Microsoft denies Kinect voice axe

Voice control will be available at launch, MS assures

Microsoft's denied this morning's report that Kinect will not include voice control at launch.

The company said in a statement sent to press:

"Voice control is an exciting part of the 'Kinect for Xbox 360' controller-free experience and we can confirm that it will be available at launch in November 2010.

"Only on Xbox 360 will you be able to navigate the Kinect Hub using your voice to control your movies, TV Shows and music. We do not have additional details to share about local voice availability at this time."

Trade mag MCV had reported a quote from Xbox Live EMEA marketing man, Robin Burrowes, stating that both Dashboard voice command and Video Kinect would be arriving via an update post-launch.

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