And by that, the face of Rare, a subsidiary of Microsoft Studios, doesn’t actually talk about the next generation Kinect 2 hardware but instead focusing on the software where it is being continually improved.
Scott Henson and Nick Burton of Rare has been discussing on the possibilities of what they could achieve with the software development on giving the motion sensors a full run of it’s money. “The great with Kinect is it’s all software,” said Nick Burton at the Develop Conference 2011 in UK.
“Yeah, there’s a sensor bar there, but everything is dealt with in software, which means we can continue to push it.” he added.
The people at Rare were really making the most out of the voice control in their next installment of the previous Kinect Title, now called Kinect Sports: Season 2, with for example a virtual caddy in golf game allows you to switch your club of your choice by “voicing it out” to the game. Kinect Sports: Season 2 will understand over 300 phrases just for the caddy section of the golf game alone – the previous top number of phrases recognized in a Kinect game was 30 in last year’s Kinectimals title.
When one of the audience in the conference asked Scott Henson whether – with all the news reports that pointing to the next gen Xbox 720 release – when will Microsoft launch “Kinect 2″. Henson surprisingly replied: “Kinect 2 is already here” backing the claims of improvement they revealed earlier on their game.