Kinect to support seated playBy Johan Keyter 15 July 2010 | Categories: news
We have some good news for all you lazy gamers out there, according to joystiq, Microsoft has stated that users will be able to use its Kinect device while seated.
A Microsoft representative told joystiq that, “Kinect can be used while sitting when an experience is developed with sitting in mind.”
Thus far most of the Kinect games we’ve seen previewed featured the player standing upright and moving along with whatever the game entails (petting a tiger, kicking a zombie, whatever).
We have seen a glimpse of a sitting experience in possible racing games developed for Kinect, with users sitting and manipulating an imaginary steering wheel.
Microsoft pointed out that they were developing “experiences where we expect people to be sitting.”
Using the Xbox 360 Dashboard to select and play movies and using services such as Zune and other Video Kinect apps will see users in a seated position.
Microsoft concluded with a juicy detail saying that its showing at E3 was “only the tip of the iceberg”, and that we can expect a lot more from Kinect mentioning dancing, running, dodging, bending and kicking as movements users will be asked to perform in a range of games.
It is however good to know that lazy gamers will still be able to enjoy the motion-based peripheral when it launches at the end of the year.
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