No doubt, “motion control” has become one of the hottest trends in video gaming today — and if E3 is any indication, it’s about to get a whole lot bigger.
But unlike systems for the Wii and PS3, Microsoft’s latest weapon in the multibillion console war does away with the controller altogether.
Due out November 4, Kinect (pronounced “connect”) is a bar-shaped Xbox 360 peripheral that monitors your movements in front of a television, including body language and facial recognition, via the device’s built-in cameras and 3D depth sensors. Audio is captured by a multi-array microphone. In other words, you are the controller.