The video that people posted earlier is not real. There is no way any of that would work... especially without a device used to sense the movement and whatnot. for example, that PS3 thing needs that black stick with the sphere on top to pick up the signal and whatnot. you cant have full body motion capture like they showed with the 360 thing without wearing some special outfit or something.
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exactly, its completely possible to track and map a 3D image with 2 cameras, which you can see under the tv in the actual video. Most of what goes on is calculations done by the software, where as in the ps3 it's mostly accelerometer and IR tracking which is all hardware.
both look really cool, xbox seems to be a step ahead because you don't need a controller which is really sweet
i don't really know about the whole idea of no controller. I play video games because i can't do any of the sick shit that characters can do in them. I have a feeling my characters in those games would be pretty lame
Well the only limitation is what your body can do. After reading a bit more into it, it basically uses an infrared emitter and sensor to map a 3D image of your body, using a heat map to plot the Z axis (the closer you are the hotter it reads).
So the software creates a 3D wire frame model of a person with out any controller. Every movement is mapped to the model and the xbox can read it and use it to control a game. The great thing about this is almost every game is based on human movement or control, so everything is possible as in real life. Heres a simple example.
Say you want to have a FPS like halo or COD. You put your hands up like you're holding a gun to take it out. if you move your right hand down to your hip and back up it reloads (similar to how a real person would reload). To throw a grenade you use the left hand, bring it back and then throw it with the right power and angle. If you want to crouch, then you crouch. You aim by moving your imaginary gun, and the screen moves around. You walk forwards or whatever direction by placing one foot to the front, back or either side.
It can obviously be more complex or less depending on the game (that was a more complex example). If they can really track motion as well as the reviews and demos show, then this is going to be amazing, and the possibilities are literally endless for pretty much virtual reality.