December 6 Update For Xbox LIVE Brings Kinect Voice Control To Australia

Alright, so we all knew we were getting Kinect voice control for Xbox LIVE before the end of the year, but now we have a specific date and that date is December 6.

Hurray? Well, the time we’ve had to wait for this feature has been pretty stretched out to say the least, and I’d argue that most of us will rarely use voice control regardless. But it’s the principle of the thing!

According to a press release from Microsoft, “[t]he new dashboard is built from the ground up to take full advantage of voice control. People will be able to effortlessly navigate through their favourite entertainment on Xbox 360 using voice or gestures with Kinect for Xbox 360.”

It does, however, add the disclaimer that voice features will vary by region, but we called and confirmed with a Microsoft rep that this update does, in actual fact, add voice control functionality to Kinect for Australia.

So, finally, it’ll be here soon. Now we can all get used to completely forgetting it exists and use our controllers instead.

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