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Kinect's next big challenge - natural speech

Kinect's next big challenge - natural speech

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.

Develop has gthe full story.

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