A Korean developer has told IncGamers that Microsoft is definitely bringing Kinect to PC, confirming its latest online title will feature support for the device.
Thats great news, this will allow Kinect to reach everyone.
The sad part is that the hacks and mods will be much cooler than whatever official software MS plans for Kinect on PC.
And why is that sad?
how do you know that when the core games haven't even launched yet except for Fighters Uncaged. which i think is a Developer disaster just watch this http://n4g.com/news/667280/... if fighters uncaged used that software it wouldn't suck so much. Codename D steel battalion Rise of Nightmares Project Draco I believe kinect will help us get more exclusives as long as developers like grasshopper are supporting it.
None of those exclusives are proven (yet). And I question if PC gamers care. If any group hates motion controls the most it's PC gamers. I like what Kinect is capable of and it looks to do well, just a little skeptical of how it will perform on PC. But the ball is in the devs' court
Did anyone not see this coming? People complain about hacks and such, but in the end it will only bring more attention to a platform! Lots of people bought a Psp because you could mod it and have a large library of games from past consoles as well as a few games from the Psp. People bought lots of Ps1's and Ps2's because you could Mod them and play games burned games and games from other sources. People bought Xbox and Xbox 360 because you could mod them and play burned games and games from other sources. Lots of attention will go back to the PC now that hackers have a new toy to play with. Don't know for how long, but PC will get some attention from this.
I wouldnt care for it with games on pc . But i'd settle for a "fancy mouseless-mouse controller" , when plugging the pc on the plasma . Basically an easier to reach home theater , without dealing with keyboard and mouse . Problem is , plenty solution already do that cheaper .. with wiimotes , probably soon if not already move controllers , and obviously remotes of all sorts . All cheaper Back to topic anyway ... how is that even news ? The first times ms mentioned "natal" , they were straight about bringing it on pc later on . Especially pushing it thanks to video chat on their live services
@Dead_Pixel Don't let the limitations of your imagination define a device. I see plenty of ways of removing rails on movement from Kinect, why I do agree it's not an easy answer to fine a well working solution to it doesn't mean it's beyond the scope of possibly. When Kinect first launched it didn't think it would receive half the support it has from the mod community and frankly am impress regardless of it's performance in it's intended market gaming.
"Don't let the limitations of your imagination define a device." That quote is so full of win I had to bubble you up and hit the agree button!
What about the imagination of the developers? Not everyone is an MIT student/professor. If the current and future Kinect titles are any indication (future titles with gameplay videos shown) the developers are having trouble with their imagination as well.
Alpha, none of those games are proven yet in terms of game play but I think the developers are more than proven. No game is proven even almighty pS3 exclusives until the final product is released. It's going to be interesting to see how they work (Star Wars included) but as of now they have tons of potential.
@Toaster - yeah because playing motion on your 22" monitor is much better than playing on your 42" LCD/Plasma -_-
pc kinect is inevitable coz its already going that way without support so MS cant ignore the potential sales in that direction.
Looking at the all the hacks which have surfaced over the past couple of weeks, Microsoft has no reason to not bring Kinect to the PC.
So I dont need a 360 to play kinect anymore? awesome.... NOT, its not like I was gonna buy it anyway
Kinect blows, it will flop on PC.
M$ said they were bringing Kinect to PC from the start. Bill Gates himself hinted at it.
I am not sure how well it will do on a PC simply because you sit down at a PC which is the norm.
There will be different applications and games for PC. It will be less "full body" focussed. Of course nothing stops them from porting over the 360 games, but I don't think there's much of a market for this on PC.
I would love to have Kinect for my PC. Let's hope that the system requirement is not too high as I got a three years-old pc. Hope MS confirms this news! Great news!
We already knew it was coming for the PC a long time ago. When MS said it was working on releasing the drivers as part of the next XNA development package that means PC development as well as Xbox will be open to Indie developers. No more hacked drivers. The uses of the Kinect won't become apparent unless they can increase the accuracy and prevent lag. The video of XBMC on the PC are nice but the application interface needs to be redesigned thinking of Kinect usage. Developers will have to consider that when designing.
I ain't mad at that!!(maybe the mod community will come up with something for games) all in all the Mouse is the origanal motion controller!!
Good For gamers and MS
I will get it if true.
That actually seems kind of pointless if you ask me. Who wants to get up a move while they are at a computer?
mods and hacks.. this could be the best part for Kinect on the PC I dont see this being a big deal...after all most have like 23" monitors hooked up to their PC, so how are you going to play Kinect games on a small monitor with the big distance required for kinect We have a HTPC, but with owning a 360, cant see buying Kinect for the PC now..btw.. didnt buy it for our 360 either
Great idea to help get the PC crowd more mobile and active with games. This might even help the crowd that have their PC's hooked up to the 'big' TV in the living room.
So if you need 6 feet of room for body tracking, how much do you need for hand/finger tracking?
Most likely same or less space. Think about it.Can you see better when items are further away or closer?
Could that backfire on M$? The 360 is on fire right now because of kinect. I would think that if the casual crowd has a pc and can use kinect with it, why buy a 360.
Causual crowds don't have gaming rigs. I think it will be used more for general interactivity than games anyway.
Microsoft confirm this along with confirmed kinects final name.
http://www.youtube.com/watc... Describing Divine Soul, the firm writes: “the game's support of gaming pads make it resemble console games even more, and is scheduled to support Kinect, a new control system of Xbox360.” soo.. PC will have the first rpg with motion cool!!
LOL you can use Kinect on PC now
Most of us knew this a long time ago, those who didn't should have known if they've been keeping up with all the Kinect hacks with M$ saying "Kinect for Xbox 360" in their statements regarding them. If the device was only for the XBox 360 then they wouldn't have to use the "for XBox 360" tag when talking about it ;)
Atleast MS remembers the pc crowd but what will we do with it on pc.We've got very used to mouse.
So even Kinect is not an Xbox exclusive?
i dont have enough space to play Kinect on my TV let alone at my desk. lol
Even Kinect is not an xbox360 exclusive? What exclusive does that system have, then? edit oops, hesido beat me to it, lol
For Kinect to be viable for use on the PC M$ will have to tweak it a LOT. Currently, with the 360, you need to stand something like 6 feet away to use it properly, this is not going to happen with a PC that's for sure.
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