Natural speech 'next big challenge' for Kinect
Mass Effect 3 voice commands point to new frontier, says Rare engineer David Quinn
The next big challenge for Kinect developers is natural speech, says Rare engineer David Quinn.
Quinn has been working on Kinect "almost since the beginning," and since that time has been instrumental in the Kinect Sports titles.
"We pushed speech pretty hard in Sports 2," he told Gamasutra.
"There was speech in the first round of launch titles- Kinectimals obviously had speech. But from day one the entire UI was gonna be speech-driven. Every game event had to have speech incorporated into it."
But this was a limited approach, and Quinn wants to see speech incorporated in more natural, fluid ways.