinect
Could I get a link to that, I haven't seen it yet.
Actually, there were reports from numerous sites that stated a 100% success rate with the PS4 voice system, while also stating a 25% failure rate with Kinect when used by a Microsoft rep - sometimes he had to say the same command at least 4 times. And what's better? You don't even need the camera to use voice control with the PS4...the bundled headset is enough.
lol! Kinect One has advanced processing integrated right into the chips to do voice command, yet somehow PS Eye is better. That is why Sony has shown the feature in public, right?
@nukeitall the difference is MS made it pretty clear that kinect is their focus, sony did not
wonder if in the gamespot stream earlier, it was having a hard time because of multiple people talking in the same room and background noise?
It seemed to work best with the mono headphone plugged in. When they connected the head phone it seemed to work near 100%
I only use voice commands with Xbox to pause and play movies on Netflix. It's pretty cool, and I'm sure the ps4 will have that feature too.
Ha ha, btw, Netflix removed Kinect support in their latest update because - shocking - nobody is using it. ( http://www.engadget.com/201...
Not the voice controls.... Just the gesture controls. And it's because they want a unified experience across all platforms. Nice try jackass
Hey, nice calling me names. Guess it's not me being at the wrong party here.
@ju You act like a troll, you get treated like one. Get your facts straight next time kid
What? That's the statement there now: "All if this backend innovation will have one casualty though: Jaffe told us that Xbox 360 users who update to the new interface won't be able to use Kinect gesture control anymore" - and I am pretty sure this was edited. Because when I first read this, it said "according to internal stats from Netflix Kinect was hardly used". Should have taken a screenshot. Yeah, it sure was, because it also changed the statement that Netflix is not on XO - "because of a conflict of UI guidelines with MS UI requirements" or something while now there is: "The only device guaranteed not to be on the docket? The Xbox One: Netflix says it's been working with Microsoft to create an experience that matches the existing Xbox paradigm. It might leave the console out of uniform, but the company promises us it'll look sharp, all the same." MS police was fast on this one. And, btw, I'd quite certain I am older than you, kid.
Can't wait to try it out.
Voice commands are a very cool thing to do when you're alone, otherwise you just look silly.
yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeees, you also feel silly, god, I was typing a text but with my voice, and I just had to stop because of how worried I was of how people were looking at me.
I don't see the point of voice commands, in the time it takes you to say something, you could have already have done it manually.
Like switching from Tv to game, or answering a Skype call while playing a game?
Why would you ever want to interrupt a game or show to take a Skype call? Why would you ever be watching a show and playing a game at the same time as well? You can't concentrate fully on either. I can see voice commands being useful when you have a lot of digital games and scrolling through them is a chore, or even issuing squad commands in a game. Anything else? A button is more immediate.
@dennett316 When your watching live TV, wouldn't you prefer to play a game in between commercials? You could keep it snapped on the side to see when its over, and switch back instantly. As for Skype, calls are going to pop up anytime, but you don't have to take anything away from you actual gaming experience by having to answer it. There are a plethora of uses for the voice navigation and multitasking.
On Xbox, the game ISN'T interrupted to answer a Skype call. Watching a football game while playing COD or BF4 definitely is a plus in a lot of people's eyes. And the thing is, you never have to pause to do any of it. Just keep playing!
this is all true but no one should really care, why you ask? because MS and sony will just copy features from each other, just like last gen
I got the camera cuz my 5 year old wants to play with the robots in the controller,hell good anofe reason for me to get it
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