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Wednesday, 08 September 2010 10:35

Kinect technology hard to copy

Written by David Stellmack


Software just too advanced to replicate
Those companies that are thinking about the possibility of trying to replicate the technology and software that powers the Microsoft Kinect might want to think again. Word is that the software that powers the unit is too advanced, and any company attempting to clone it will have a hard time doing so.

The research and development that has gone into Kinect might be some of the best problem solving that Microsoft has ever done. Despite some negative talk about the price and such, the device itself is still amazing from both a hardware and software perspective.

While some buzz indicates other companies looking at similar technology to incorporate into upcoming projects, Microsoft seems rather confident that anyone who would attempt to reverse engineer the Kinect technology is in for an eye opener. Whispers we hear suggest that more is expected to come for the Kinect, and the technology has not even hit the tip of the iceberg on what is possible with the unit.

It is expected that both advancements in software for the device, as well as the software titles that take advantage of the device, have a long way to go; and the best might be as long as two years away before we see what the device is really able to do. The software titles that will be coming out at launch are said to be just a warm up, according to a source we spoke with who claims that some of the stuff that is in the pipeline for future release is simply mind blowing. We say that it better be in order to keep the momentum alive for Kinect and to sell enough units that will make developers want to develop software for it.

David Stellmack

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-38 #1 fudzillalololo 2010-09-08 10:41
Quote:
Word is that the software that powers the unit is too advanced, and any company attempting to clone it will have a hard time doing so.


LOL, thanks for a morning laugh, it's always fun to do so at your awful writing.

In other news, sky is blue and Fud articles su*k.
 
 
+19 #2 LuxZg 2010-09-08 11:05
I just keep wondering... will they make a Kinect for PC as well.. That would be a whole new market for them to expand, and developers would surely appreciate that as well.
 
 
+2 #3 FakeJ 2010-09-08 13:27
Given the hardware limitations of Kinect (i.e. Xbox 360, all processing done on the concsole) and the corresponding low resolution sensor and lag issues, I still think this has pretty limited application. Perhaps they are talking possibilities for the Xbox 720? Plus having to buy a new 360 to use Kinect is a total deal breaker for me.
 
 
+2 #4 yasin 2010-09-08 14:06
the tip of the iceberg?its only going to be able to do the same as a wii, albeit with better titles.however, the ps3 move is not hardware limited so much as the xbox, and its way better value for about £35 per controller, bit more and you get the eyetoy thrown in
 
 
0 #5 Regenweald 2010-09-08 15:48
I see a lot of sites extolling the virtues of the PS move, but what did they do really ? made a more accurate Wii. The kinect, to me, has huge potential. Your body is the controller. Yoga games, fun obstacle courses for overweight kids and gamers, one on one combat like tekken and Soul Calibur, FPS where you can lean, squat jump and run! Kinect will take us into the game like never before. Really the only thing missing is heavy development for the platform, the hardware is here, now they need games that aren't crappy.
 
 
+3 #6 Regenweald 2010-09-08 15:54
Quoting LuxZg:
I just keep wondering... will they make a Kinect for PC as well.. That would be a whole new market for them to expand, and developers would surely appreciate that as well.

This would make a lot of sense, they say the number crunching happens on the console, so I wonder how kinect would perform with SandyBridge or Bulldozer and say....a 6870 or 6970? :lol:
Also, with kinect a whole new paradigm in desktop interfacees could be developed, the mission link for spatial desktops....
 
 
0 #7 LuxZg 2010-09-08 21:24
Quoting Regenweald:
Quoting LuxZg:
I just keep wondering... will they make a Kinect for PC as well.. That would be a whole new market for them to expand, and developers would surely appreciate that as well.

This would make a lot of sense, they say the number crunching happens on the console, so I wonder how kinect would perform with SandyBridge or Bulldozer and say....a 6870 or 6970? :lol:
Also, with kinect a whole new paradigm in desktop interfacees could be developed, the mission link for spatial desktops....


EXACTLY! And hey - just see the "thumbs up" on my post.. people WANT THAT!
 
 
0 #8 hoohoo 2010-09-09 03:40
Microsoft has long made highly advanced software! :D
 
 
0 #9 TikiTDO 2010-09-09 06:48
You know, you make statements like that and some people might take it as a challenge.
 

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