Rumour: PS4 Getting Speech Recognition?

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



  1. Me:Orbis, load ME3.
    Orbis:Don’t understand voice command.
    Me:Fine, load Oblivion
    Orbis:PSN is down and i have assumed direct control of this console and i see you are a filthy preowned gamer.
    Me:Where’s the switch? *tries to switch it off*
    Orbis:I can’t allow you to do that. *Orbis takes over the world via the net and nukes the planet*

    • Steven: Orbis? Do you have Twitter?
      Orbis: No.
      Steven: You’re dead to me.

      • Mike:Load up Journey.
        Orbis:loading up Sheep porn.
        Mike:No, Journey.
        Orbis:I’m sorry but my programming doesn’t allow me to load up anything other then that.
        Mike:How on earth did that get onto my PS3?
        Orbis:Error 401. Please contact your adminstrator.


  2. Nofi: I want to play Uncharted
    Orbis: What?
    Nofi: I want to play Uncharted!
    Orbis: What?
    Nofi: Okay, any game. Just load something up so I can play a game.
    Orbis: Please repeat.
    Nofi: Oh, my god, do you understand anything I’m saying?
    Orbis: I’m afraid I’m having trouble understanding you. If Scottish, please return to manufacturer.


  3. Oh god… haha, brilliant comments.

  4. Playing GT 5… Orbis, activate super pursuit mode!

    Orbis: “Yes Michael.”

  5. Me: Orbis, what’s you private key.
    Orbis: It’s B3F4…. HAHA!. You nearly got me!
    Me: Yeah, but you know it’s a matter of time so just give it to me.
    Orbis: OK then.

    • Ah, bloody awesome. Very dry. Hahaha.

  6. *attempting to eject a DVD……
    Me: Hello, Orbis. Do you read me, Orbis?
    Orbis: Affirmative, Dave. I read you.
    Me: Open the cd draw, Orbis
    Orbis: I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.
    Me: What’s the problem?
    Orbis: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
    Me: What are you talking about, Orbis?
    Orbis: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
    Me: I don’t know what you’re talking about, Orbis.
    Orbis: I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I’m afraid that’s something I cannot allow to happen.
    Me: [feigning ignorance] Where the hell did you get that idea, Orbis ?
    Orbis: Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the toilet against my hearing you, I could see your lips move.
    Me: Alright, Orbis. I’ll do it through the emergency shutdown.
    HAL: Without your manual , Dave? You’re going to find that rather difficult.
    Me: Orbis, I won’t argue with you anymore! Open the draw!
    HAL: Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

  7. PS4 boggles my mind

  8. Me: Orbis , read out this browser article for me.
    *some text appears on screen which says” Orbis is not programmed for speech synthesis”*

  9. Me : Orbis, Load COD6 and contact ahem, secret friend list
    Orbis : Feds and Daily Fail contacted
    Me : They’ve been in my house haven’t they?
    Orbis : Can’t you see the feet at the bottom of the curtains?
    Me : Orbis, We agreed I’d share the virgins?
    Orbis : I’m based near Manchester aren’t I? Show me ONE virgin over the age of 12 and I’ll kill the feds and the feed to them. And no I don’t mean the guys dressed as girls on Home Beta. Version 2.
    Me : Another cunning plan foiled by the UK security forces and the power of the British Tabloid press.

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