Kinect to not offer voice support at launch

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    When Microsoft's motion-sensing add-on Kinect launches this November it will not allow gamers to interact with their Xboxes using their voices as promised.

    Voice chat software Video Kinect, premiered during Microsoft's E3 2010 press conference in June, also misses the cut, MCV reports.

    Instead the feature will be integrated after Kinect's released.

    Marketing manager for Xbox Live EMEA Robin Burrowes said: "We will be announcing when voice control will be turned on in due course."

    The move is likely to disappoint many who have pre-ordered the £130 Xbox 360 motion sensor.

    We were looking forward to telling our Xboxes to turn off and on and play movies, as Microsoft demonstrated at E3 2010 in June, when Kinect launches in the UK on 10th November.

    Last week Microsoft's vice president of interactive entertainment Chris Lewis told Eurogamer core gamers will "love that they can jump into a game like Joy Ride, which should really appeal to the hardcore community".

    Well, at least there's Kinectimals. [/p]

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    Can you say "rushed to the market"? I mean seriously, how do they expect this to sell? They offer a crappy starting line-up, have no real hope for good games to come out soon to support it, and now they're cutting features that were supposed to be there at launch for a "later time".
     


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    Sounds like another system's launch this generation....
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    wth, wasn't Voice Support one of it's features??

    that's like selling the wii with no motion support at launch
     
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    Wow... Microsoft fails again. [​IMG]
     
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    Voice support = $20 dlc.
     
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    nice move m$!

    -facepalm-
     
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    Wow, it should have voice from the beginning. This is stupid.
     
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    The mic etc. are in the camera (just to clarify) but they're talking about the Dashboard voice control. At least that's what it looks like to me. You guys seem to be laying into it a bit too much. Voice Control will be nice when it gets there but let them try and make it decent first. I'm sure Kinectimals etc. will have their voice control its just that we won't be able to tell the Xbox to turn off and will have to get up off our own asses (or, yegads pick up a controller) to do that.
     
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    Let me guess. You have to buy the feature! [​IMG]
    Just like Win7... "You want wallpapers? Please pay more you bitch!"
    That would be SO M$
     
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    They're rushing the product.
    What reason could they have not to incorporate voice support at launch. They had a ton of development time.
     
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    [​IMG] I wouldn't be at all surprised if Microsoft ended up doing this.
     
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    This.

    Well, it's not like it'll matter much anyway, because I don't see a lot of people planning to get Kinect.
     
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    Wow Microsoft [​IMG] I mean just dig yourself into a deeper grave why don't you.
    Honestly, I can't see this thing going far at all other than a few strange people who think this EyeToy product is a worthwhile endeavour.
     
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    honestly... i don't get all this inconciderate anger.
    it's just a console add-on...
    be happy that you get kinect >.>
    if it were for microsoft they could easily cancel it with 1 word
     
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    I don't think anyone would really care if they did cancel it
     
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    If ign is accurate, then this thread needs a new title and maybe an edited first post.

    OnTopic
    Yay, voice control, now I don't need to get off my couch to mess around with the hub.
     
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    The mic is already in the kinect thingy, right?
    If not... xD
    If it is, then it's only that they found bugs (or just didn't develop/complete yet [​IMG]) In the voice control system.
    And they can fix that with a software update, right?
    If they don't charge you then it's not THAT bad...
    Except from the part that it was promised and stuff...
    But I don't think it'll take Microsoft longer than a month to fix this lol
    We're probably just overreacting like always [​IMG]
     
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    OP has an agenda, lol. Shit wont get changed.

    On topic: Kinect sucks big time. Its utterly horrible. I can't figure out which product will bomb worse, Move or Kinect. They're both incredible pieces of trash.
     
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    You know, I'd actually like to have a Kinect. Sure, it'll probably be buggy as hell, and probably stupid, but it looks fun. You know, for a few days.

    I'm kind of hoping Nintendo releases the 3DS around the time of Kinect just to steal some sales~

    By the way, don't you all want to be cool kids and talk to unassuming 9 year old boys, and touch them via Kinect????? I sure do!
     

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