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.