Time to Kinect with your video games

So Microsoft has created a controller-free gaming and entertainment experience for the Xbox 360 console platform called Kinect. Originally labeled Project Natal, the device is a webcam style add-on peripheral that enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to touch a game controller through a natural user interface using gestures, spoken commands, or presented objects and images.



Obviously this is Microsoft's answer to the Wii and PlayStation Move motion control systems. Ole Kjeldsen, Director of Platform and developers at Microsoft Denmark, gave a great presentation on Kinect at the NEXT 2010 event a couple weeks back.

The potential for the type of games and applications that can be made from this device have very interesting possibilities. One such game Milo, is highlighted in the video below.



So even though Kinect is scheduled to launch worldwide starting with North America in November of this year, I got the chance to play with it during the NEXT 2010 event.



Truly a device with games more fun to play with friends.



With an SDK for developers, I look forward to integrating Kinect with certain applications I have in the pipeline. I will have more to blog about covering this device, games, and applications in the near future. Thanks Microsoft, Ole, and crew for the chance to Kinect now.

Comments

lifeisjoy said…
Do you know how to get Kinect SDK?

Thanks,
Kam
Metaverse One said…
Hey Kam,
Let me get back to you on that. Thanks for reading!

Damon
Metaverse One said…
A good detailed write up on Kinect. http://www.gamesradar.com/f/kinect-an-in-depth-look-at-how-it-works/a-20100819143229334005

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