Kinect to Receive an Official Microsoft Controller with Buttons
Posted by James Newton
Life without buttons may be fun, but Microsoft's branching out with the sensor, letting users hold a small device in their hands with a touchscreen that allows gamers to interact with the games themselves. This device is called a "mobile phone".
Yes, Microsoft Windows 7 phones will soon be able to work together with Kinect to allow the two to interact. A demonstration video from Microsoft shows a phone-user pinging Rallyballs towards a hapless target in Kinect Adventures, with the company saying this code exists now and is not merely a concept.
While the initial support is likely to be for adding multiplayer components to existing properties, it's not hard to foresee a future in which gamers can tap buttons on the phone to perform actions in-game.
What do you make of this exciting advancement?