Can Microsoft's controversial motion device help them recapture the market or will it only keep them out of the lead?
I don't think we'll see Kinect for Scorpio, but I imagine you will probably be able to plug in the existing one that came with Xbox One.
That is how I feel too. Similar to how you can use it on PC. Which I actually do use it for simple mo cap projects. Still not super accurate but it gets the job done close enough to work with.
I'd like to see it used in conjunction with Scorpio's VR games... hand-tracking could eliminate the need for Touch/Move style controllers, whilst voice commands would allow players to communicate with in-game characters - both essential steps toward making VR a more believable and immersive experience.
it isn't accurate enough or low latency enough for hand tracking, at least not in its current form. But it could be used to enhance VR games.
They are already working on hand tracking with Kinect since 2014. MS can dedicate the Kinect just for hand tracking while use inside-out tracking from HoloLens for head tracking. I suspect this might be one reasons why they bought Simplygon to reduce polygon rendering/tracking (assume they can make it real-time). https://www.microsoft.com/e...
Still believe it could work well for VR...
It better at least be able to be plugged in, since I was promised that all my X1 accessories would be compatible with the Scorpio.
Asset. video chat. Communication .games. Workouts. Dance Family fun. Possible vr accessory
I really hope not, I waited until there was a bundle without kinect before buying the xb1
It would definitely be an asset no doubt about it but Microsoft can't use it as they had distanced themselves from the fiasco that was the XB1 revealing and going back on their vision took a lot of work bringing in the Kinect on project Scorpio will make the public see them in a light as another 180 for the worse.
I have a Kinect and I still use it. But since there is no more game support, I only use it if I play the launch games or Kinect Sports Rivals every now and then. The main big feature I use is voice commands though. I don't necessarily need the camera if there is no support in games for it, but I would hope for a build in microphone to use voice commands and Cortana.
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