Xbox One Voice Commands Are Region Locked


Albert Penello has confirmed on NeoGAF that voice commands are region locked on consoles. Those who were hoping to import a console from another region may want to rethink that if they want to use voice commands in a specific language. If someone from another region imports a North American Xbox One and isn’t fluent in English will be missing out on the voice commands feature.


The Xbox One is releasing on November 22 for 13 regions and many other markets in 2014. If voice commands aren’t that important to players in the other regions of the world not getting the console this Friday and don’t want to wait, then importing a console might be for you. For those who want to tinker about with the voice commands might want to think twice about it.