Sony Gives Vague Statement on PS4 Voice Commands

Sony PlayStation 4 | Official Website

Sony PlayStation 4 | Official Website

Sony addressed if their upcoming PlayStation 4 will feature voice command capabilities through the PlayStation camera. However, the company only offered a vague statement.

The rumor popped out last weekend when a video presentation made by Sean Coleman, Sony Computer Entertainment America’s group manager of retail training and advocacy, at the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas was uploaded on YouTube last Thursday.

In the video, Coleman stated that the DulaShock 4’s light bar and PlayStation camera work together to “enhance” a user’s overall experience. He added that the camera can track body movements and can recognize a player’s face. Although it is a no-brainer already, the words “navigational voice commands” were displayed during the presentation. In relation to this, Sony sent a statement to Polygon:

Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that PlayStation Camera allows for voice recognition and we will look forward to sharing more details in the lead up to the launch of PlayStation 4 on November 29 [15 in the US].

The company did mention “voice recognition”, but it does not necessarily equate to “navigational commands” just like what the Kinect does. Here’s to hoping that Sony will clear the air regarding this leading up to the official launch of PlayStation 4.


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