How much living room space will you need for the new Kinect to function?
While the Xbox 360′s Kinect was a nice peripheral that could play a few good games with friends and family, it looks like the Xbox One’s Kinect is here to stay. But what if you don’t have the space to actually used the console properly? Well, Microsoft has decided to let you know the exact specs and spece requirements that will be needed for the new little privacy violator.
The new Kinect will need to be approximately 4 ft. 7 in. (or 1.4 m) from the target to detect a single player. For two players, you will need to be about 6 ft. (or 1.8m) away from sensor. Playing area may be different from game to game, application or where you actually place your sensor. This is a vast improvement over the previous Kinect which needed 6-8ft (2-2.5m) to actually detect just one player. The new Kinect contains a wide-angle lens which sorts out this previous problem but again, that’s still a large area to have for gaming in the living room.
Microsoft announced the pricing for their new console yesterday and it seems it will still be a fairly strong console with a few exclusives and a $500 dollar price tag (for the US). The console has already been criticised for being an online-only console, but Xbox CEO, Don Mattrick already has a solution for those who are unhappy with this fact: