Wall Street Journal Backs Xbox 360 Motion Control Camera Rumour

Microsoft is heavily rumoured to not only be working on a motion control-enabled camera accessory for the Xbox 360, but to reveal said add-on at this year's E3. That rumour has started to gain traction.

The Wall Street Journal writes today that, yes, Microsoft is prepping the oft-rumoured, spy-photographed camera add-on that was allegedly revealed last month. The Journal's report says that the new hardware will "allow players to control games with the movement of their bodies," citing "people familiar with the matter."

Motion detection camera experts 3DV Systems' is suspected of being the supplier of said technology, which can track both full body movements, as well as smaller actions like pinching and grabbing. Microsoft was reported to have been in talks to buy 3DV earlier this year.

The Journal's unnamed source indicates that, while we may see the new tech shown at this year's E3, it might not be released until next year.

Microsoft Plans 3-D Camera for Xbox 360 [WSJ]


    I've said it before and I'll say it again. Smacking people in the mouth doesn't feel right unless you get some feedback.

    This should open the way for actually decent RTS's on consoles though.

    Ugh, wait till next year? Pull an apple and make it available 'right now'.

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