Kinect has improved since launch, says Microsoft executive

By Brenna Hillier, Thursday, 30 June 2011 00:10 GMT

Xbox senior product manager David Dennis has said a series of carefully planned updates continues to add value to both Kinect and Xbox 360.

Microsoft is committed to keep adding features to Xbox 360 and accessories through software updates, the Microsoft executive told Eurogamer.

“That’s the beauty of Xbox. We’ve been doing that with Xbox 360, starting three or four years ago – continuing to deploy new software updates to improve the functionality, like enabling finger tracking and voice search [on Kinect], and also to bring new partners like Netflix on,” he said.

“These [updates] are very deliberate and planned and programmed. There are already people working on things for next year and the year after inside our secret bunkers, and we’ll continue to bring amazing stuff that consumers love.”

In particular, Kinect is now better than ever.

“I think like we showed at E3, like Kudo showed with Kinect Fun Labs – a lot of that tech is the advancements we’ve made in the accuracy, the tracking… being able to show finger tracking in the sparkles demo he did,” Dennis commented.

“You saw too with Ubisoft’s gunsmith demo [for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier] he was using his hand to fire in the firing range mode. I think that’s the kind of thing we’re going to continue to iterate on.”

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