Xbox One Kinect Voice Detection Didn’t Work Perfectly At Recent Event, Commands Required Repetition


Microsoft recently held a private 45-minute presentation showcasing capabilities of their upcoming next-generation Xbox console, Xbox One, but things didn’t went as planned as Microsoft Spokeperson have to repeat 10 of 45 voice commands, some of them were repeated as many as four times.

Xbox OneDuring presentation Xbox One Kinect was unable to detect voice commands such as “Xbox, watch ESPN” and “Xbox, Bing movies with Sandra Bullock”.

“Everything you’re seeing here is going to get better,” promised Jose Pinero, senior director of marketing and public relations for Xbox, at the conclusion of Wednesday’s demo. “Right now, we’re still a couple of weeks away but voice, the more you use it and the more the system learns, the more accurate it becomes. We’re still working on fit and finish.”

“Microsoft got so intoxicated by the first generation of Kinect that I think they’re just assuming people are still really excited about Kinect,” said James McQuivey, Forrester Research analyst and author of “Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation.”

Just a handful of days is left for the launch of Xbox One and incidents like this won’t going to help Microsoft.