Upcoming Xbox One game Fable Legends uses Microsoft's motion and voice control technology Kinect, but only to complement the main controller-based setup. In a new community Q&A video (below), Fable Legends executive producer Geoff Smith said, "We're looking closely at the use of voice, especially potentially with the villain mode."
The "villain mode" in Fable Legends allows players to assume the role of a Villain and take on Hero characters by issuing attack orders to your minions. As the Villain, you can even use SmartGlass on your smartphone or tablet to issue orders.
Controlling Fable Legends through Kinect or SmartGlass is entirely optional, game director David Eckelberry said.
"All of those controls will be duplicated through the controller," he said. "The controller is kind of our focus."
Also in the video, Lionhead lead designer Ted Timmins teased that some Fable Legends characters could be voiced by celebrities. "Voice acting of Hollywood caliber has always been synonymous with Fable, and I hope that we really push that with Fable Legends as well," he said.
Celebrities like John Cleese, Simon Pegg, Sir Ben Kingsley, Bernard Hill, and Michael Fassbender have all contributed to past Fable games.