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New Xbox to introduce Siri-style voice recognition?

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Microsoft will introduce Siri-style voice recognition to the new Xbox, a report has claimed.

Next-generation Xbox users will have the ability to power on the console using voice commands, ask the device questions and use speech-to-text services to write messages, according to the Verge.

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The Kinect sensor, meanwhile, will reportedly detect individuals in a room and recommend appropriate multiplayer games.

Users will also be able to resume videos where they left off by using voice commands and ask the device what games friends are playing.

The latest report comes after Edge suggested that the next-generation Xbox will require a constant internet connection to function and block the use of second-hand games.

The new Xbox reportedly entered beta earlier this year, with a shipment of brand new prototype kits having made their way to developers.

Alleged Xbox 720 patent filings suggest Microsoft's next console will feature an improved Kinect device and two CPUs, one for gaming and another for multimedia applications.

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The filings support some of the details discovered within a set of alleged leaked Xbox 720 documents from 2010.

The 56-page set was removed from the web following an intervention by Microsoft's legal team.

It claimed that the Xbox 720 will launch during the 2013 holiday season and feature Kinect 2.0, 3D technology and the long-rumoured Xbox TV.

The new Xbox will reportedly launch alongside Project Gotham Racing 5, which is said to be in development at Liverpool studio Lucid Games.

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