By Jonathan Arias 9/1/13
As other companies prepare to unleash their mammoth gaming systems to the public, touting specific features exclusive to their system, one company seems to be shooting themselves in the foot. Today a listing on Xbox.com notes that the console's new Kinect enabled voice commands will only be available in the US, UK, Canada, France, and Germany when it releases sometime in November. No date was revealed on when the other countries would be receiving the feature.
Microsoft demonstrated this major feature during E3 showing how it could affect game play, navigate through the home screens, activate applications, and turn the system on and off. The Xbox One was originally expected to launch in 21 countries, but that number dwindled to 13 recently due to trouble localizing the Xbox Dashboard, along with a few other things. It seems the Xbox One is more trouble than it's worth. Even with the promise of a free packaged game to the customers in the delayed regions, the missing voice commands for these regions may seem like an insult. Hopefully Microsoft will make up for all the un kept promises and we will receive the system we saw long ago at E3.