Kinect boss outlines future plans

Microsoft’s Kinect boss hopes the peripheral will soon be able to read players’ body posture and voice tone.

Speaking to MCV, Kudo Tsunoda spoke of the hopes for the device in the future.

“What we’re really interested right now is creating experiences that help you develop real world skills that help you in other parts of your life.

“We’re also looking at how we can make people more like actors within a narrative. I think the work done in Mass Effect 3 has been awesome. We want to get to the stage where not only can Kinect detect what you’re saying but also tone of voice and body stance, and work that into the narrative. There are some really compelling experiences to be gained from that.

“I’m continually surprised by the stuff we see from Kinect’s development community on a daily basis. That’s what I’m most excited about: how much room there is to invent new things with Kinect.”