How Next-Gen Kinect is More Accurate Than Ever

Microsoft has made big changes to improve the accuracy and potential applications of Kinect. In a talk at GDC Next titled “The Next Generation of Kinect,” Microsoft senior program manager Ben Lower detailed a few of the new features that Microsoft’s new Kinect sensor is capable of on both Xbox One and Kinect for Windows.

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UltimateMaster1629d ago

Now, if only Microsoft actually made commercial adds to convince people it's worth the extra 100$ investment.

donman11628d ago

Its not worth the extra $100. Sony once again made the smart decision of making their cam based peripheral optional (plus it cost less.. $59).

come_bom1628d ago

I'm really not interested in Kinect nor PS Eye... but i can't believe you are even trying to compare the PS Eye with Kinect. That's like comparing a Fiat (PS Eye) against a Ferrari (Kinect).

donman11628d ago


Whatever drug you are on, put it down and get your life in order. Comparing the Kinect to a Ferrari... Really!!! Not even close.

Lwhit61628d ago

Kinect is useless to me.
It's actually the reason why I stopped gaming and sold my xbox. It treated me like a child and forced me to play in the living room. I saw where gaming was going and I didn't like it. Then a year and a half later Sony comes out with this thing called the PS4 (I don't know if you've heard of it, it's pretty cool) and I see gaming as I used to see it (and how it should be); an escape from your every day life. I want to sit by myself and talk with my buddies online. Not sit in my living room and Skype my grandma while I use my 500 dollar glorified remote to control my (soon to be extinct) cable box.

This is why I choose the PS4 and dispose the xbox. Because it almost ruined the beautiful thing, that is gaming, for me.

Shadonic1628d ago (Edited 1628d ago )

I have to agree with Come_Bom while im skeptical yet excited about the new Kinect because they haven't really brought many games that adequately used the device to its fullest in the past the PS eye on the other hand from what ive seen of its next gen uses just seems like stuff I could do with a normal webcam on any flash game that utilized one. Everyone having one (if it is indeed as accurate and playable everywhere as they advertise )would open everyone who was skepticle about it before to give it a try.

It's all going to come down to what they bring us in games though.

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SpinalRemains1381628d ago

More accurate than it used to be, but not nearly enough to warrant a forced 100 purchase.

Dehnus1628d ago

IT's like that thing raped your house, burned your water supply and plundered your mother. I know you dislike it, but you take it as if it is a persoanl attack on yourself.

Relax... you do not HAVE to buy it. IT IS NOT FORCED!

There is... hope:
Wii U :).
It is there for you and me for all ofus to enjoy. :).

GarrusVakarian1628d ago (Edited 1628d ago )

Well, it kinda is don't have to use it no, but you do have to have it included in the box. Im glad ebay exists, because that's where mine is going the second i unbox it. Is there anything the Kinect can do that you cant just do with your controller?.....And if there is, is it so much more convenient enough to justify the extra £$?

MysticStrummer1628d ago

"Relax... you do not HAVE to buy it. IT IS NOT FORCED!"

Hey that's great news. I missed the announcement of a Kinect free XB1.

As for the article, being more accurate than 360's Kinect isn't a huge feat.

badboy7761628d ago

$500 Console
$60 Xbox Live Yearly
$60 Single Video Game
$20 Play Charge Kit for Gamepad

What does that bring the total to? I'm terrible at Math.

SnakeCQC1628d ago

kinect 1.0 didnt even work and wasn't ryse supposed to be a kinect 2.0 game? i dont have faith in kinect after being suckered into buying the first one.

Dezmond1628d ago

Ryse can now be played with a controller.

SnakeCQC1628d ago

it was originally a kinect only title

C-H-E-F1628d ago

I think the reason behind the developmental change for Ryse (using controller instead of kinect 2.0) is because the Kinect isn't as good as Crytek thought. How do you go from a Kinect 2.0 game to a 90-100% anti-kinect game? There's a reason why it got dropped.

CrossingEden1628d ago

Um, evidently you didn't look up some of the extra perks that the first kinect was capable of. Like markerless motion capture.

EasilyTheBest1628d ago

My Kinect 1 worked great i had great fun with it too.

GmIsOnPt3601628d ago

It is well worth the $100 but it is hard to sell somebody something you have to experience. That is the biggest challenge that Microsoft has faced even with some of the DRM type stuff with the family sharing it's hard to To sell the idea of something that you have to experience when you're telling somebody you can no longer share a disk but look you can do at this cool digital way it's hard to sell concepts. It's easy to show flashy gameplay awesome little features etc. but selling somebody something that needs to be experienced is very difficult. I think a lot of people have seen how connect works with the new Xbox one and I'm blown away by it and more and more on this site I see positive stuff in response to that and not the concertante MS hate

skoorydook1628d ago

Thats a good breakdown, it would be easier to sell if the 1st kinect wasn't a bit of a flop.

Shadonic1628d ago

I honestly hope that they open it up to modding because the modders did wonders with the Kinect.

MatrixxGT1628d ago

Im glad its working better for those who want it.

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