(RUMOR) - X1- PS4 war heats up in Europe over new PS4 bundle, voice recognition
Things just got VERY interesting. Just remember, competition breeds creativity. If this bundle is the real deal and comes Stateside, we can probably expect Microsoft to get VERY creative very quickly...
A listing on Amazon suggests that the PlayStation 4 camera will offer voice recognition. A bullet point on the peripheral’s product notes suggests that “from navigational voice commands to facial recognition, the PlayStation Camera adds incredible innovation to your gaming.”
If true, this confirms the feature first suggested by a Sony job listing in May for a “Speech Recognition Intern.” It also means further parity between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as Microsoft’s new console offers voice recognition via Kinect (though that feature will only be available in five markets at launch).
At the moment the bundle is listed for retail at €499; the exact same amount as Microsofts European Xbox One price.
In contrast, anyone who pre-orders Microsofts console will be getting an Xbox One, Kinect and a copy of FIFA 14 for the same price.
Back in June IGN heard that Sony had decided against bundling the PlayStation 4 Camera in with the console to make sure it beat Microsoft when it came down to price. Upon reflection, the company seems to have decided it can afford to include it in a bundle after all.
IGN has been told that theres no official news on UK or European bundles at this time.