Rumor has it that Microsoft is working on new Kinect firmware that will quadruple the accuracy of the motion-sensing device. According to Eurogamer, this upgrade would make it possible to detect finger movement and hand rotation:
Microsoft is working to improve the accuracy of Xbox 360 motion-sensing add-on Kinect so that it could detect finger movement and hand rotation, Eurogamer understands.
Microsoft's Kinect team is said to be working "very hard" on a switching or compression technology that will allow a greater amount of data to pass through Kinect to the Xbox 360 console.
Kinect features are dictated by firmware so that they can be added and upgraded over time.