According to Kudo â€œBam, there it is!â€ Tsunoda, Kinect is capable of true 1:1 tracking – and that the system’s response time is now â€œas fast as pushing a button.â€
How did Microsoft’s Kinect team reach that conclusion? Why, Science, of course!
In a rather extensive interview with Xbox360Achievements, Tsunoda said "We’ve done tests back at the office where we have a TV, flash a light on the screen and we’ll have a controller, and have someone there hitting a button, and someone with Kinect clapping as soon as they see the light on the screen, and both things go just as fast as one another. Whether you’re using a controller or making a gesture, it doesn’t make a difference. It’s all human response time and so it’s not something we’re trying to fix with software updates or anything.â€
That has to be conclusive! It does, however, echo the sentiments of Harmonix, developers of Dance Central – one of two Kinect Launch titles, along with Kinectimals, that has my interest piqued. Earlier this month, the rhythm game gurus said â€œ"Dance Central actually is 1:1. You’re dancing, in realtime, with the character, following his or her movements as if you’re in a mirror.â€
We’ll have to wait until the thing launches to see if those claims are true – but based off of demonstrations we’ve seen Kinect is actually capable of predicting your future movements. Incredible!
Source : xbox360achievements
Last Updated: September 1, 2010