Good news for Xbox gamers… Microsoft’s Kinect is now more accurate in it’s motion-sensing.The improvements are being delivered to hungry gamers via software updates to their Kinect hardware- this has allowed Microsoft to keep the current Kinect sensor without making hardware upgrades to it. .
Xbox senior product manager David Dennis commented on accuracy
“I think like we showed at E3, like Kudo [Tsunoda, creative director for Kinect] showed with Kinect Fun Labs–a lot of that tech is the advancements we’ve made in the accuracy, the tracking…being able to show finger tracking in the Sparkles demo he did,” The games have not disappointed, technically speaking. Recent Kinect titles are bringing more immersive experiences than earlier ones.One of these is the first person shooter Ghost Recon:Future Soldier, allowing gamers to use their hand gestures to fire weapons.
Still no Kinect hardware upgrades have been discussed by Microsoft, but to small dissatisfaction since Kinect users are impressed overall by the sensor from Redmond.Among it’s features is instant whole- body and part-body tracking, voice recognition, high-resolution motion sensor.To leave you with a little Kinect teaser, Kinect Senior Program Manager said Redmond is “working on things for next year and the year after.”