Battlefield 4: Kinect Support for Leaning and Voice Commands Revealed

Battlefield 4 on the Xbox One will feature support for the new Kinect; enabling the device to track head movements of the player and recognize voice commands.

The news was revealed at a recent Xbox One showcase where EA demonstrated Kinect’s head-tracking capabilities in Battlefield 4. Instead of strafing to get a peek around corners, players playing on the Xbox One can use their head-movements to usher their character to lean and peek.

Leaning is a pretty important aspect in any good online shooting game. Safeguarding most of their body behind a wall, players can lean to see what awaits them around corners. The feature was missing from previous titles like Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3. This time though DICE is bringing it back and on the Xbox One, it’s returning in style.

Unlike leaning, voice commands have been there in previous Battlefield iterations. In the fourth installment, players will be able to shout out commands to call for a medic, to request ammo, to cancel requests for ammo, to let their team know they need a ride and for thanking people who have helped them.

Battlefield 4 launched earlier this week on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The game will release for the PlayStation 4 on November 12 and Xbox One on November 19.