Xbox One Kinect Can Unlock Achievements For Smiling & Playing With Your Eyes Closed, Says Ubisoft

Dealspwn writes: "Xbox One's Kinect sensor is capable of an extraordinary level of fidelity and resolution, down to recognising facial expressions. Theodor Diea, international product manager for Just Dance 2014, explained to us that Ubisoft have actually experimented with a range of ways to take advantage of this enhanced accuracy - including some bizarre achievement rewards."

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FuzzyPixels1653d ago

"What crazy Kinect-powered achievements would you like to see on the Xbox One? Keep it clean..."

The mind boggles at the possibilities o_0

Blues Cowboy1653d ago

"Throw an Xbone to Riley - 20G"

Eonjay1653d ago Show
G20WLY1653d ago (Edited 1653d ago )

^Eonjay, it's hardly ground-breaking stuff anyway.

Even the Vita game, Frobisher Says, has all this tech - and it's FREE lol! There's a part where you have to smile at the 'pretty ladies' and frown when they're not there and the game marks you accordingly.

Another one asks you to look away from the screen at certain points and if you don't, you're penalised.

Another has you make characters dance, controlled entirely by the player blinking their eyes. The list goes on...

But, sadly, no doubt this will be passed off as AMAZING new, never-before-seen 'Kinect 2 only' tech. smh

Blues Cowboy1653d ago

@Eonjay: That achievement is worth 1080G.

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JoGam1653d ago (Edited 1653d ago )

Honestly....those would be gimicky cheap achievements. Think about it....getting a achievement for having ur eyes closed. So instead of my eyes closing I squint them. Kinect won't know the difference. Lame achievement.

This is what I don't want to see happen to games I play. Give proper achievements / Trophies. The gamer should feel a sense of accomplishments when they complete one.

mightyhokie1653d ago

agreed. they would be. sort of like that Simpsons game (great game btw) that gave you an achievement for pressing 'play'. 5 gamer points. then again, they were being smartasses making a statement about gaming. i doubt we will see see many achievements like this. maybe at first a few will do it but yeah its really cheap. i think its more of a 'see what we can do with the kinect!?' kind of thing.
i wouldn't mind a 'Monty Python Achievement' for farting in someone's general direction.

starscream4201653d ago

I think the xbox one is going to surprise people when we see how useful it's going to be. I can't be leave some people don't want it due to privacy issues. I know this statement will stir the hornets nest so to speak.....the same people that is afraid big brother is going to spy on us probably has cell phones computer's insane. I'm pretty sure no one wants to see people watch tv and play games......When a year passes by I think the xbox will be well on its way to living room domination.

FuzzyPixels1653d ago (Edited 1653d ago )

It's not really insane, there's always the possibility that networked technology will always be used for nefarious purposes. But technology also offers us things that are cool and super convenient.

You weigh it all up. If we ran from every little thing that governments COULD co-opt for possible clandestine surveillance, then we'd all live off the grid and we'd never go online or use bank cards or have mobile phones.

It'll be important to some people, more important than Dead Rising 3, Forza V, Crimson Dragon, and Ryse.

Not for me, though. There we agree. The government can already hack into everything I own if they REALLY want. Kinect's not going to make that any easier really.

And I NEED Dead Rising 3 in my life. And Zoo Tycoon. And Crimson Dragon. And Project Spark. And, yes, even Ryse.

arexw1653d ago

if kinect 2.0 was on ps4, no one would say anything about it. in fact, they would embrace it, like they embrace that ToS that PS4 has about Sony spying on the PSN users.

Its truly magical to see the low intelligence animals get worked up so hard over a console they'd never buy. I get a lot of entertainment just by reading some xbox-positive articles' comments section

GarrusVakarian1653d ago (Edited 1653d ago )

I can honestly tell you, hand on heart, that i wouldn't care if the Kinect 2.0 was included with PS4. When i buy my X1 next year im leaving it in the box. I don't care for either next gen cameras.

Is it so incomprehensible to you that some people just don't care for motion controls? A game and a controller is ALL im interested in.

But nah, i guess if you don't like Kinect you are just a "low intelligence animal", right?

Saints941653d ago (Edited 1653d ago )

Kinect is technically on the PS4. The PSeye looks to do a lot of the same things that kinect can do but you don't see Sony acting like it's a big thing.

Looked a little into your comment history, hypocrisy at its finiest. Have fun getting worked over.

rainslacker1653d ago

The PS Move is on the PS4 and it's not really being embraced. The PS Camera is on the PS4, and while I think a lot of people are getting it due to pre-launch hype, it's not being embraced on a large scale.

By what metric are you measuring how Sony fans would embrace this technology should it be on the PS4? All evidence points to the opposite.

NeoTribe1653d ago

Sorry but privacy concerns are not x1s main problem, just one of the many things mest up with it. Inferior hardware is my breaking point. No 1080p, no deal.

Chris5581653d ago

achievement unlocked pull out your snake

Blues Cowboy1653d ago


Possible MGS V achievement then?

H4mst41653d ago

would be embarassing if the achievement notification doesnt pop up :D

Schizoid1653d ago

Dude that cracked me up! Bubs for funny.

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