Microsoft just announced the release date of its XBOX 360 camera.
Microsoft’s director of programming for Xbox Live, has announced that the Xbox Live Vision camera will be available both in Europe and in America on September 19th.
The camera will allow gamers to control the action on screen using physical gestures. Examples of games which might use the technology, as suggested by GestureTek, include poker titles, snowboarding and volleyball games, music games which allow players to try out virtual instruments, and titles where the player must physically dodge bullets or martial arts attacks.
The same technology was available in Sony’s EyeToy which was released on July 2003.
“Gesture recognition and control is a logical evolution in gaming,” said GestureTek CEO Bill Leconby.
“Our technology has been thrilling and entertaining users in public and private installations around the world since well before the movie Minority Report popularised the concept of gesture control. This offering opens doors to unlimited applications in the gaming experience.”
No price was given until now.