Given that the original Kinect Sensor from Microsoft is basically a party-piece, or alternatively a much needed prop to be able to dance, hop, jump and skip for the child-like games that require it; so how can lip reading and emotional state affect games of the future… one wonders…
Quoted by EuroGamer:
“…The current Kinect is hamstrung by having to pass data to the Xbox 360 through ageing USB technology – an issue discussed by Eurogamer last year…
Kinect 2, however, can feed the next Xbox more information, and thus a higher resolution CCD [charge-coupled device].
It can be cabled straight through on any number of technologies that just take phenomenally high res data straight to the main processor and straight to the main RAM and ask, what do you want to do with it?..”
It is also rumoured that Microsoft plan to unveil the Xbox 360 successor in the coming months… when/should that happen – we’ll keep you posted.