Soon you will be able to scream at your Xbox and it will listen to you. Windows Central just revealed the proof of Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant integration with Xbox One, which will provide an additional option on top of Microsoft’s Cortana.
The discloser comes shortly after Microsoft announced how Cortana will link up with Alexa at its Build 2018 developers conference.
Although you can already control your Xbox One with your voice using Cortana, its limited set of skills and the death of Kinect has made it an impractical option. With both digital assistants available, you no longer need Kinect accessories and a headset to complete a voice command. However, you will still need a smart speaker for that.
According to the screenshot, the upcoming Xbox One is likely to have a “Digital Assistants” section, which you need to enable, choosing the AI you want. Then you have to install the skills for that specific platform.
It’s a strong evidence of the expansion of voice control for Xbox One, but you shouldn’t start to rejoice right now. Just wait for an official announcement from Microsoft, which could be later this year, or at E3 that is just right around the corner.