The Microsoft Kinect voice control will not be available at launch, but will be announced later.
To yell out: “Xbox, play movie” in the living room is one of the more stylish aspects of Microsoft’s camera control Kinect, but it now seems that we’ll have to wait a while before we can actually do it. MCVUK writes that voice calls and voice controls will not be available at launch, but will be integrated later.
Speaking at Gamescom, Marketing Manager for Xbox Live EMEA, Robin Burrowes stated that the Microsoft “will be announcing when voice control will be turned on in due course”.
Microsoft Kinect will launch in Europe on November 10th.
Updated: MCV has now received a clarification from Microsoft that voice control will be ready at launch. However, it seems that support for languages other than English will be available later.