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Binary Domain will support Kinect for voice commands

Binary Domain, Sega's upcoming third-person shooter set in Japan in 2080, relies heavily on voice commands to coordinate actions with your squad.

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an0nym0us2687d ago

so i get to control Shaq with my voice?

Godmars2902687d ago

Considering that they and other devs can likely do this through headsets, is this annoying anyone else?

And if this is true Sega may as well not bother with a PS3 release. Make it 360 exclusive.

And this is coming from a PS3-only owner.

MintBerryCrunch2687d ago

yea...whatever happened to that tech demo/game that sony showed off where you were talking to the characters with your mic, specifically ....this isnt new, what the kinect is doing....i wonder if sony canned that game

dragonyght2687d ago (Edited 2687d ago )

you mean Eyedentify ya it looks likes it was canned along with getaway 3 and 8 days its sux rly.

and also voice command been done before End war, rainbow 6 hell even socom 2 on the ps2 had it

Bigpappy2687d ago

You'll have to try it on Kinect to see how different it is. They actually know what you are saying. It is not totally canned experssions.

Godmars2902687d ago

Nevermind what I said. Reading the whole short entry they demoed the speech feature on a PS3 with a headset. So I guess it'll work there.

Though now the major issue is if by "Kinect Only" will 360 owners have to buy Kinect to actually play it.

Regardless, if the immediate future of gaming are general releases which pander to a specific feature, then devs really need to rethink this cause they're deliberately shortchanging their customers.

ArmrdChaos2687d ago (Edited 2687d ago )

Most likely this is built into the SDK and probably the only reason it is a Kinect function. Voice control has been done before but each developer had to design their own library. If you had the choice of spending money to develop your own or pay nothing to use what is already there then which do you think they are going to do? If it bothers you then bitch to Sony to create their own voice library for developers to use.

morganfell2686d ago

Did you even read the article? It was being demoed on a PS3 dev kit.

ArmrdChaos2686d ago (Edited 2686d ago )

Yes, I read the article. They said that Sega had the functionality operating on a PS3 dev kit. Nowhere did it say that Sony provided that voice functionality. Since Sega describes the voice feature being an integral part of the game I imagine that they invested in creating the code themselves. This goes back to the original question as to why others are not using it. If Sony does not have an open library that all the developers can use then they are going to base decision upon cost vs. importance of the feature...and thus why others may not be using it. Until we hear more it is all hypothesis at this point.

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Falaut2687d ago (Edited 2687d ago )

Binary Domain, Sega's upcoming third-person shooter set in Japan in 2080, relies heavily on voice commands to coordinate actions with your squad. While demoing the functionality on a PS3 dev kit with a headset, we asked if the Xbox 360 version would support Kinect for these voice commands. "We plan on supporting Kinect," Sega's Jun Yoshinoro confirmed with Joystiq.

Only possible with Kinect.

edit: offtopic; was that flying around screensaver game shown at e3, child of eden or something, the one that all the xEr's are waving their, ahem, core flags at?

TardcoreGamer2687d ago (Edited 2687d ago )

I don't get it. Why does any 360 owner really NEED Kinect for voice commands? Why couldn't the developers just utilize the chat mics that EVERY 360 owner has already. Socom for ps2 ring any bells?

OhReginald2687d ago

the voice command thing is LAST GEN!!! why do people think its so special?

i was commanding my soliders in socom 2 on the ps2 with my ps2 headset!!!

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