Microsoft: Kinect Will Work While Sitting – Seriously
Representatives from Microsoft confirmed to Joystiq that its new Kinect technology for Xbox 360 will work while sitting and a point of contention since Kinect was unveiled at E3 2010.
During its tech demos, Microsoft demonstrated using the motion-control interface to play games in a standing position and dancing around, fighting with lightsabers, and whatever else you might expect.
But from the outset, it appeared as if the only way to make Kinect work was to use it in a standing position, which had a lot of lazy people upset. Plus it just didn’t sound very practical. But according to Microsoft, as long as a developer designs a Kinect game to work while sitting, it should.
Scrolling through menus, watching movies, hitting the Xbox dashboard and all that stuff will work from the couch. If Microsoft knows what’s good for it, it’ll make sure Kinect works with a bag of Cheetos lying on your chest, too.