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11 Jul 2019

How to set up voice controls for console games

Reckon it’s possible to play games like Call of Duty on a console with one joystick? Yep, with the addition of voice controls, it just could be. Just ask Paul. And setting up voice control for many other games on consoles is possible too.

Your support is helping us investigate a range of alternative access methods to gaming, and we’ve really excited to announce this series of how-to videos on our GameAccess Blog that dig deep into making voice-controlled gaming happen. The videos include a step-by-step guide for setting up the necessary equipment and software from scratch, how to import different voice profiles for different games, and even (this is the best bit) a here’s-one-we-made-earlier script for you to take some of the legwork out of it.

The videos cover voice control for the PS4, but it'll also work for the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

Equipment-wise you’ll need your console, a Windows PC, a Titan Two adapter, three micro-USB cables and a headset with a mic. You’ll also need to download the software GAVPI.

It’s worth saying at this stage that for many games you’ll also need to have control of at least one joystick in addition to any voice commands you set up (Paul uses a chin joystick, for example), and that there might be a short delay in your commands translating into gaming actions.

Let's dive in.

 

How to set up voice controls for a console

Covers the basics - what you need and how to create voice controls from scratch. Spoiler alert: it's not plug and play, so grab a cup of coffee and at least ten minutes.

Screenshot of setup video

 

How to import voice control profiles

Bringing in GAVPI and their matching GtunerIV profiles.

Screenshot of import video

 

A SpecialEffect voice control script

Francis here at SpecialEffect has put created a voice control script that aims to replicate using a PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch controller. Here's a run-down of some of the features in the script while playing God of War, Forza Horizon 4 and Super Mario Odyssey.

Screenshot of script video

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