The Xbox One brings a plethora of improvements over its predecessor, the Xbox 360. Microsoft’s next generation console is much more powerful, efficient and interactive. The company vastly improved its Kinect accessory as well, which comes bundled with the Xbox One. The latest Kinect sensor comes with an ultra-wide 1080p camera which lets it track a number of physical attributes, such as the heart rate, as well as see in the dark. A purported leaked Xbox One manual reveals that the minimum distance required by Kinect to operate has been reduced to just 1.4 meters, that’s a little over 4.5 feet.
Kinect for Xbox 360 required a minimum distance of 1.8 meters or 6 feet to operate, that too for single player gaming. For two players, the minimum recommended distance is 2.4 meters or 8 feet. Gamers would often find themselves rearranging things in their space so that Kinect could work properly, particularly if it was hooked up to a TV in a small room. This approximately 20 percent improvement in minimum distance means that gamers, particularly those who live in small apartments or houses, would possibly not have to shuffle things around so much now. Microsoft hasn’t commented on the leaked manual and hasn’t confirmed if the minimum distance has infact been reduced. Xbox One begins shipping November 22nd. [Image via Engadget]