Microsoft Exec 'Kinect Now More Accurate than at Launch'

Microsoft's Xbox Senior Product Manager, David Dennis, durina a chat revealed that the Kinect motion gaming and entertainment device is now more accurate than ever compared to when it was first launched. This is all thanks to the software updates the device has received since launch."Yeah," he said. "I think like we showed at E3, […]

Microsoft's Xbox Senior Product Manager, David Dennis, durina a chat revealed that the Kinect motion gaming and entertainment device is now more accurate than ever compared to when it was first launched. This is all thanks to the software updates the device has received since launch.

"Yeah," he said. "I think like we showed at E3, like Kudo 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.

One of the updates is the finger tracking support that was seen earlier this month at E3 2011 with live demos of upcoming games such as Ghost Recon Future Soldier. Dennis states, " ... he was using his hand to fire in the firing range mode. I think that's the kind of thing we're going to continue to iterate on."

According to Dennis, "that's the beauty of Xbox. We've been doing that with Xbox 360, starting three or four years ago - continuing to deploy new software updates to improve the functionality, like enabling finger tracking and voice search, and also to bring new partners like Netflix on." He added, "There are already people working on things for next year and the year after inside our secret bunkers, and we'll continue to bring amazing stuff that consumers love."

Other reports indicate that Microsoft wanted to quadruple the resolution to capture finger movement.

"I think like we showed at E3, like Kudo [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," Dennis stated during an interview.

Earlier last week, diTii reported a new advertising format that utalizes the Kinect on Windows Phone. Users will be able to use voice commands or gestures to naturally engage with advertising and extend the interaction from the living room. "Simply put, NUads break down the barriers between consumers and content on the TV screen.

[Via: Eurogamers]