Xbox One Kinect tracks the controller in Dead Rising 3

With Kinect as standard with every Xbox One console, developers are making use of the functionality in their games including tracking the controller itself.

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rela82me1411d ago

That was actually a good read, brings up great seller for the kinect in hard-core games.

christocolus1411d ago

yeah it really is....lionhead is actually rumored to be working on a game that uses a lot of ideas from the kate and milo tech im keeping my fingers crossed...

JokesOnYou1411d ago

"What’s interesting here is that unlike the Sixaxis sensors in the actual PS3 controller, the Kinect was actually tracking the position and movement of the Xbox controller. It has been widely reported that Kinect is able to determine who is holding the controller at any given time, but seeing it in this simple application within a game made the idea appear to be a lot more complex than merely tracking a fairly static object in one’s lap. The Kinect tracking the fast shaking movements of the actual controller instead is interesting indeed."

-This is only the beginning folks.

christocolus1411d ago

brother its only the beginning indeed....greatness awaits ..scratch that...kinect is freaking great.

andrewsqual1411d ago

Even when plugged out like 95%+ of launch users will be doing?

rela82me1411d ago

I doubt 95% or even 5 percent will unplug their Kinect. Sure some may not like it, but there is no reason not to utilize the functionality it provides. Sure some dont want to play kinect only games, but there is no downside to the functionality it brings to navigation and voice commands. Definitely if it's included in the box.

Jeedai Infidel1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

I think the only ones that will unplug the Kinect are the ones that say they are "forced" to buy it, lol. Which translates to PS4 fans that aren't really buying the XB1 ;)

tethered1411d ago

@ Jeedai Infidel -

Not true. I didn't have a problem with MS including it with the system at a higher price. I will gladly pay more for a quality product. (like I did with the PS3) What I had a problem with was, for a long time, I thought you couldn't unplug it. My issue was that I don't want to open up my living room or my family to be listened in on or peeked in on without my knowledge. (go ahead and call me a tin foil hat wearer. lol) Now that I know that most games will work while it is unplugged, I have no issues with the XBOXONE. I will pick one up in the future. MS gave the power back to the gamer to control what we do in our living rooms. For that I give them credit.

fattyuk1411d ago

"There’s a lot of potential ideas from having Kinect track more than one item on the player and means that the early ideas of perhaps having sword or gun peripherals which undoubtedly provide more realistic feedback than just swiping air, could become a possibility with some games on Xbox One"

Yep just what gamers want, plastic "peripherals".

was hoping they were being fazed out with the wii! Sony tried with the move sharpshooter, whilst it was ok it wasn't anything anybody really wanted or would use.

Jeedai Infidel1411d ago

It would be cool if you can use your own peripheral, like say a toy lightsaber for Star Wars games, if you choose to, or not. I can picture myself knocking sh*t over all around my place like George Michael Bluth.

Whitey2k1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

All kinect is that its another ps camera both can be able to do the same thing

True_Samurai1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

But is it as precise as the kinect 2.0 is the PS camera just a catch up kinect 1?

Never mind I just notice you wasted a bubble is everything the PS eye does that kinect 1 had already done

thehitman1411d ago

I feel a lot of ppl are ignorant to PS Eye just because Sony doesnt advertise it as much. The PS Eye is VERY accurate and when Sony coupled it with the Move technology its very precise as well. Sony put the Move technology in the DS4. The playroom does exactly what the Kinect does but its way cheaper. Kinect 1 was catching up to the Eyetoy and not hte other way around. I think they only difference between the two is that Kinect can display in higher resolution which for a camera that is good but not make or break deal and the software that comes with Kinect which hasnt shown to be all that great.

Kinect is a over glorified 149.99 camera and the the PS4 camera is a reasonable priced 59.99 peripheral.

karl1411d ago

lol.. there is no way kinect can track the controller with the precision that the ps eye can couple with the lightbar on the controller...

kinect is just another MS poor thought out device

Bigpappy1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

wow 'thehitman', you are making some bold claims. Not even Sony has made such bold statements.

In fact, you guys were how Sony is so quick to react to what the competition is trying to do. Well, here is the perfect time for them to show that their cam can do ALL Kinect can. I think PS4 releases on Friday 11/15. Better get moving fast.

Have any of you ever stopped to think of how Kinect with know who actually has the controller? I would try and give a hint: Why do you think the guide button is white rather than green?

AutoCad1411d ago

ps move is trash, i returned that pos as soon as i played socom 4.waste of my money.

wicked1411d ago


the xbox controller has IR leds in it, that the Kinect uses to help track the controller, so the same tech as ps eye uses.

kneon1411d ago


Does the XB1 controller also have accelerometers in it? In the Move and DS4 that data is used along with the camera to refine the position accuracy and deal with those times when the controller is momentarily obscured from the camera.

thehitman1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

lol big pappy I have a ps eye for ps3 I know what it is perfectly capabale of. Now do I use it no, but doesnt change the fact it can do 95% of what Kinect can do. Once again people gobbling up to MS marketing its very comical. Sony been researching motion technology before MS even thought about Kinect.

Like 10 years ago before the first eyetoy was made I was at the Jacob Javits Center in manhattan, NY for the gaming electronics convention and Sony had this motion detector that they advertised w/ tekken and when you kick you could kick and punch etc and you would fight standing up. It looked like a huge camera stand. Motion technology is ancient, Kinect is not special and anyone who thinks so well just keep letting MS fool you.

strickers1410d ago

The PS Move are far more accurate than any Kinect. You guys just suck up whatever you hear. Try thinking or maybe some research .

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JasonKCK1411d ago

Some people here should do some actual research on what Kinect is and how it works before commenting.

kenmid1411d ago (Edited 1411d ago )

@Whitey 2K except for kinect having a ir blaster, 1080p rgb camera, deep feel of view, can track your finger, can tract all your bones in your body, can track your heartbeat. These can camera or not the same.

kenmid1411d ago

What are yal disagree with, I'm stating facts.

True_Samurai1411d ago

Lol I did too you see I got a bunch of stealth disagrees

mcstorm1411d ago

People seem to forget the pseye also need the perfect lighting condition and dose not work in the dark in tracking people it only tracks the light on the co trolleys in the dark. Kinect can track in more or less any lighting condition.

Yes the Kinect is an evolution of the eye toy but it is better tech then the Pseye and the biggest difference Microsoft are pushing its tech and Sony are not.

kneon1411d ago

Move detects the controllers in any light, bright or dark since they emit their own light. I expect it may not work so well outside on a bright sunny day, though I would expect Kinect to also have issues under such conditions.

mcstorm1411d ago

I know it works with move in the dark I said that but the eye toy can't track people etc in the dark it needs light that is what I was saying.

Whitey2k1411d ago

Lets see

Xbone camera
1080p full body tracking
Track controller
hand gestures
Voice control
Stalks you!

Ps camera
720p tracks controllers
hand gentures
Voice control
Able to scan objects n bring it to life
Fone to camera like shown on playroom

kenmid1411d ago

So you when you said it stalks me are you saying when I go to the store the camera going to be in the parking looking at me? SMH....

LoTuZ1411d ago

No but it does follow you around. Lol

Clunkyd1411d ago

nah only when youre jacking off in your room

Jeedai Infidel1411d ago

LOL Clunkyd, they are going to need therapy after watching my depraved rituals.

Belking1411d ago

Kinect tech totally kills the eye. No question about that. It's a true 3d sensing cam. I'm still waiting for Sony to show why anyone would be interested in it. Feature for feature it kills Sony cam and that's why you will never see them make any comparisons. Not only that but xb1 is built with kinect in mind and Sony is basically just having a mee too response, but they know kinect is pretty awesome tech. They will do their own voice thing but it will not be as well executed and most likely limited.

SirBradders1411d ago

I agree that the kinect 2 is a bit ahead of the eye but common man sonys eye has been around since ps2 10+ years ago so of course they are gonna keep evolving it if people keep buying it. The only difference is MS are trying to really push people to buy it and my thinking is this kinect games are way cheaper to produce i mean millions cheaper so if you slash the price slightly they are still gonna make a huge profit. Why else would they force it on every console aside from trying to differentiate themselves because they know sony make alot of IP and have always catered for core gaming first.

alexg5871411d ago

Im a hardcore gamer and im getting a console that best caters to that...kinect is for casual gamers its fun for like a day then gets old really fast i dont car how advance ppl say it is.. why else would the the xbone exclusive RYSE shift from this " awsome" kinect game to a standard controller based game lol..shows how advance that tech is smh

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