Microsoft's in-house geisha man Major Nelson has published some sample recordings of Xbox One's voice chat output, revealing that the console's chit-chat sounds markedly better than on Xbox 360. You'll be able to enjoy hearing strangers calling you a ***** **** in more clarity than ever.
Examples of Xbox One's voice chat can be found over on the Xbox Wire official news source, where the inclusion of Skype’s audio codec and the console's "dedicated audio processing" are singled out as reasons why voices sound much clearer and sharper on the new machine.
Meanwhile, Microsoft's much talked about Kinect voice command control system will only launch in five countries. A note on a Microsoft support site has been discovered, claiming that the "Xbox do this" voice recognition tool will only be operational in the US, UK, Canada, France and Germany at launch. [Xbox Wire, Techradar]