The Xbox One's voice command software will not be available at launch in New Zealand.

In a statement, Microsoft said, "At launch, voice in Austria, Ireland and New Zealand will not be available on Xbox One but we are working to deliver this feature as soon as possible via a software update."

No explicit reason for the delay was identified, however, voice command functionality for the original Kinect for Xbox 360 was also delayed in New Zealand due to "the complexity of solving for languages and accents."

In August, Mircosoft delayed the launch of Xbox One in eight European countries for several reasons, including voice and language options.