Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition supports voice commands on PS4

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When we got our first details for the upcoming Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for PS4 and Xbox One, one of the Xbox’s special features listed were voice commands. This lead us to believe that voice commands would be exclusive to the Xbox One for this game, but now that doesn’t appear to be the case.

In a community Q&A on their website, Crystal Dynamics Executive Producer Scot Amos, answered a bevy of questions that have been racking the minds of Tomb Raider lovers. Among those questions were the differences between the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game. To our surprise, we learned that both versions will feature voice command support.

To use the feature on the PS4, you only need to have a microphone plugged into the DualShock 4. Alternatively, you could use your PlayStation Camera, if you so choose.

A follow-up question, asking about how voice commands will be utilized, revealed that they can be used for the following: navigating certain menus and upgrade screens, and switching weapons and ammo types as well as “other shortcuts.”

When asked about the game’s resolution on both consoles, Amos clarified that it will be 1080p across the board. However, the game’s frame rate can’t be talked about quite yet as they’re still “optimizing the game.”

After becoming conditioned last generation to believe that voice commands were only going to be supported with Kinect, it’s refreshing to see that Crystal Dynamics is putting in the work needed to get the feature working across both consoles.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will be available on PS4 and Xbox One on January 28, 2014.

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  • greengecko007

    This isn’t one of those games where voice command wouldn’t help at all, aside from being a new feature.

    Tomb Raider’s menus are inherently simple and easy to use. Switching weapons is easy and requires only pushing one of four buttons on the dpad, depending on which weapon you want.

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    • SwayzeGhost

      I’m confused.

      “Tomb Raider’s menus are inherently simple and easy to use. Switching weapons is easy and requires only pushing one of four buttons on the dpad, depending on which weapon you want.”

      This leads me to believe that voice commands won’t be useful.

      “This isn’t one of those games where voice command wouldn’t help at all, aside from being a new feature.”

      This leads me to believe that voice commands will be useful.

      My head a’splode!

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      • greengecko007

        isn’t should be is*

        fixed.

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        • SwayzeGhost

          I retract my previous comment

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  • Gamer Mania

    “Lara, show your tits!”

    Now that would be a command I’d be doing a lot ;)

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    • http://its-yuma-tsukumo.tumblr.com/ Yuma Tsukumo

      You may get redirected to PornHub

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      • Steven McDowell

        This article being very near that PornHub one does lead to that suggestion…

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    • Unholy_Beauty

      Ooooor, you demand her to show her tits and it commands “you” to gtfo. :P

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      • Gamer Mania

        Oooooor, you can take a joke you feminist pleb. :p

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        • Unholy_Beauty

          Removing that stick out of your ass, and taking a joke is good way to start too. Because you know…..you could totally tell I have jokes too. :P

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  • Yohan KillSwitch

    Waist of time this is.

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  • Pukar Rana

    Liked the game on the PC. Will pick up the PS4 ver once the price drops.

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