Having a Kinect packed with every Xbox One is a sure-fire way to make sure that every developer takes advantage of the motion-sensing features of the console. Activision has confirmed that it will be doing just that with Call of Duty: Ghosts, with voice commands implemented into the game.
Chief executive of publishing, Eric Hirshberg, revealed that the upcoming blockbuster will include in-game Kinect voice commands, and that the feature "really excites us because of the level of responsiveness and detail." He stressed that Activision has "always made sure that we don't just use new technology for novelty's sake.
"We always make sure that it makes the gameplay better. In this case, we think it will," he said in an interview with VentureBeat
. Hirshberg didn't speak about the PlayStation 4, and whether the game will be using voice commands via Sony's new Eye camera - opting to focus the conversation squarely on Microsoft.
"You heard us reference the fact that the downloadable content will be available first on Xbox, which is something that we've had in the past. I don't have more announcements other than that except to say that we've had a great partnership with Microsoft." However, the exec did say that the Xbox maker had to get its gaming message in line.
"They all have to be great game machines first. I think that's the tip of the sword. Everyone's trying to own the living room and own the entire entertainment experience, but it's a game machine first and foremost. We've been pleased with Xbox's approach"