Monday, 6 September 2010

Rare Speak Out On Kinect Distance Claims

Following claims that users will need to be at least 6 feet away from their screen in order to use Kinect properly, Rare's senior engineer, Nick Burton has said such claims have been exaggerated and those with a smaller lounge will be able to play just fine:
“The camera configures itself, basically, when you set it up. Now, obviously, if you’ve only got that much space [makes a small space between his hands] between your TV there’s just not enough space for you to physically fit in the frame of the camera so you need to stand back a little bit."

“But it’s not like, ‘Hey, look at me over here,’ and you’re in a massive living room. We live in England.”
The claims spawned from a listing on Amazon which stated you'd need to be at least 6 foot away to play:
What will you need to play Kinect?
You'll need any Xbox 360 console, a Kinect sensor, Kinect games and 6 feet between you and your television for play space. Check out The Kinect Checklist to make sure you're fully set up to start playing Kinect.
Kinect could be great, but it could also be complete pants. You'll get to wear those pants on November 10th and judge for yourself.

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