Kinect object scanning something for the future

The skateboard or paper sheet scanning seen in then-Natal’s debut videos back at E3 2009 has been a feature with a bit of an uncertain future, as it’s been MIA from any later demos. But, according to Microsoft Game Studios creative man Kudo Tsunoda, the tech is on its way.

“Being able to digitise real-world objects and take them into the virtual world…I think we’re going to see a lot more games start using that as well as we go forward,” Tsunoda told Eurogamer when asked if there’s anything developers have suggested that will be implemented in the future.

Trunoda sees the feature as a tool for “really meaningful interactions between people and computer-generated characters.” Not with the first wave of games however; none of this November’s 15 or so Kinect launch titles will involve item scanning.

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