Halo’s Cortana to voice Microsoft’s Bing search by April – rumour

Friday, 17 January 2014 05:02 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Microsoft’s answer to Siri, a Bing-powered voice search starring Halo’s Cortana, is just a few months away according to whisperers.

MSFTNerd, a blog of Microsoft leaks, reports an app called Cortana will arrive on Lumia phones in April, initially as a beta for developers only.

According to the site, the search app will be voiced by Jen Taylor, the actor who plays Cortana in Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo: Reach, Halo 4 and Halo: Forward Unto Dawn.

MSFTNerd further reports Cortana will be added to the Bing app for iPhone in the US market in northern autumn, before coming to Windows and Xbox One in 2015 as part of Threshold.

Other English-speaking territories will have to wait for later in 2015 and 2016.

This is at least the third mention of the app. ZDNet reported on Cortana as early as September last year, and brought it up again as an established fact when discussing Threshold.

Thanks, GameInformer.