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Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox to reportedly include Siri-like voice controls

Xbox 720 Siri Rumor

Microsoft’s (MSFT) Xbox 360 video game and home entertainment console already supports voice commands thanks to the Kinect controller, but it looks like we may see the company’s next-generation console ship with dramatically improved voice support. The Verge reported on Thursday that Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox refresh will support “wake on voice, natural language controls, and speech-to-text,” citing claims from multiple unnamed sources when reporting the details. The enhanced voice support will supposedly allow users to speak commands naturally as they do with Siri on Apple (AAPL) devices. Microsoft’s next Xbox is expected to launch ahead of the holidays this year featuring a 1.6GHz eight-core AMD CPU, D3D11.x 800MHz graphics and 8GB of RAM.

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