GamingNew Xbox Rumoured to Require Always on Kinect

New Xbox Rumoured to Require Always on Kinect


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Microsoft’s next Xbox is rumoured to require Kinect at all times.
According to a Kotaku source known as SuperDaE, who  claims to have access to a development kit of Microsoft’s next console, Kinect will no longer be an optional accessory with the new system.
The new Kinect sensor will be included with every console, and will need to be  plugged in and calibrated in order for the console to run.

Kinect on Durango, the console’s codename, will be able to track up to six individuals at  once. The skeletons tracked with the new Kinect will be more sophisticated than  the current sensor, with the ability to sense individual finger movements and possibly even facial expressions.

The technology may be related to a  patent filed by Microsoft last year for parental  controls and limiting the number of viewers for content based on Kinect tracking  data.

The new Xbox has reportedly entered beta, with a shipment of brand new prototype kits having made their way to developers.

Alleged Xbox 720 patent filings suggest Microsoft’s next console will feature  two CPUs, one for gaming and another for multimedia applications.

The  filings support some of the details discovered within a set of alleged leaked Xbox 720 documents from 2010.

The 56-page set was removed from the web following an intervention by Microsoft’s legal team.

It claimed that the Xbox 720 will launch during the 2013 holiday season and feature Kinect 2.0, 3D technology and the long-rumoured Xbox TV.


Chris Hare
Chris Hare
A True Tech Geek at Heart, I Started my life of being a Tech Geek at the age of 5 with the BBC Micro. Went on through most of Nintendo stuff and now a Xbox and PlayStation fan. I also leaked the information about the leaked Hotmail passwords story from October 2009 that went World Wide. I Started writing tech articles at the beginning of 2011, most of my articles are about Android phones and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and other gaming news. When Chris has free time its with the family.

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