In aspiration for better accessibility, Microsoft is now adding a new speech-to-text function to its Xbox Party Chat.
Earlier before the features only available for in-game chats, but with the update from Microsoft it plans to extend the transcription feature to cover regular Party Chat conversations as well.
In Addition, the update will enable the converting of spoken words to a written text which will then be displayed in an adjustable, overlaid text box on top of your gameplay.
Meanwhile, there’ll also be an additional text-to-speech fusion which will read out the text you type and enter through a synthetic voice to the rest of your party members.
The company says that these new features are aimed to helping all its users with disability, such as hearing and deaf ones or whoever wishes not to speak in Party Chat.
We strive to make Xbox the most inclusive gaming platform on the planet, and a key part of this journey is introducing more accessible experiences for our players. We already offer game transcription for converting in-game player speech to text and reading chat text that you type to other players aloud, we knew there were opportunities to improve– Microsoft
Users already on the Xbox platform, Party Chat’s new speech-to-text function is now live, and you can access the options through your settings menu.