Rumor: Next Generation Microsoft Kinect Can Lip Read And Detect Emotions

Next Generation Kinect from Microsoft will be able to read lips of the consumers and even detect emotions of the gamers, according to report from Eurogamers.

Kinect 2 can track the pitch and volume of player voices and facial characteristics to measure different emotional states.

Kinect 2, however, can feed the next Xbox more information, and thus a higher resolution CCD [charge-coupled device].

“It can be cabled straight through on any number of technologies that just take phenomenally high res data straight to the main processor and straight to the main RAM and ask, what do you want to do with it?” our source said.

According to a Digital Foundry report on GamesIndustry.biz, the first is a “pared down machine” to be released as cheaply as possible. It is likened to a set-top box, and will act as a Kinect-themed gaming portal.

The second is a “more fully-featured machine” with optical drive, hard disk and backwards compatibility. This would be aimed at hardcore gamers and released at a higher price-point.

There are also reports that Next Generation Kinect and Xbox will be launched in 2013 in multiple SKU’s. Again, these are just rumors and we have to wait until Microsoft opens its lips.

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