Need for Speed Most Wanted packs Kinect voice control

As a committed pedestrian, I've often suspected that the only real reason to drive a car is that other passengers don't gawp at you when you yell at the vehicle. Delightfully, Need for Speed Most Wanted will recreate this sensation in the Xbox 360 edition with Kinect voice support, Electronic Arts announced today.

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As a committed pedestrian, I've often suspected that the only real reason to drive a car is that other passengers don't gawp at you when you yell at the vehicle. Delightfully, Need for Speed Most Wanted will recreate this sensation in the Xbox 360 edition with Kinect voice support, Electronic Arts announced today.

By yelling at your television, you'll be able to customize your car, select races, switch cars, "and much more," EA says. You can also use it to tweak your car's upgrades.

"I played Mass Effect [3] through with Kinect and I just loved the way they handled the voice in that game, it was really cool," producer Chris Roberts said in a video accompanying the announcement. "And then, also, we're geeks, we work in games, I'm a big Iron Man fan as well and I just thought it'd be kind of cool to control a lot of the aspects of your car with your voice."

Criterion's Need for Speed Most Wanted launches for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on October 30. Here's Chris to explain more of what you can do with Kinect voice control:

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    October 19, 2012 3:30 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Need for Speed Most Wanted packs Kinect voice control.

    As a committed pedestrian, I've often suspected that the only real reason to drive a car is that other passengers don't gawp at you when you yell at the vehicle. Delightfully, Need for Speed Most Wanted will recreate this sensation in the Xbox 360 edition with Kinect voice support, Electronic Arts announced today.

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      October 19, 2012 3:35 PM

      they should make a kinect game where you play a rally navigator.

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      October 19, 2012 3:44 PM

      With Kinect, the game will also be able to detect if you're texting while playing the game and give you perks for not wrecking

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      October 19, 2012 3:46 PM

      im still not convinced this game wont be burnout again. i dunno how you can make a MW game without slowmo. That was THE feature that made that game

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        October 19, 2012 8:50 PM

        really? I never used it.

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        October 19, 2012 11:26 PM

        I'm not sure if this is serious or what.. but the slow motion feature was completely useless and only good for police road blocks.

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        October 20, 2012 1:38 AM

        This game is Burnout Paradise 2, criterion devs have already commented as such.

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      October 19, 2012 9:00 PM

      Any reviews yet? I want this to be so good.

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      October 20, 2012 11:51 AM

      Why does the 360 need Kinect for voice control?

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        October 21, 2012 1:31 PM

        Same reason nba2k13 and mass effect 3 need it. So they can sell more kinects. When we could damn well use our headsets which would be so much better than the shitty kinect picking up my surround sound thinking I called a pass or pick and roll play, or better yet subbing one of my guys.