Avatar Kinect Shots Leaked from CES 2011
Somebody got behind a velvet rope at CES 2011 in Las Vegas and snapped a couple of shots of Avatar Kinect, some kind of new Xbox 360 service Microsoft is expected to address in its keynote tomorrow.
Glimpse Dog posted the shots of the thing, and speculation from around the Intertubes suggests the new software will be part of an Xbox Live update and allow users to use Kinect and their avatars to do stuff, like chat, maybe watch Netflix Instant or ESPN together, or otherwise interact the way you can using video chat on Xbox Live now. Sounds like it’ll be something like Nintendo’s Mii Channel, although a lot more interactive.
Despite some very frank statements on various blog posts, it’s all speculation — we won’t really know what Microsoft is planning, or what Avatar Kinect can actually do, or how it’ll come to be available, until tomorrow night. But apparently you can stream the Microsoft keynote at 6:30 PST Wednesday from its Facebook page.