PS4 voice control to be limited at launch

One area that Sony doesn’t look to be competing with Xbox One in is voice and gesture control.

Engadget reports that PS4 will at launch only support a limited range of voice commands including the ability to turn the console off and launch games.

Users won’t be able to boot their machine via voice. Nor will any third-party apps use voice control, which means no Netflix pause control.

A rep told the site that additional functionality and third-party support will be added at some stage down the line.

Facial-recognition log-ins are supported, although it seems that gesture control is not – for the time being at least.

Of course, this functionality will be limited to those who also own a PlayStation Camera – which, unlike Xbox One, isn’t bundled with the console. That’s the reason many believe PS4 is able to undercut the Xbox One’s RRP by 75.

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