This is how far back you need to stand to use Kinect

GamerZines have a play on Ubi's Your Shape and come away shocked at how far back they needed to stand to use it.

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dizzleK3114d ago

my living room isn't set up length wise and thats only a few feet shorter than the width of my living room so kinect is a no go. i'm not rearranging everything to play it.

tinybigman3114d ago

In a studio apt so you know this would be next to impossible. To me natal is a waste of time and money M$ would have been better off buying a development studio

KingKiff3114d ago

Wont sell well over there...

harrisk9543114d ago

You mean you don't have 8 feet of space to stand back from your tv in a studio apt? You should think about knocking down a wall or 2 to use the gaming revolution that is sweeping the nation! /s

D4RkNIKON3114d ago

Yeah I have a 1 bedroom apartment and my furniture would be in the way. Unless I could use kinect while standing on my couch, because there's no way I am moving my entire living room into the hall way to play..

HolyOrangeCows3114d ago

I knew this would be a problem.

When I read the specs and saw "Vertical field of view: 43 degrees", I knew it would become an issue.

Dee_913114d ago

because i recall someone saying the same about eyetoy . but im able to play some eye toy games in my bedroom

HolyOrangeCows3114d ago (Edited 3114d ago )

If I did the math right, the average heighted man (67 inches) would have to stand 85.05 (7.09 feet) inches away from it, based on its 43 degree vertical FOV.

Then again, this is directed more towards women who think yoga is an alternative to exercise, and children.
For someone 5 feet tall, 76.16 inches/6.35 feet.
Not AS bad, but still a bit much for a lot of people.

Eye Toy had a 56 degree FOV. And PS Eye can switch between that and 75 degrees FOV. Eye toy wasn't as bad as Kinect in terms of distance you needed.

Narutone663113d ago (Edited 3113d ago )

be impossible to play in 80+% of Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong household.


Thanks for the math. I'm 6'8" so I guess I'm going to have to stand 10 feet away to play this laggy junk.

Yeah, f**k Kinect.

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Projekt7tuning3114d ago

I bet the taller you are the more room you need. They should have someone that's say 5'5 and someone like me that's 6'3 do a comparison and see what kind of difference there is.
I guessing that's why there focusing on casual/kids market first. I would think you would get away with less room with kids.
If my wife makes me by it, I guess I would have to move it to my living room. At least my Plasma out there is bigger than my Aquos in my bedroom.
I would still have to leave my PS3 in my room though to watch Blu-rays. Hopefully Move will work in smaller spaces with people as tall or taller than me.

SilentNegotiator3114d ago (Edited 3114d ago )

(32.5 x Sin(34))/Sin(21.5) = under 39
39 inches = 3.25 feet

You'll only need a little under 3.25 feet to use the Move, and that's assuming that the PS Eye would be using the 56 degree FOV. If it were using the 75 degree, you'd probably only need like, 2 feet.

Newtype3114d ago

Kinect won't do well in small apartments. You probably need a big house to use Kinect. That blows.

Ghoul3114d ago

so kinect is finally out of perspektiv for me.

i just dont have the space to use it

StanLee3114d ago (Edited 3114d ago )

Not all games require you to be at that distance but I suppose it's necessary to map depth of field.

Tony-A3113d ago

That is about the same distance from my TV to my 3-seat couch. Beyond that, I have no room (especially since there is a table with a centerpiece in the middle which is a pain to keep moving around).

That amount of space would literally be impossible to do for my friend's house. The space he has is just enough to throw a punch with Wii without breaking the TV.

The Meerkat3114d ago

and that seems to be if the Kinect is waist height to the player.

If Kinect was lower to the ground would the player not have to be even further back?

facelike3114d ago

Well no, the camera only has so much vertical range. Putting it on the ground would allow your feet to be captured, but surely not the head, unless you're really short.
In case anyone forgets, here are the specs.

Horizontal field of view: 57 degrees
Vertical field of view: 43 degrees
Physical tilt range: ± 27 degrees
Depth sensor range: 1.2m - 3.5m

Using these specs, you can figure out a persons heights vs how far they need to stand back. I'm sure a 6'4" person needs to stand further back than a 5'4" person for Kinect to read their whole body.

jay23114d ago

Oh dear, that's not looking too promising.

CountDracula3114d ago (Edited 3114d ago )

All I have to do is move my bed and... Hey wait a minute!

Spenok3113d ago

Lol, yea my beds a little to close myself. And my gaming is usually done in my room. Maybe one of these days ill have a gameing room. However thats just not the same atm.

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