Xbox One's Kinect Will Be Able To Model Games' Characters Based on Your Looks

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.

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nick3091741d ago

I dont like this kind of gimmicks.

Abriael1741d ago

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.

3-4-51741d ago

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.

BluEx6101741d ago (Edited 1741d ago )

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

JokesOnYou1741d ago (Edited 1741d ago )

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.

BallsEye1740d ago

I want new rumored free to play Fable MMO on XO to use this and my buds would make an acapella in the middle of the town :o

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31740d ago

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.

Outside_ofthe_Box1740d ago

This will be great for sports games.

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UnwanteDreamz1741d ago (Edited 1741d ago )

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.

B1663r1741d ago

You never played Kinectamals did you?

AngelicIceDiamond1741d ago (Edited 1741d ago )

@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.

CoLD FiRE1741d ago

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.

Reverent1741d ago (Edited 1741d ago )

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.

HammadTheBeast1741d ago

Why are you so affected by disagrees?

Thatguy-3101741d ago

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.

MasterCornholio1741d ago

I remember how amazed I was when I say Milo.

But when Kinect came out BAM there it is happened.

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abzdine1740d ago (Edited 1740d ago )

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.

GameCents1741d ago

I have a great self and body image, so I don't mind looking at myself in a game. So I like this gimmick.

NegativeCreepWA1741d ago

Same here, I think that's why a lot of people are intimidated by Kinect.

SignifiedSix911741d ago

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.

SpideySpeakz1741d ago

Gimmicky fresh out the toilet.

StoutBEER1741d ago

Id think youd love this

BallsEye1740d ago

How is this a gimmick? It's pretty awesome!

Thomper1740d ago


Well, don't use it then, or buy a ps4 instead... Simples

Nobody cares

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Colzer011741d ago

Finally I can make myself an Avatar

maddfoxx1741d ago

You can do this on the 3DS

Colzer011741d ago

Of course! I just have to import my Xbox Avatar gamertag to 3DS

Abriael1741d ago

Lol no you can't. It doesn't turn your face in a fully mapped 3D model.

maddfoxx1741d ago

@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.

M-M1741d ago

Interesting. Imagine putting yourself in a game like GTA lol.

iamnsuperman1741d ago

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

Fireseed1741d ago

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.

GameCents1741d ago

It's on a MS console so of course you can't see it working well.

NegativeCreepWA1741d ago (Edited 1741d ago )

lol, Fox news would be all over that.

maddfoxx1741d ago

Now that's a great idea. This would be awesome for games like Mass Effect and other RPGs.

GameCents1741d ago

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

majiebeast1741d ago

Penis characters are gonna reach a whole new lvl.

Abriael1741d ago

It's called TTP :D

"Time To Penis" = 1 minute, three seconds.

MasterCornholio1741d ago

Noooooooooooo the horror the horror.

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Sitdown1741d ago

Except for the fact that Kinect is able to tell your heads apart......unless you are telling us something.

JessiePinkmanYo1741d ago

Lol, bubble up for that one!

StoutBEER1741d ago

Hahaha slow pan up to finally see the Chiefs face... penis.

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NegativeCreepWA1741d ago (Edited 1741d ago )

This was a fun feature in Rainbow Six Vegas, it was hilarious watching your guys mouth move when you talked also.