By Vamien McKalin | Apr 01, 2013 03:06 PM EDT
Microsoft hasn't been saying much of anything about the Xbox 720, nor is the company commenting on all the rumors that have popped up recently. Nevertheless, that isn't stopping the flow of information, so whether they are legitimate or not, rumors are all we have to work with for now.
As stated by TruTechNoid, new details of the Xbox 720 Kinect 2.0 motion control device have been leaked, and it looks impressive. Kinect 2.0 could turn out to be what the first Kinect device should have been when it launched back in 2010.
The leaked information speaks of a mode in which Kinect 2.0 can track users whether they are sitting or standing. It also has the ability to track users in low light or no light whatsoever via active infrared: this is something the original device was unable to do.
Unlike the first device, Kinect 2.0 can track up to six people at the same time, and has a resolution of 1920x1080 full HD, up from the meager 640x480. There's also a much-improved field of view, which would allow for a much larger playing area.
The reported new features are:
The one thing many fans of Kinect might want to see fixed in the newest version for the Xbox 720 is for the device to track users in a smaller space. Not everyone lives in a huge apartment with plenty of space, Microsoft needs to take this into consideration.
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