Ever since Aldin published The Wizard’s Waltz Six years ago, the studio constantly used the title to push the latest virtual reality (VR) technology with its latest update to Waltz of the Wizard: Natural Magic the largest to date. To continue this trend, Aldin today has started teasing what is next for the magical experience, in-depth voice integration.
That Waltz of the Wizard: Natural Magic the update, which came back this summer, added a basic spell that you could cast with your voice by holding your hands up to your mouth. At the sound of it, it will get a major upgrade, so: “people will soon be able to talk to characters and cast magic using their voice,” the study explains. It should again make the gaming experience even more immersive, imagine attacking enemies with a simple shout.
Aldin adds this new feature thanks to Meta’s latest voice command enhancements in the v34 software update. Meta’s new voice commands allow users to pause and play media on Oculus TV, show or hide Move statistics, or open the Settings tabs. “With in-depth voice integration, the update adds to the unique character of Waltz of the Wizards by offering the largest collection of natural interfaces for a believable experience of reality that combines hand tracking, gesture and voice,” the study adds.
However, Waltz of the Wizard: Natural Magic is a multiplatform title, so like the hand tracking functionality, the use of your voice is likely to be exclusive to Oculus Quest. Additionally, although it will be a free update, it will not be available to everyone. Meta’s voice commands are only available in the US with English set as the default language.
There’s still a lot Aldin has not released regarding this new voice integration, what type of spells it will offer, there will be different ways to cast using your voice; usually speaks or shouts with different effects for example. And most importantly, how platform dependent it will be.
Waltz of the Wizard: Natural Magic is currently available for Oculus Quest and PC VR headsets. The update was not rolled out to the PlayStation VR version, which is still listed as Waltz of the Wizard: Extended EditionThis is because Aldin stopped the development in 2020 due to the lack of VR product updates from Sony.
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