The Kinect has come a long way since it launched, with added abilities like scanned objects and seated play. However, Microsoft’s head of Kinect development Kudo Tsunoda is looking forward to making detection even more precise and seeing what independent developers can do with it.
“We’re also looking at how we can make people more like actors within a narrative. I think the work done in Mass Effect 3 has been awesome,” said Tsunoda. “We want to get to the stage where not only can Kinect detect what you’re saying but also tone of voice and body stance, and work that into the narrative. There are some really compelling experiences to be gained from that.”
“It’s been great to see how people are using Kinect in ways that we would never have thought of. I’m continually surprised by the stuff we see from Kinect’s development community on a daily basis,” he added. “That’s what I’m most excited about: how much room there is to invent new things with Kinect.”