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Rumour: PS4 Getting Speech Recognition?

Orbis, order me a pizza.

As it’s a bit quiet I thought I would have a nose round LinkedIn and see if there’s any juicy jobs postings. Turns out there is, regardez la liste des emplois.

Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Research and Development department has a summer internship opportunity available. This intern will work within the Acoustic Analysis Group and the team is looking for motivated and enthusiastic students who will contribute to the voice recognition system and technologies for the PlayStation platforms.

As the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita do not have a ‘voice recognition system’ then it’s a pretty safe assumption this can only be for a future PlayStation product.

The job listing was posted on March 29, 2012.

Also lurking around on LinkedIn is a job listing for Zindagi Games, the chaps behind Medieval Moves and Sports Champions.

They describe themselves as ‘A 2nd Party Video Game Studio working on PS3 and next generation home console’ so it looks like they are on board the good ship Orbis as well.

Source: LinkedIn / LinkedIn

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45 Comments
  1. IAmJacksMedullaOblongata
    Member
    Since: Nov 2011

    Orbis, dance for me …. slowly.

    Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 13:00.
    • RudeAwakening
      Member
      Since: Jan 2011

      Haha! Brilliant. Say that in your best Arnie voice!

      Comment posted on 18/04/2012 at 17:58.
  2. deadwelsh
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Me – Orbis, order me a pizza
    Orbis – Sorry, PSN is down til Friday

    Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 13:14.
    • bmg_123
      Member
      Since: Feb 2012

      I doubt a Playstation product would be THAT clear…it would be more like: Sorry, error 2ou3dfbuwegh wcuywe f

      Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 17:37.
  3. KeRaSh
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Orbis, paint me like one of your french girls…
    ehm…
    Wouldn’t it be possible that something like this pops up on the Vita or the PS3? The Vita has a built-in mic and the rest could be delivered through software, right? The same goes for the PS3 with the Singstar Mics… Not saying it will happen. I just mean it could be possible…

    Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 13:35.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      The PSEye also has a mic & lets not forget headsets too.

      Although it does mention next gen in the Zindagi Games description.

      Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 13:59.
      • KeRaSh
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        My bad. Had a very short weekend. :P

        Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 15:44.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        DOn’t worry, i was actually completely with you (which is why i wrote the bit about the PSEye & the headset) until i thought to just have a glance over it again.

        Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 16:00.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Additionally i’m sure there is probably some way they can do it on PS3 actually, but I think it would probably be a very piecemeal approach to things – I’m guessing they are just trying to rival connect in the next gen & probably go one step further if they can.

        Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 16:02.
  4. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Me – Orbis? Play {insert franchise here}
    Orbis – No probs, Mike. Here we go.

    Me – Orbis? I’m bored. Play me the soundtrack to Journey.
    Orbis – My pleasure, Mike. Here we go.

    Me – Orbis? Help me cure all manner of diseases by loading up the latest Folding@Home.
    Orbis – Your finest request yet. You are an example to mankind.

    Me – Orbis? Let’s go buy some games from the PSN Store and hope that they’ll download faster than Michael Jackson’s cadaver after it’s been staple-gunned to the surface of the Sun (what with the gravity being so strong that it’d take a NASA Shuttle launch to lift a seven year old boy from it’s surface*).
    Orbis – Ah.

    *Michael Jackson went to the Sun to see the boy. See? I had it all planned out. :P

    Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 14:07.
    • nemesisND1derboy
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      You’re not a well man, are you?

      Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 14:26.
      • bunimomike
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        I have cancer of the humour.

        Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 14:44.
  5. Dan Lee
    Common like the rest of us.
    Since: Jun 2010

    Me: Orbis, enter voice chat with PSN friends
    Orbis: They’re dead, Dan.
    Me: Who is?
    Orbis: Your PSN friends, Dan.
    Me: What, Peter?
    Orbis: Everybody’s dead, Dan.
    Me: What, Al?
    Orbis: Everybody’s dead Dan.
    Me: What, Aran?
    Orbis: They’re all dead, everybody’s dead Dan.
    Me: Tuffcub isn’t, is he?
    Orbis: Everybody is dead, Dan.
    Me: Not Jim?
    Orbis: Gorden Bennet, yes Jim, everybody, everybody’s dead Dan.
    Me: Joe?
    Orbis: He’s dead Dan, everybody’s dead, everybody is dead Dan.
    Me: Wait, are you trying to tell me everybody’s dead?
    Orbis: *slightly under breath* PSN IS UNDER MAINTENANCE, CAN’T LOG ON!

    Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 14:37.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      *golf claps* Ha :-)

      I’m going to ask Adam to replace every line (except the first one) with “You have no friends”.

      Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 14:46.
      • Dan Lee
        Common like the rest of us.
        Since: Jun 2010

        But I can edit too, so Ill change it back :oD

        Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 14:48.
    • YOURMUMANDME
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      Dan: So whats all of this white powder then?
      Orbis: That is catering officer Olaf Peterson

      Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 14:51.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Me: Hello Orbis
      Orbis: Would you like some toast?
      Me: Look, I don’t want any toast, and he doesn’t want any toast. In fact, no one around here wants any toast. Not now, not ever. No toast.
      Orbis: How about a muffin?
      Me: Or muffins. We don’t like muffins around here. We want no muffins, no toast, no teacakes, no buns, baps, baguettes or bagels, no croissants, no crumpets, no pancakes, no potato cakes and no hot-cross buns and definitely no smegging flapjacks!
      Orbis: Aah, so you’re a waffle man.

      Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 15:17.
      • Tuffcub
        On the naughty step.
        Since: Dec 2008
        Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 15:19.
      • YOURMUMANDME
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Orbis: I toast, therefore I am.

        Fecking despise that toaster!

        Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 15:21.
      • bmg_123
        Member
        Since: Feb 2012

        PsVita: The world is in play

        Ps4: Your chirpy breakfast companion!

        Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 17:39.
    • Loxstokk
      Member
      Since: Aug 2010

      Orbis = Queeg 500

      Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 19:15.
  6. YOURMUMANDME
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    Me: Ahh, time for bed *stands up and approaches PS4*
    Orbis What do you think you’re doing Dave?
    Me: Uhhhhhhh

    Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 15:03.
  7. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Me: *grinding for the 350th blast shard to get the inFamous 3 platinum* Stupid bloody console with your stupid bloody games.
    Orbis: That’s not very nice, Mike. I’m merely a…
    Me: Ah, piss off, Orbis.
    Orbis: You do realise I’ve been filming and uploading all your special moments with the Playstation Eye™, don’t you? Including that game of “hide the Move controller” you had when your flat-mate went out for the afternoon.
    Me: I’m on YouPorn, aren’t I?
    Orbis: Yep.

    Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 15:40.
    • TheDemocrodile
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      i laughed rather hard at that one.

      Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 16:59.
  8. Grey_Ghost13
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Me: Kinect Play
    Orbis…..
    Me: Kinect Play
    Orbis…..
    Me: KINECT PLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Orbis…
    Me: Oh yeah, Orbis Play
    Orbis: Feck off you called me Kinect!!!
    Me: Sorry Orbis, pretty please play.
    Orbis: No ….. wipes HDD!

    Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 15:47.
  9. nemesisND1derboy
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    A romantic night with the lady friend turns raunchy….

    Orbis: get some!
    Me: whoah, whoah, whoah. What the hell?
    Orbis: oh, don’t mind me. Carry on.
    Me: orbis, shut down.
    Orbis: awwwww.

    ….Orbis: can I join in?

    Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 15:50.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Me: Orbis… mind your bloody business!
      Orbis: That’s not the same girl as last week, is it?

      Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 15:55.
      • nemesisND1derboy
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        Orbis: meanwhile, in the Big Brother house…

        Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 15:57.
  10. cam the man
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Could be the first speech recognition software that actually works, but probably not.

    Comment posted on 16/04/2012 at 15:55.

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