For those who REALLY get into their football simulations, Microsoft's Kinect -- particularly it's ability to process voice commands -- promises a much deeper experience in Madden NFL 13 than ever before. Fans can expect to be able to take advantage of more than 6,000 voice commands in the Xbox 360 version of the game, as EA Tiburon's Victor Lugo confirmed in an interview with Eurogamer.
Sure, a lot of what's inflating that number is the possibility for variations on similar commands. What promises to impress, however, is the game's ability to parse individual player names, even the ones you create yourself. It's thanks to a process the dev team calls "dynamic grammars."
"One thing we're doing, which is pretty innovative with this game, is using what we're calling dynamic grammars," Lugo said. "If you type your name in there you can just say your name. If you put all your custom audibles in you'll be able to say them. All that adds up to the ability to add any play into the game and call out the name of any player, and that's over 6,000 commands."
A lot of these commands will probably appeal more to advanced users who are well-versed in the language of professional football, but it's a neat and fitting use of the Kinect and it only promises to enhance your experience with the game. You'll be able to try it for yourself soon too; Madden NFL 13 hits stores on August 28, 2012.