At the Eurogamer Expo in London, Microsoft’s Phil Harrison revealed that the technology behind Xbox One Kinect makes it able to discern two people who are both talking at the same time. It will be able to hear as well as understand both of them and will also be able to see, in a dark room, if their mouths are moving, said Nick Burton who is the lead developer for new technology.
Kinect is also able to detect 25 joints present between six different people, it will measure heart rates as well as map faces to 1,400 points. The sensor even has the ability to recognize who is using the console’s controller. There can be many applications for multiple voice processing, particularly related to TV and entertainment, which are two major selling points of the Xbox One apart from its ability to run games. It will be interesting to see what solutions and services Microsoft offers in the future which make use of the multiple voice processing capability of the Kinect sensor. Microsoft is going to release the Xbox One console in 13 markets, including the U.S., UK, Canada, France and Germany on November 22nd. The console is priced at $499. Pre-order stock has already been sold out at most retailers.