PlayStation 4 Camera will enable 'navigational voice commands'

PlayStation 4 also has its own fancy high-tech camera accessory. And it will offer "navigational voice commands" and "facial recognition"--two features that Microsoft has been touting with Kinect.

16

PlayStation 4 also has its own fancy high-tech camera accessory. But unlike Xbox One, it's sold separately. Little has been shown of what the PS4 camera can do--other than some neat augmented reality stuff. According to a product listing on Amazon, the camera will offer "navigational voice commands" and "facial recognition"--two features that Microsoft has been touting with Kinect.

A Sony spokesperson confirmed to Push Square that the camera will support voice recognition, but would not go into further detail. Given the feature's omission during Sony's recent presentation of the PS4 UI, one has to wonder exactly how much functionality the Eye will offer--or if its implementation will be rudimentary at best.

From The Chatty
  • reply
    August 30, 2013 8:45 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, PlayStation 4 Camera will enable 'navigational voice commands'.

    PlayStation 4 also has its own fancy high-tech camera accessory. And it will offer "navigational voice commands" and "facial recognition"--two features that Microsoft has been touting with Kinect.

    • reply
      August 30, 2013 9:07 AM

      Yea, but it's a separate purchase so no one will ever own it.

      • reply
        August 30, 2013 9:27 AM

        Which is fine with me and my wallet.

      • reply
        August 30, 2013 9:32 AM

        Sony is at least smart enough not to shove a 100 dollar camera up your ass.

      • reply
        August 30, 2013 10:24 AM

        don't you use the OG Kinect to make the very opposite argument?

        • reply
          August 30, 2013 10:42 AM

          They sold something like 25 million of them, which isn't "no one" but is still insignificant when you look at the number of 360 sold...

          Yes, some people will buy it, but it will not see widespread support from developers.

          It *could* if it's easy to port over the Kinect stuff to, but I highly doubt it will be.

          I'm not even sure the Kinect 2.0 will pay off like they expect it too. Chicken before the egg, egg before the chicken. However, Microsoft has pretty well decided that every Xbox One will have a Kinect with it. Regardless if the user hooks it up or not, developers can count on 100% penetration.

      • reply
        August 30, 2013 11:02 AM

        i c wut u did ther

      • reply
        August 30, 2013 11:08 AM

        Yes, no one ever will, just like nobody bought Kinect One. You really are trying too hard with this Xbox One Defense Force.

        • reply
          August 30, 2013 11:51 AM

          My application was denied :( I even had a letter of rec from derelict515!

          • reply
            August 30, 2013 12:01 PM

            I see that XODF is still being ruled by iron fist of FinalSpartan!

            On a side note, I can never remember where to put "4" in his name.

            • reply
              August 30, 2013 2:58 PM

              final spartan is like the Tea Party of the XDF. Mancide, Derelict, and Garvin are the Triumvirate. CrustaR is a born-again member of the Super Nintendo Defense Force.

              • reply
                August 30, 2013 8:34 PM

                Wait, who's attacking the Super Nintendo!?...that thing was awesome!

        • reply
          August 30, 2013 11:56 AM

          it's hard to tell if it's legit backing MS and their choices, or if its tongue in cheek trolling.

    • reply
      August 30, 2013 9:15 AM

      Can't help think this is a missed opportunity for them. Ya, MS's getting flak about always listening to you. But, at least they're trying to push us closer to Star Trek where we have computers responding to us and HOLODECKS!

    • reply
      August 30, 2013 9:26 AM

      Has Sony done voice recognition in any previous devices? They must be licensing the tech from Nuance or something.

      • reply
        August 30, 2013 10:04 AM

        Yes, for a while now. They've had it in their SDKs since SingStar PS3 was released and is supported by the PS Eye. SingStar had voice menu commands before Kinect was even a thing.

        • reply
          August 30, 2013 10:14 AM

          I only see people complaining about Singstar being advertised as having voice commands in the menus and not actually supporting it. I can't see any mention of anyone else actually using it from the SDK.

          In any case, obviously support for voice recognition is not a binary state, Sony doesn't have a lot of voice data collected to help improve the feature (which is a pretty critical form of feedback for the feature, hence Siri Beta) and haven't been doing it for very long compared to others.

    • reply
      August 30, 2013 9:56 AM

      On a related note, there may be official bundles w/ the camera included coming: http://www.videogamer.com/ps4/killzone_shadow_fall/news/official_ps4_console_bundles_are_on_the_way_sony_confirms.html

      Seems like a super good deal - 100 Euro above a base PS4 for a camera, game, and second controller (those three items are collectively priced at 180 Euro on Amazon.fr)

      • reply
        August 30, 2013 10:15 AM

        seems pretty reasonable, no reason not to have some higher priced bundles. Have they actually shown/announced anything that uses the camera yet?

        • reply
          August 30, 2013 10:43 AM

          They showed a lot in the earlier stuff, which makes me think they were originally planning on introducing it with the system but reacted to MS's announcement by pulling it to undercut them on the price.

    • reply
      August 30, 2013 12:56 PM

      nothing will beat the voice recognition in chibi-robo for gamecube

    • reply
      August 30, 2013 7:36 PM

      Guys, check it out:

      http://9gag.com/gag/apqr1W9?ref=9g.m

      What a smart-ass idea!