Microsoft says “No” to Kinect Rumours

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There was a rumour floating around that Microsoft was planning to update Kinect through a firmware update. This update would let Kinect detect wrist rotations and finger movements, supposedly by simply doubling the device’s resolution output from 320×240 to 640×480. A Microsoft spokesperson has recently stated that this is not the case, and that they are happy with Kinect’s specifications as they are. (Because everyone is happy with where they are and no one ever tries to improve anything   //end sarcasm)

The Spokesperson stated, “We’re constantly working to expand and improve on experiences for Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE; however, this rumour is completely unsubstantiated. We couldn’t be more pleased with the fidelity of the technology and clearly consumers agree given we sold more than 2.5 million units around the world in the first 25 days Kinect was on the market.”

I guess our dreams of more precise movement within Kinect games will have to wait.

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  • Steven Good

    What do you think the next BIG game for Kinect will be?

    • IMHO the next big thing for kinect will be the promised XNA support. If you give a whole bunch of indie developers the tools to do what the Hackers have been doing on the PC; you are going to end up with a whole bunch of cool little indie games flooding the market. (After the initial flood of games that just mimic you come out, of course)

      • I agree with the Radical One !! The next simple thing for MS is start releasing XBLA titles. Should be interesting to see what 2011 will have in store for us all 🙂

  • Cellophane Girl

    I’m slightly afraid of what people would make with free reign. Though i guess they wouldn’t pass peer review or whatever.

    Some company already hacked the thing and its trying to make an “adult” game. 0_o

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