Microsoft's highly anticipated Xbox 360 motion gaming peripheral Kinect will not support voice recognition when it is launched in Europe on November 10.
According to EuroGamer, the voice recognition feature on Kinect will come region-locked, which means that Microsoft will have to provide a patch for activating the feature.
Talking to EuroGamer Spain, the software giant explained that though Kinect will support American English, British English, Japanese and Mexican Spanish, the voice recognition feature will not be available to European users until Spring 2011.
Apart from Europe, even Canada will get the coveted Kinect feature in Spring next year; UK and US Kinect users on the other hand, will be able to give voice commands to their Xbox 360 peripheral from day one.
The company failed to explain the reason for this, but went on the indicate why it chose to support Mexican Spanish over native Spanish saying that there are more Mexican Spanish speaking Xbox owners than console owners who speak native Spanish.
The Kinect will go on sale for £129.99 in the UK and oddly enough two of the online retailers, the Hut and Zavvi, have raised their pre-order prices over the last month.