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- Microsoft Confirms That The Xbox One Will Come With An Incredibly Sensitive New Kinect
The Xbox One was just unveiled at Microsoft’s Redmond campus and, true to multiple reports that circulated before the official reveal, the new console will indeed come with a Kinect.
The rumors of a vastly improved Kinect sensor array were right on the money — this next-generation model is capable of tracking motions as minute as wrist rotations, and Microsoft’s Marc Whitten said the new Kinect would even be able to read users’ heartbeats when they’re exercising or when players shift their weight. In short, it’s a massive, massive upgrade compared to the venerable original model, which often exhibited issues with basic limb and motion tracking.
We got a brief glimpse of the new Kinect in action when Microsoft SVP Yusuf Mehdi called out commands and used minute hand gestures to manipulate content on the Xbox One. Granted, it was a carefully staged demo, but the Kinect reacted to his commands and inputs without a hint of technical hesitation — if the new Kinect works in the living room as well as it did on stage, Microsoft could be onto something huge here.
Chris Velazco 22 May, 2013
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