During the Xbox One unveiling recently, Microsoft gave us a few little snippets regarding the new Kinect sensor for Xbox One which it calls on the official media images an “Xbox Sensor” (so have they dropped the Kinect name permanently we wonder?). The Xbox Sensor will boast a full 1080p HD camera which is a massive improvement to the current VGA camera on the Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor, 30 FPS, Time of Flight technology and 1:1 tracking over a wider view to enable little or no lagging without needing so much available space!
The only ONE drawback is that should the new Xbox Sensor break, get trampled on, accidentally smashed or thrown in a rage – the Xbox One console will not function without it! UK marketing director for Xbox, Harvey Eagle confirmed the console cannot function without the motion tracking device at a London based event.
Kinect does require to be connected to Xbox One in all cases, yes,” he said. When asked if Xbox One will accommodate people who perhaps play in their bedroom rather than their living room, Eagle responded: “Yes, absolutely. We use the living room almost as a moniker – that’s where we assume the best screen is in the house.
This requirement should mean that every single Xbox One user will be hooked up to Skype, will be able to participate in all games that are cam enabled, be tempted to buy any Kinect 2.0 games, hopefully it can send picture messages unlike the Xbox 360 Kinect – and my one and only all time dream would be that it recognised under-age gamers and blocked them from Call of Duty!