Oi Oi Oi! That’s right! For all you Australians out there: You will finally be able to shout at your Xbox and have it respond to your voice.
Australian Voice Control
It’s not yet sure when Voice Control will be activated in Australia, nor whether it will pick up on any Aussie slang. Just that it will be activated very soon. Microsoft Australia is inviting the press to come to an exclusive event focussed on natural user interfaces. At the end it says that all guests will receive some gift that will let them experience Voice Control. Evidence enough to conclude that the service is finally coming!
See the full press invitation below:
Microsoft Australia invites you to experience entertainment.
Join us as we share Microsoft’s vision for entertainment featuring natural user interfaces and the first eve Australian media preview of voice control on Kinect for xbox 360.
Guests can get hands on with Microsoft’s entertainment products, including soon to be released Xbox 360 games and applications across television, pc and phones.
At the event guests will receive a gift enabling them to experience the promise of voice control.
Do we have any Australian readers out there? I’m curious since I’ve lived in Australia too for quite some time (Melbourne). Let me know!