Kinect is smarter than your average webcam. First, it has excellent sight thanks to its secret trick: spotlighting the room with invisible infrared light. The camera sees you wonderfully thanks to this infrared. And, coupled with some advanced software that will run on the 360, it can track 48 points of your body in realtime for up to two players simultaneously.
Kinect is equipped with a microphone so you can talk to the 360. Also, it doesn’tjust see you in IR; it can also film you in full RGB color, recognizing your face to automatically sign you in. And its tilt? Fully motorized to track you!
When Kinect is equipped, you’ll use a separate menu system than you’ve known on the 360. It’s simpler, ditching tabs for simpler iconography. To load Netflix, you can wave to hit the Netflix button, or you just say “Netflix.” Pause by telling it to pause or reaching in the air to grab a virtual pause button.
Whether your friends are on Xbox Live or Windows Live Messenger, you can video chat with them. But you can also do some other neat stuff, like watch a video together. And as mentioned above, it can track you in realtime thanks to motion sensing and the motorized tilt.
Is coming this 4 th of November for an undisclosed price…. and 15 launch titles.