Kinect voice controls 'have just scratched the surface'

'Xbox Pause' is just the beginning, says Rare

Rare studio manager Scott Henson says Microsoft plans to make much greater use of Kinect's voice command capabilities.

"We're going to make using your voice much more front and centre - we've just scratched the surface on that," he told MCV. "The ability to say 'Xbox Pause' and it pauses is just the beginning. It's magic, but it should be just like having a conversation moving forward.


Henson, who took on the top job at Rare last October, added: "We'll continue to advance and continue to make it better for both your body and your voice. I would say we've only scratched 10 percent of the possibilities of what we can do with Kinect."

Retailer GAME has slashed the price of Kinect to £80 for Easter.