Speaking exclusively to CVG, Microsoft has stated that Kinect on PC is “a possibility”- and that Kinect could be used for non-game industries such as music and film.
Speaking at Gamescon, Microsoft’s Kudo Tsunoda (the guy that never takes off his shades) told CVG that Kinect has the potential for “widespread applications”.
He continued on by saying that Kinect even has the possibility to work with mobile phones in the future.
When CVG asked Kudo whether or not Kinect could one day be compatible with the PC, he said:
“We’re very focused on Kinect for the Xbox, and launching that. I think it’s cool though – and this is just from me – I’ve been in the video game industry for a while now, and I know that in the games industry lots of times we’ll take things from other industries and bring it into games.
“We take stuff from movies, or take technology from PCs and put it into games, and Kinect really is the first time that the video game industry is pioneering something that I really think has widespread application outside of just video games.
“So, hypothetically, if I worked at a company that didn’t only make games, but also did things with PCs and phones, I think there could probably be some possibility that the tech might get used in other places. But, at least for now, [Microsoft is] focused on Kinect for Xbox.”
Kinect will launch world wide this November-coming first to North America.
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