Software Updates Improve Xbox Kinect's Accuracy

Since its launch, Microsoft’s Kinect motion gaming system is said to have become increasingly accurate, thanks to the company's software updates.

According to tech website CNET, the senior product manager for Xbox at Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft has revealed that the gaming console has been updated to enhance the accuracy of its Kinect motion sensing technology, via occasional software updates.

"Like we showed at E3, like Kudo showed with Kinect Fun Labs--a lot of that tech is the advancements we've made in the accuracy, the tracking...being able to show finger tracking in the Sparkles demo he did," said David Dennis during an interview to Eurogamer. He used Ghost Recon: Future Soldier by Ubisoft as an example of a game with a better user experience thanks to the software updates.

Dennis did not go into details about when the updates had been made and what exactly had been updated, but he said that the Xbox team is dedicated to bringing improvements and increasing the level of accuracy via software updates. He also added that the team has already started to work on improvements to be rolled out this year and next..

Critics and users agree with Xbox chief as the camera of the console previewed at E3 2011 has improved tremendously from the ones exhibited in 2009 and 2010.