Sony calls Kinect a ‘pretty cumbersome way to do things’

To be fair, the Sony person that said this is actually one of the main guys behind PlayStation Move. 

Speaking to The New York Times,  Richard Marks, senior researcher at Sony Computer Entertainment America, said that they also toyed (as in EyeToy) with the idea of controller-free gaming but came to the conclusion that gamers would not find it satisfactory. 

“I totally agree that there is this magical feeling with using your hands to select something,†Marks told NYT. “But that feeling wears off pretty quickly, and it becomes a pretty cumbersome way to do things.â€

The article says that Marks’ opinion echoes that of other testers that said that the “system seems to lag, hindering truly immersive games.” 

The second page of this same article gives some pretty interesting details on how the recognition technology of Kinect works.

To be fair, the Sony person that said this is actually one of the main guys behind PlayStation Move. 

Speaking to The New York Times,  Richard Marks, senior researcher at Sony Computer Entertainment America, said that they also toyed (as in EyeToy) with the idea of controller-free gaming but came to the conclusion that gamers would not find it satisfactory. 

“I totally agree that there is this magical feeling with using your hands to select something,” Marks told NYT. “But that feeling wears off pretty quickly, and it becomes a pretty cumbersome way to do things.”

The article says that Marks’ opinion echoes that of other testers that said that the “system seems to lag, hindering truly immersive games.” 

The second page of this same article gives some pretty interesting details on how the recognition technology of Kinect works.

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