Posted on May 13, 2009,

Cover Blown on Xbox 360 Camera?


Word is out that Microsoft is developing a camera  to bring motion sensitive controls to the Xbox 360. The camera uses 3D technology for more accurate control than previous cameras. Unlike the Wii, the camera would allow hands free control using gestures of the hands, legs, and head.

Supposedly the official announcement may come as early as E3. Of course Microsoft has declined to confirm or deny these rumors. You can read the full article in the Wall Street Journal.

Developing motion sensitive controls  is a natural step towards cashing in on the growing market of casual gamers. I don’t think that anyone can deny that graphics on the 360 are superior by far to the Wii. It’s been my experience that many flashy Wii titles eventually sit on the shelf collecting dust as casual gamers learn to appreciate more complex games; kind of like trading in twinkies for steak. Hopefully in the end Microsoft can do its part to convert the casual gamers of the world.

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2 Comments on Cover Blown on Xbox 360 Camera?


On May 14, 2009 at 11:04 am

Why does Microsoft feel the need to copy Nintendo’s idea? Seriously you have your own niche, you’re kicking Sony’s ass, which was your whole goal this generation…..why go after Nintendo? Why be the bad guy….or the tool? Go Marlins!!!!

Shawn Sines

On May 14, 2009 at 2:09 pm

I believe I said exactly the same thing on GameOn! this week.. I don’t get the “motion control” trend..