Rare: Xbox One Kinect is 10x more powerful

Kinect Sports Rivals developer says new motion sensor is 10 times more powerful than Xbox 360 camera.

The Xbox One's new Kinect camera is 10 times more powerful than the existing Xbox 360 unit, according to Rare Ltd. technology development lead Nick Burton.

Speaking during San Diego Comic-Con this weekend (via Xbox Wire), Burton explained that the new camera can register fingertips from three meters away, something that is impossible for the Xbox 360's Kinect sensor to do.

Rare's latest game, Kinect Sports Rivals for the Xbox One, will leverage the new Kinect camera to provide a "new layer of precision and depth of mastery." Subtle movements like how hard players twist their wrists while revving the throttle of a jet ski will be measured in the game.

Kinect Sports Rivals will also boast a new Champions feature that can capture a player's facial structure, hair, skin color, body composition, and expression--all in the name of creating a virtual athlete in "seconds."

Unlike the Xbox 360, every $500 Xbox One comes with a Kinect camera built in. Competitor Sony will offer motion-based camera functionality with the PlayStation 4, though gamers will need to pay $60 for the PlayStation Eye.

Also during the Comic-Con panel, Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb revealed that Microsoft will announce the Xbox One's release date this summer.

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ma_hurt
ma_hurt

Don't want anything to do with the Kinect.  If they sell a version without the Kinect, then I will get one. 

But since I doubt they will do that (even in light of so many Xbox people asking for it), I will have to change consoles for the first since 2001.

jayjay444
jayjay444

I hope rare are working on a secret project instead of just kinnect stuff, maybe a new Perfect Dark game? that would be cool. 

darksiED70
darksiED70

this camera is so powerful that it can read your social security number in HD from 20 feet away.  mark my words, youtube will be flooded with videos ilegally taken by this camera.  you heard first it here folks and microsoft will pay millions of dollars. 

robertcain
robertcain

Rare is STILL making crappy Kinect games?!?!?! I though MS were being generous and letting them make what they want (Namely Killer Instinct) but no! They go right back to wasting their talents on games that a small majority of the fans want! Why did they let MS sink them to this level?

Warful
Warful

Because A powerful camera = I'll buy the Xbox One.?

supermarioooooo
supermarioooooo

look at the gamespot main page. 10 xbox news. 1 ps4 news. preorders go down. credibilty has lost. thats why m$ give statement often. "xshit great" "xbone is wonderful machine" "cmon xbots support us"  

DuaneDog
DuaneDog

The biggest thing I see going for this is combined with Microsoft letting up on Indie  developers making stuff for Kinect. For the first few years indie people were locked out of that. It was hard even to get the api.  I think the voice recognition and hand stuff could make for some creative uses once it is standard in every xbox. Let's face it.. previous version wasn't quite there to use as an interface and hand gestures were not 100%. With greater power and several years to refine I can see having the technology included really does integrate a lot more unleashed potential. Already we have seen many homegrown uses for Kinect that people have devised. With the indie thing now you can self publish plus with Kinect (even 2x would be something) built in we could see some very interesting possibilities.

Built in means every single game builder will have it at their disposal. Voice commands for selecting squads in game and learning to do the exact hand signals like perhaps a special ops force would use. The best games will still use a controller but find ways that Kinect technology can increase immersion for those that want it. Sometimes you may just want to shoot up stuff rather than a tactical game in which Kinect could really change the way you communicate and make it part of greater experience.

TVsportsCOD
TVsportsCOD

How about manhunt hd for kinect and PS eye? Just a thought.

TVsportsCOD
TVsportsCOD

The avatars in the video give all the people a generous slimming, just as well I guess, could get depressing otherwise, playing an 18 stone 'athlete' or a ten stone weakling.

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

All this means is dance games are going 10x better this new Kinect.

LilithN
LilithN

I'm totally scared by the enclosed trailer. Especially the guy at 00:49, he has an expression like a serial killer and/or child molester. Omg, I'll have nightmares. All of those ingame sportsmen look like evil maniacs...

telaros
telaros

In seconds. You're in the system. On file. For-EVER~

mrfaceman23
mrfaceman23

Weather You Like It or not The Xbox One(AND Kinect)is on its way gotta privacy issue its called 4th Amendment....if it gets two bad duct take the camera and the microphone..problem solved...comes with the territory

onig1989
onig1989

poor fanboys of sony good luck with your ps3.5 i dont see features of next gen in this console 

Luohan_18
Luohan_18

Your master has a treat for you, Rare

mathg04
mathg04

I don't care how good this thing is, I won't pay for peripherals which I don't want and never want to use!

The Kinect had not one game I concidered buying and I doubt this thing will.

bbq_R0ADK1LL
bbq_R0ADK1LL

It's not about fingertips, it's about frame rate & lag!

I hate sports games like boxing where the system can't detect a quick jab. If I can punch three times in a second & the game only detects & animates one punch then the whole point of the game is lost.

shark_tsuki
shark_tsuki

SARCASM: At least they didn't said, Xbox One Kinect is 100x more powerful with the power of CLOUD. :p

soulless4now
soulless4now

I feel bad for Rare since they're stuck making Kinect games. They should be working on a real game. 

Spid3r6
Spid3r6

MS is slowly showing cool things that you can do with the Kinect...so far nothing with PSEye except play around with stupid little robots lol...Kinect so far looks very innovative....People laugh about it..but it reminds me of the days when Apple was presenting and all screen phone for the first time...and everybody mocked them stating that you need buttons..Look all you fools now..you need a smartphone without the keyboard...Guarenteed in two years all Sony will start looking into perfecting there PSEyE Failure. 

OHGFawx
OHGFawx

Make the games 10X better than the original Kinect lineup and maybe it won't be seen as such a joke with only one use, dance games.

steelmouth
steelmouth

shut up already about Kinect and give us a real game not this Kinect crap

Sarg1010
Sarg1010

10x more powerful. Cool. Doesn't mean anyone actually wants it.

Kane04
Kane04

@darksiED70 MS won't pay a cent for hijacked cameras, its done all the time specially because today every single laptop has one.

suhinho
suhinho

@Warful well it worked for phones why not gaming console... right?

Kane04
Kane04

@onig1989 I'd think twice before calling PS4 fans "poor fanboys", Sony didn't had to change pretty much EVERY policy regarding the PS4 unlike MS.

Specially before the DRM 180, no one was even daring to say they supported the system, they've only started getting some support after matching Sonys policies, think about that for a minute.

Kane04
Kane04

@shark_tsuki oh the cloud, how many fanboys will be disappointed when they realize it doesn't even come close to what they say it will do.

Kane04
Kane04

@Spid3r6 The original EyeToy on the PS2 still plays just like this Kinect
http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x363/48273/1834526_s.gif


Yes the tech is more advanced, does it make a difference? No
You wave your arms and legs in front of the camera to make stuff happen, the only difference is the kinect always did A LOT of guess work to give the impression it was something clever, remember joy ride?

At the end of the day its just a gimmick that people will get tired sooner rather than later, hell people that watch the  Xbox One conference on their 360 with the Kinect on kept getting the video pause, how much can you take of that before you trow the thing out of the window?

arqe
arqe

@Spid3r6 Agree. Same thing will happen with Digital Games. Not in 2 years maybe but will eventually happen.

Deathsmiles76
Deathsmiles76

And Sony hid the truth during e3 I have more respect for ms than Sony right now considering Sony stated that there games would support used game sales and hid the fact that there third party games can be locked and not support used game sales and this just in a few days ago Sony didn't bother stating there system is using 3.5g of memory for there os

zintarr
zintarr

@Kane04 @onig1989 The real shock will be a year from now when MS changes the TOS and makes the X1 back to how it was originally and tells the public #DealWithIt

z167977
z167977

@arqe @Spid3r6 not really you fool there would be lots of problems with that.....download errors and hackers trying harder to get credit card info...think about it

stayfrosty240
stayfrosty240

@JoonKimDMD @Spid3r6 The new Kinect will have a built in microphone allowing you to not only turn the xb one on, but also allowing you talk on xbox live with some headset on.

supermarioooooo
supermarioooooo

@JoonKimDMD @Spid3r6 im hardcore gamer. and these camera systems means nothing to me. imagine that you are playing dark souls with your whole body. "dance well if not nito gonna kill you"

Spid3r6
Spid3r6

@JoonKimDMD Well Joon first of if you have ever looked at Scifi movies you will see that most of the technologies we invision for the future would be smart and that future you would be able to talk to devices and give in instructions and it would follow...We also wanted to be able to communicate through a big screens, where we could see each other.. We also wanted this device to be able to recognize us with out the press of a button...We finally have device that is way of ahead of anything else in the market.  Guaranteed that every company including GOOGLE,Apple and Sony (if sony can afford it)  will be looking into developing a device of this stature....Well done XBOX ONE!

arqe
arqe

@JoonKimDMD @Spid3r6 So using phone without keyboard is the COOLEST thing in the world , all the people wants ...

Kane04
Kane04

@Spid3r6 @z167977 @arqe I guess people at Steam are LOLing at this so they don't have to cry over GTAV.

Lets see, at least 6 months for a PC that will be what? The same assets, you'll have better frame rate and draw distance but the assets will be the same, I.E. mesh detail and skin resolution.

Then another 6~12 months for any decent mods to start to appear and the really good ones wont come till maybe after 2 years of the PC port.

Yikes, they really better laugh at anything they can to spend the time...

arqe
arqe

@z167977 That happened only on PSN so you cant judge other services. Blame Sony for their retarded kindergarden security where they give your information on "Silver Plate" as "Plain Text" like notepad.

Spid3r6
Spid3r6

@z167977 @arqe @Spid3r6 this is the PSN we are talking about..this Microsoft. LOL The people at Steam are laughing at your right now.

arqe
arqe

@mathg04 @Spid3r6 @JoonKimDMD Becouse its called "controller" you dont have to se every single movement with it.Those people will fail o use Kinect whatever happens.

And Developers need to use Kinect as Macro device. Where you can bind "Gestures" , "movements" etc.

Then we will see the full useage of Kinect.Its up to developers.

mathg04
mathg04

@Spid3r6 @JoonKimDMD So if the idea is so good, why has the Kinect faild on everybody but the casual gamers? 

Do you realy think the "new" kinect does  anything else than the old kinect but "10 times better"?

10 times 0 is still 0...