Microsoft’s much anticipated motion sensing technology code named Project Natal has been officially given a name “Kinect” during E3 2010 on its World Premier. Kinect motion sensing technology will let you play fun games without any controller required, actually you are the controller.
Kinect is supported for every Xbox 360, including the just released Xbox 360 Slim. Microsoft is expected to release Kinect on November 4 to the mass market in North America, and as far as pricing is concerned, it will be around $100 to $150.
Microsoft hasn’t talked specifically about its features but has revealed the first few launch titles, some of which are being developed by Microsoft itself, and some by third party developers.
Kinect For Xbox 360 Launch Titles
- Dance Central
- Kinect Sports
- Kinect Joy Ride
- Your Shape:Fitness Evolved
- Kinect Adventures
- Zumba Fitness
- Sonic Free Riders
Kinect if you don’t know, is a motion control system, that is placed between users, their Xbox 360, and TV. It can detect users motion in 3D by 3D depth sensors, and also can acknowledge users speech my multi array microphone.
That way it can react to what a user does with any part of its body and to their spoken commands. As a result, users can easily activate Kinect by waving their hands, stop, pause, play, movie playback just by voice commands.
Kinect also features an RGB camera, with motorized tilt in its base. These two elements allow you to do video chat using Kinect, and the camera follows your movement within small space so that the chat can be continued without interruptions even when one party moves a bit.