Today, Microsoft announced a new test feature for Halo Wars 2 for Xbox One and Windows 10. Game Chat Transcription offers speech-to-text and text-to-speech capabilities. The first mode takes all voice chat and converts it into text, while the latter lets PC players without a mic talk in the voice channel.
The feature is entirely optional, if you'd rather not have Microsoft technology try to convert your angry screeds into text. Players can turn on Game Chat Transcription in the game's settings, under the "Ease of Access" section. If you're using text-to-speech, you can also choose the voice that other players will hear.
Microsoft is promising to bring the feature to other games, following the rollout of the pilot program on Halo Wars 2.
"Game Chat Transcription will initially be available in Halo Wars 2, with the goal of adding support for more games in the future. We think you will enjoy using this cool new feature, so be sure to try it out!" said Microsoft.
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