The Xbox One is out in the US tomorrow, and one of its central pillars is that fact that you can talk to it, pretending its HAL 9000. While your Xbox One won’t ultimately try and kill you, it will respond to a number of voice commands, removing that herculean nuisance of actually having to press buttons. Here’s a list of all the things you can ask your Xbox to do.
Click the image, which comes courtesy of GameInformer to make it all large and legible:
The voice commands reportedly work quite well, though they are limited to the list above and even the slightest deviation will have your Xbox unable to recognise what you’re asking.
It’s also worth noting that apparently voice commands are region locked to the region you bought the console from. The system is launching with voice support in the US, UK, Canada, France and Germany so if you are importing, make sure you’re getting one from an English-speaking country or Le Xbox won’t understand you.
Last Updated: November 21, 2013