Let the Dualshock 3 be your buzzer this Thursday when Jeopardy comes to the PlayStation Network. The base game includes online play and 2,500+ questions with more expansion packages scheduled in 2009. The good news is you don’t have to worry about spelling errors resulting in an incorrect response, but all of the questions are multiple choice with four possible answers. Let the random guessing begin!
It wasn’t always going to be this way. Sony Online Entertainment thought about implementing voice recognition software for Jeopardy. They found the right middleware, but mandatory voice recognition would require all players to have a Bluetooth headset. This would have been a great feature as long as Sony passed on the code they used for Lifeline / Operator’s Side. That didn’t turn out too well. “Maybe in the next version…” says Shalom Mann, Senior Vice President at Sony Online Entertainment.
While I would like to see how voice recognition on the PS3 would work, “the next version” won’t be coming any time soon. Sony Online Entertainment is busy working on Wheel of Fortune for PSN.
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