Dragon Age: Inquisition For Xbox Likely To Use Voice Commands

The XBox versions of Dragon Age: Inquisition will most likely allow a player to use the Kinect for voice commands in game.

“We’re expecting that Xbox 360 and Xbox One editions will ship with a Kinect-enabled voice command feature, just like Mass Effect 3 did,” Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw stated in an interview in the Official XBox Magazine.

In Mass Effect 3 a large assortment of basic commands were available to you such as “Bypass” to initiate a bypass on a keypad or call out a squad member such as “Garrus” to select them. Laidlaw didn’t get into details about what commands could be used and how complex they may be. Something else that went unmentioned is how or if they plan on using motion recognition through the Kinect.

Also present at the interview was producer Cameron Lee who hinted at plans for SmartGlass support. “It needs to make sense, of course,” Lee pointed out. “But we want Inquisition to be an experience you can take with you everywhere – to work, the commute home, the living room, bed.” It will certainly be interesting to see how that plan unfolds.

Dragon Age: Inquisition has already been delayed a year, but as of now expect it to launch this Fall on the XBox One, XBox 360, Playstation 3, Playstation 4 and PC.

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4 Comments on Dragon Age: Inquisition For Xbox Likely To Use Voice Commands


On April 11, 2014 at 2:49 pm

This has been available for the computer for many years now but I still don’t see them doing it for the pc. What’s up Bioware? Playing favorites again.


On April 12, 2014 at 1:42 am

Meh. This game has lost all interest from me as soon as the game went from strategic to a freaking A-RPG. Like there aren’t enough ARPGs out there already. It just looks odd. Also, I do no want a voiced character. If they are allowing to make your own character, then why not imagine your own voice. Heaven forbid we add a bit of Role playing in a ing Role playing game. Its fine when witcher or Mass effect does it because you are not making your own character. You are playing the role of a particular guy (Shepard or Geralt).


On April 13, 2014 at 4:35 pm

This will be the failure that finally puts Bioware under. A shame someone can’t just take them out behind the barn right now and put them out of our misery.


On April 14, 2014 at 12:29 am

Superficial technical advancements (if you can even call this an advancement) while rapidly regressing from a storytelling standpoint. Same old Bioware.