NEWS - Thursday, September 9, 2010

Kinect’s Object Scanning Coming Post-Launch

There’s been a lot of will-it-or-won’t-it lately when it comes to what features Kinect will have at launch, but another ability we can add to the "wait a little while" list is the object-scanning shown off when Kinect (then known as Project Natal) was first revealed at E3 2009.
As you can see in the debut video below, Microsoft originally showed how Kinect could scan a real-world object if held in front of it, and then digitize it as an in-game object you can interact with (in the example shown in the video, a kid digitizes his skateboard to use it in-game). But speaking to Eurogamer, Kinect lead Kudo Tsunoda said it’s a feature that’ll be coming later on. "Being able to digitize real-world objects and take them into the virtual world -- we saw a little bit of that at E3 last year, but it’s not stuff that we have in any of the launch games right now, and I think we’re going to see a lot more games start using that as well as we go forward," Tsunoda said.

It’s unclear whether that means developers simply didn’t want to use the feature in any launch games, or whether they couldn’t as Microsoft just hasn’t worked out all the kinks in it yet. Either way, the end result is the same -- you won’t be digitizing your stuff with Kinect until some time in the future.



Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,599
Forum Posts: 725,800
Xbox One Titles: 1,252
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,705
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,434
Screenshots: 31,248
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News

See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox One X Black Panther
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 153 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada May 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
3 Replies, 254 Views

Is anything happening in XBox One land?
Post by DJ tx
7 Replies, 502 Views

Xbox One S Jojeux Anniversaire
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 320 Views

Xbox One X Steelbook
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 363 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada April 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
4 Replies, 636 Views

Xbox One X World of tanks
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 810 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - March 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
7 Replies, 1004 Views

Any info on Biomutant release?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 908 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - February Playdates Schedule
Post by Kiesey
8 Replies, 1185 Views

Xbox Prototype Communicator
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1451 Views

Xbox One S Dragon Ball Fighterz
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 962 Views

Xbox One S Theme Hockey
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 836 Views

New Fable is coming!
Post by Shadow20002
2 Replies, 1134 Views

RPG Recommendation?
Post by DJ tx
8 Replies, 1210 Views

© 2000-2018 - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics