Cortana to have a different voice actress on handsets in the UK
This is bound to irk some fans, who have been expecting to hear the familiar voice that has graced the Halo games, as well as every Cortana preview we have been treated to so far. However, it would seem that Microsoft is much more interested in keeping its product on a highly professional level, by giving it the appropriate accent for the region, rather than keeping the ties between the game's protagonist and the personal assistant unsevered.
Still, here's hoping that sometime in the future, users would be able to pick their preferred voice pack.
1. tech2 (Posts: 2180; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Dhait aynt a gued neuss !
Well as long as its Emilia Clarke..
2. Settings (Posts: 482; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)
Put something in class, like Julie Andrews?
3. -box- (Posts: 3820; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Hopefully there will be a language choice for those who want the original.
4. gazmatic (Posts: 625; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
not a bad move but consumers want choice...
hopefully the option is there otherwise some tech reviewer woud consider it a "con"
5. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 298; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Cortana will have... Cortana will be able to... Cortana will sound like...
I hear a lot of talk about how great Cortana will be, but when are they going to stop talking about what it's going to be and actually ship the thing?
6. o7o (Posts: 59; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
Have you been living under a rock? It's already available in US! This is just UK and it's coming in a couple of weeks.