During the “The Future of Xbox” panel at San Diego Comic Con Rare’s Director of New Technology Nick Burton had something quite interesting to share about the new Kinect that will come bundled with every Xbox One.
I dont like this kind of gimmicks.
They surely can't hurt, as long as it doesn't give developers an excuse not to spend resources in creating well designed default characters.
exactly. It becomes a problem when this becomes "standard" or "the norm" and instead of including it that make it the only option. Somebody will be " That Guy" or " That Studio" and will ruin it for others.
My PS Eye did this also. And I'm assuming the new PS Camera will do this also. I'm glad we got the option in buying this extra peripheral if we want to use said features. Sorry Kinect supporters, I just wish the peripheral was optional... I'm a stingy gamer lol. Could you imagine shooting all these ugly people on CoD? LOL
It's not mandatory its there for any dev to use, and I'm not sure how closely it will represent your face but I can't understand why any gamer wouldn't welcome the option.
I want new rumored free to play Fable MMO on XO to use this :o...me and my buds would make an acapella in the middle of the town :o
Bluex610, devs probably wouldn't even waste their time doing it for the PS4 because, as you so much pointed out with grand adore, the PSeye doesn't come with every PS4.
This will be great for sports games.
I'm reminded of all the smoke and mirrors associated with kinect originally. Milo? Okay not alot but they showed some things besides Milo that never were fully realised. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
You never played Kinectamals did you?
@Nick Are you serious? That's sounds cool as hell. Imagine a game where its starring you? Or a playing a AAA game where you can map your face on say A Cod character, BF character, DeadRising Character. Fully customizable Halo helmets or possibly customizing your full bodied Gear in games? Or mapping your friends faces on enemies on Project Spark? (lol) This is some seriously cool new stuff here the possibilities could be endless here. EDIT: @Disagrees Did I hurt anybodies feeling here? Or is just fanboys doing there usual drivebys? Either way the news is out there and it sounds cool, don't like well that's just to damn bad.
I don't get why you're getting all these disagrees! People should think about games that allow you to create your own character. Imagine playing Mass Effect with a character that looks 99% like you. I played the Mass Effect trilogy using a female character because of the voice and the fact that it's almost impossible to make a male character that looks anything like me. Now if Kinect can make it possible to recreate yourself ingame that would be amazing. Don't be short-sighted! Imagine in the future when Kinect is able to learn your voice and it uses it to replace the game dialog with your own voice. Sure, that's not gonna happen anytime soon but we'll get there....eventually.
That's great for people who want their characters to look like themselves... But it had better be 100% optional. I don't like creating a character to look like myself. Oddly enough, I actually prefer to play as female characters in video games. Can't very well do that if a camera is building my character for me based on my looks.
Why are you so affected by disagrees?
Technology isn't there yet. Especially for a 500$ price tag. It will probably do it but it won't be what people expect. I will honestly believe them once I see it when it hits retail. Kinect was no where near as revolutionary as it showed when it was known as natal.
Dude why bother?
I remember how amazed I was when I say Milo. But when Kinect came out BAM there it is happened. Motorola RAZR i
it's stinking Xbox fanboys over here! i dont see what's the problem with what you say since so many disagree! Kinect isn't a revolution, it's in fact a very limited technology and device. Kinect 2 can do all this? then they need to prove it instead of saying empty words.
I have a great self and body image, so I don't mind looking at myself in a game. So I like this gimmick.
Same here, I think that's why a lot of people are intimidated by Kinect.
Pretty sure this is more for RPG's like skyrim and whatnot. You know, games where people try to make their characters to look like them. yeah, this would make it a lot easier.
Gimmicky fresh out the toilet.
Id think youd love this
How is this a gimmick? It's pretty awesome!
@nick309 Well, don't use it then, or buy a ps4 instead... Simples Nobody cares
Finally I can make myself an Avatar
You can do this on the 3DS
Of course! I just have to import my Xbox Avatar gamertag to 3DS
Lol no you can't. It doesn't turn your face in a fully mapped 3D model.
@Abriael: Actually it does, and I remember doing the same thing in Tony Hawk's Underground with the EyeToy on the PS2. @Colzer01: Good luck.
Interesting. Imagine putting yourself in a game like GTA lol.
Cool but for some reason I can't see this actually working well. There is a reason why making a game character takes a long time. Each face is different from the next. I can see a lot of weird looking game characters if this is implemented
Not really. Technology has come a long way and if you were to take measurements of a persons as accurately as the Kinect can it would be fairly easy. If it can evaluate your skin tones to detect your heart rate it could easily map the protrusions of parts of your face such as you zygomatic, or maxilla structure and adjust them accordingly in game. And with it's depth sensors it could also generate a fairly good normal map. I've seen cameras with depth sensors specifically made for generating high quality bump and normal maps before so it isn't to far fetched to say it can handle that.
It's on a MS console so of course you can't see it working well.
lol, Fox news would be all over that.
Now that's a great idea. This would be awesome for games like Mass Effect and other RPGs.
Read my mind. I already tried and failed to make myself Commander Shepard so this excites me very much. We are gonna start seeing the benefits of having Kinect in the box very more and more as the weeks go by. Developers will more LIKELY want to implement Kinect features into their games seeing as every single X1 owner will have one. This of course upsets SOME of those who won't buy an X1
Penis characters are gonna reach a whole new lvl.
It's called TTP :D "Time To Penis" = 1 minute, three seconds.
Noooooooooooo the horror the horror. Motorola RAZR i
Except for the fact that Kinect is able to tell your heads apart......unless you are telling us something.
Lol, bubble up for that one!
Hahaha slow pan up to finally see the Chiefs face... penis.
This was a fun feature in Rainbow Six Vegas, it was hilarious watching your guys mouth move when you talked also.
If this is actually implemented it would be really cool however at this point, I'm skeptical and will wait until it's done.
Sensible skepticism, nothing wrong with that brother. I'm cautiously optimistic myself.
Yes very sensible.
Kinect Sports Rivals supposedly does this, although the game hasn't been shown yet. Gamescom I guess..
I like the new attituede MS have with Kinect. No more "the controller is you" crap but fresh and intelligent ideas to enhance your gaming experience that do't require flapping your arms all over the place or whatever.
i did that with pseye on ps2 with tony hawk
Could your ps2 do 3d mapping, see layers of your skin,body mass?
The EyeToy is 10 years old, Kinect is a more advanced version of it, nothing more.
Yeah, and my Lumia 920 is nothing more than an advanced Nokia 3310
@orangepwers Of course the kinect more advance after 10 yrs, he made seem that the PS eye was already doing this stuff like 3d mapping, texture etc. as the original article was talking about.
It's not the same thing.
It is just more advanced.
Great now my games can look a ugly as me
Nobody disagreed... sad.
You didn't disagree either.... LOL
I didn't disagree either, lol
Awesome, I like it, but I still think the Kinect should be optional though.
Same here, my problem with Kinect isn't that it's there, but that it's shoved down our throat.
Was a controller shoved down your throat as well or just you just accept it without a fight? What if they release a controller with only 2 face buttons? You sound like the type of person who'll start complaining when cars drive themselves because you still want your hand on the wheel.
@Babyleg: the controller is an indispensible element to gaming. Without it you can't play a game. Kinect is not an indispensible element to gaming, as the console comes with a controller. Sorry to burst a bubble, but your comparison is entirely unfitting. Come back when you got a better one, will you? :D
A keyboard is not an indispensable part of gaming. You could as well use a keyboard and mouse which is faster and more accurate than a control pad but yet we are not complaining that it is being shoved down our throat.
@Izzy So they can possibly screw the core fanbase again? No it needs to be in there. Kinect won't be optional. I rather have it now than forced down my throat later. Along with Kinect only software, Kinect only ads, Kinect only E3's. You know, kind a how its been with the 360 for the past couple of years/E3s. MS pushed hard to feed that Kinect fanbase and completely forgetting the core. That was horrible. Why separate the fanbase while everyone can opt to it now? How many casual Kinect titles are there for X1? like 2 or 3 causal games. So far Kinect only software seems only being developed the casual, while hardcore devs are utilizing for core mechanics. Deadrising, BF, COD, Whitcher. No way, I rather pay for Kinect now than later.
This would be awesome for games like Mass Effect. I hate picking up the latest RPG, and then spend the first chunk of time editing the players appearance. And you know, you have to (if you want a good custom appearance) cause your only option is to do it at the beginning, because then you're stuck with looking at the appearance for the rest of your play through. I've found this exact situation I described too much, and thus I often go with the default appearance.
Nice feature, but still not a reason to make the kinect mandatory.
People still complain that the Kinect is mandatory. There's a reason it's mandatory. Devs wouldn't take the time to implement features like this if they knew most of the console base didn't have the camera. Now all they have to do is look at X1 sales, know that every person has the camera and implement these features knowing that it won't be a total waste of time. Keep the camera mandatory, cause the features are only going to get better as the gen goes on.
This is a faulty argument. All those features are just minor enhancements that can be implemented without requiring Kinect. Just like Sony now requires to implement certain cross-play features with the Vita without requiring everyone to buy a Vita. I recently bought Skyrim for Xbox, and it has some very cool features for people who like Kinect, like shouts and voice inventory management. And this is the way it should be - optional gameplay enhancements. I was very impressed with Microsoft's E3 and was glad they remove all the anti-consumer restrictions, and this mandatory Kinect is the only thing that keeps me from pre-ordering an Xbox in addition to my PS4. I'm sure there is a way to please both Kinect fans and those who don't want this camera in their living room.