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Microsoft Signs 'Fonix Speech' For X360

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 8:06 a.m. PDT

Fonix Speech announced an agreement to continue to deliver Fonix voice command technology to the Xbox 360. Fonix Speech is an integrated communications carrier providing telecommunications services and value-added speech technologies

"Microsoft is pleased to continue its relationship with Fonix for Xbox 360," said Brian Schmidt, program manager, Audio and Voice Technologies, Microsoft. "By incorporating Fonix's speech recognition technology into our Xbox 360 development kit, game developers can give players a fun and natural way of interacting with their games."

"Working with Microsoft enables Fonix to offer market-leading voice command solutions for next-generation products and to offer new interface possibilities for game developers and players," said Tim K. Hong, VP, Fonix Games. "Fonix looks forward to contributing to a new generation of videogames as developers use Xbox 360 to showcase greater possibilities for voice recognition in games."

Xbox games currently shipping with Fonix voice command technology include Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow, Tom Clancy Rainbow Six: Lockdown, and Tom Clancy Ghost Recon 2, all published by Ubisoft; Delta Force-Black Hawk Down, published by Novalogic; and SWAT: Global Strike Team, published by Vivendi Universal Games.

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