WSJ: Xbox 360 to get 3D camera for motion sensing

Posted on Wednesday, May 13 2009 @ 20:08 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Wall Street Journal confirms earlier rumors that Microsoft is working on full body motion sensing for the Xbox 360 console, the paper wrote today that the software giant is working on a 3D camera that will capture when players move their hands, legs or head. The technology may partly be based on the work of 3DV Systems, an Israeli startup that was recently acquired by Microsoft.
The camera represents another effort by the games industry to reach out to consumers with more intuitive playing methods than traditional game controllers, with their array of joysticks and buttons.

Microsoft's camera uses 3-D technology, which gives players more accurate control over games than earlier game cameras did, the people said.

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