PlayStation 4’s camera could end up doing everything Kinect does — to a point.
At the reveal in May of the Xbox One, there was an extensive amount of attention thrown into what the new Kinect could do … at least when they weren’t talking about TV and the Call of Duty: Ghosts dog. It was reportedly able to figure out where you were in the room using a motion tracking sensor and facial recognition, and we don’t know yet if the PlayStation 4’s camera won’t do the exact same thing.
We do know as of yesterday that the PlayStation 4 camera will be able to determine your voice from a crowd and allow you to control the console menu with your voice alone. Suddenly it looks like Microsoft played that card a little too soon, as Sony is figuring out how to compete with their key peripheral.
With the release dates of both consoles coming up within the year, it looks like Microsoft and Sony are both releasing last minute announcements to sway the public’s opinion. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Sony will be selling a bundle of the PlayStation 4 with the camera, two controllers, and a copy of Killzone for the same price as Xbox One’s most basic package.
A Sony representative stated about the PlayStation 4 camera, “Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that PlayStation Camera allows for voice recognition and we will look forward to sharing more details in the lead up to the launch of PlayStation 4 on November 29 [in Europe].”
— James A. Smithescu (@JamesASmithescu) September 1, 2013
This confirmation was given after the discovery of an Amazon listing for the PlayStation 4, stating that its camera would use “navigational voice commands,” an indication that the console and its peripherals may be able to do more than Sony initially let on.
The ability of the PlayStation 4 camera to use voice recognition could be yet another game changer in this console war.