Microsoft Supports Voice-Recognition Technology

Microsoft will be shipping Fonix voice-recognition technology with its Xbox 360 development kits. Current-generation Xbox games to use this technology include Rainbow Six 3, Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow, Rainbow Six: Lockdown, Ghost Recon 2, Delta Force-Black Hawk Down, and SWAT: Global Strike Team.

“Microsoft is pleased to continue its relationship with Fonix for Xbox 360,” said Brian Schmidt, program manager, Audio and Voice Technologies, Microsoft. “By incorporating Fonix’s speech recognition technology into our Xbox 360 development kit, game developers can give players a fun and natural way of interacting with their games.”

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“Working with Microsoft enables Fonix to offer market-leading voice command solutions for next-generation products and to offer new interface possibilities for game developers and players,” said Tim K. Hong, VP, Fonix Games. “Fonix looks forward to contributing to a new generation of videogames as developers use Xbox 360 to showcase greater possibilities for voice recognition in games.”

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