NEWS - Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Microsoft to Use 3D Tech in Next Xbox? is reporting that Microsoft is trying to purchase Israeli-company 3DV Systems for $35 million which it hopes will accomplish exactly that.
What does that have to do with making up ground on Nintendo’s motion control? Well, it just so happens that 3DV Systems develops something called ZCam technology. ZCams operate similarly to Sony’s EyeToy but are said to have much greater accuracy when it comes to movement. It’s aided by 3D cameras that measure an object’s trajectory and depth. It does so by using black-and-white imaging to mark far away objects as black which will lighten as they get closer to the camera. The lens is constantly snapping images of the objects in-frame which makes it possible to track movement.

VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi demoed 3DV’s technology with flying games -- using his hands to cradle an imaginary joystick -- and a boxing game where punches were accurately gauged by 3DV’s ZCam.

Of course, there’s no telling how Microsoft will use the new camera technology or if it will even follow through with the supposed buyout. It could be used for virtual keyboards in office applications, with current Xbox 360 games as an add-on peripheral or as a staple and the main controller that powers Microsoft’s next gaming system; whatever that may be.



Site Statistics

Registered Members: 43,987
Forum Posts: 725,149
Xbox One Titles: 657
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,084
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 583
Xbox Titles: 847
Staff Reviews: 1,449
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 13,092
Screenshots: 28,876
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News

See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Games with Gold for November - Count me in
Post by TheOutcast-XBA
3 Replies, 63 Views

Xbox One Edition Limitee Borderlands The Handsome Collection
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 53 Views

Xbox One Edition Limitee et controllers
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 82 Views

GOW 4 Horde Credit and XP Earn Rate Updates
Post by Nato King
1 Replies, 83 Views

Post by Nato King
1 Replies, 73 Views

Red Dead Redemption 2 releasing Fall 2017
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 127 Views

Xbox One S Protoype Zebra
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 172 Views

Xbox One South Korea Edition Limitee Mother Pearl
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 109 Views

Xbox One Official China Edition limitee Lunar New Year Monkey 2016
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 127 Views

Xbox Play Anywhere Set up.
Post by Nato King
6 Replies, 190 Views

CONTEST! Win a copy of Worms W.M.D.!
Post by Variation-XBA
9 Replies, 367 Views

The Gears of War 4 Live Broadcast Airs Today
Post by Nato King
7 Replies, 223 Views

Post by Nato King
9 Replies, 271 Views

Spoiler: First 12mintues of Battlefield 1
Post by Nato King
9 Replies, 261 Views

Custom Xbox Addict Controller!
Post by Variation-XBA
8 Replies, 332 Views

© 2000-2016 - 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