Kinect to recognize finger gestures, insiders say

Finer levels of detail could be integrated relatively simply via the standard Xbox online update system--you wouldn't need to buy a new camera.

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Microsoft is looking to improve the resolution of its Kinect motion controller for the Xbox 360 so it can recognize finger gestures, according to insiders. The move could enable much more realistic motion-controlled games.

Gaming site Eurogamer spoke to sources at the company who claim to be working hard on increasing the amount of data the controller's camera can transmit to the console every second. They hope to quadruple the resolution available so that it can perceive a much higher level of detail in your movement.

Read more of " Kinect update to recognise finger gestures, say sniggering insiders " at Crave UK.

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