Speech technology solutions and interface provider Fonix Speech has announced that it has joined Sony Computer Entertainment's Tools & Middleware program for PlayStation 3 development, giving developers working on PlayStation 3 projects access to Fonix’s VoiceIn Game Edition.
Fonix VoiceIn allows game developers to add voice recognition to video games without needing to develop specific speech technology expertise. Fonix VoiceIn is available in multiple languages, including English and UK English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian and Korean.
In addition to the PlayStation 3, Fonix’s cross platform tools are also available for the Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, and PC. The company also recently joined
Epic Games’ Integrated Partners Program for Unreal Engine 3, allowing its VoiceIn technology to be integrated within the popular game development platform.
“Fonix is pleased to once again participate in SCEI’s Tools & Middleware Program,” said Fonix Games vice president Tim K. Hong. “Now PS3 title developers can add Fonix’s award-winning voice recognition to their games.”
He added: “Fonix VoiceIn allows developers to implement voice commands into game play, resulting in a more realistic, exciting experience for players. VoiceIn is designed specifically with minimal memory and processing requirements and is available in multiple languages.”