Avatar Kinect was formally announced at C.E.S. ’11 in Las Vegas a few days ago as a virtual chatroom where the Kinect motion controller captures your bodies movements in real time displaying them in the virtual environment.
Industry Gamers recently caught up with a representative from the Microsoft that says the company is hard at work on experiences in games, that utilize some of the technology that may influence the games you will be playing in the near future.
“When we came up with this technology we were clear that this would be brought into other experiences. This would be used in games and this would be used in other social experiences within the platform.” “The team working on this technology is hardcore about ‘how can we bring this to more services or offerings that we have as a company?’ We have people thinking about ‘what else can we do with this?’ This is just the beginning and we have a lot of people dreaming big.”
It’s still early days for the Kinect and what it’s truly capable of. So far we haven’t seen many applications that make it great experience for gaming. Rather a controller that requires less complex inputs to use for simple games or browsing by gesture. Regardless, it’s still the talk of the gaming world with millions of the device being shipped and sold through the holiday season.