Mass Effect 3 Kinect Support to be Voice Control

You might not be able to hear what’s going on in Los Angeles right now thanks to my huge sighs of relief. To say I was nervous when I saw the rumours about Kinect support in one of my favourite franchises would be an understatement. I was petrified that they’d crowbar motion controls in and ruin one of the best series of this generation with wavy-armed madness.

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Luckily, they’ve just demonstrated Kinect support on stage at the Galen center in L.A. and it’s not as bad as I expected. It’s voice control, basically. So you can speak your way through the conversation trees rather than pointing with your stick and hitting a button. Yes, it’s probably going to be a bit of a gimmick and it will probably be slower than just running through with the pad, as we’re used to. But as an extra option, it’s actually quite cool. Also, Mass Effect 3 looks beautiful.

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9 Comments

  1. I’m so glad I can do this with kinect. I mean, this was never posisble before. Certainly not with headsets… oh wait

    • Yea it seems like a lot of these announcements regards Kinect are just using the voice control and not any motion controlling , could that be because well it doesn’t really do that very well .
      Ive seen and done all this in the Tom Clancy Endwar game for quite some time now . £79.99 seems expensive for a glorified Microphone .

      • Ah yes, Tom Clancy’s EndWar. The game from 2008 that brought amazing voice control yet no one bought it. Why do I have the feeling that kinect will sell shitloads because of these anouncements with tech that was used 3 years ago.

    • Boomshanks – what a comment…..

  2. Actions speak louder than words…

  3. Ps3 has been able to do voice control for ages, the eye is actually remarkably good at it, see endwar. Now, my question is, is this voice control xbox only, or is it only marketed on xbox and ps3 can do it too with the eye? If its an xbox only feature, why haven’t they incorporated it into ps3? Either way, how much have ms paid for this?

  4. one of the things that might not work for everyone.

  5. I thought using voice for the conversations looked cool but only as a novelty – i wouldn’t play it that way.

  6. The Better with Kinect advertisement is really starting to piss me off. It’s just a headset functionality they are using. The same headset functionality that can be achieved with a regular headset or a PS# Eye. They’re not making Kinect work with these games, they’re making these games work with voice-control. Big whoop

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