Microsoft at E3 is always good. There are always awesome announcements and this year, we’re getting them early
So far, Microsoft have revealed:
Voice Search coming to Xbox. I take it this will be for the Marketplaces, making it easier to find films, songs, games etc.
Halo 4 is being developed. I’m excited about this – although Bungie have gone, MS did retain some of them for their new 343 Industries team, dedicated solely to Halo.
Kinect Sports 2 will have:
among others. I’m also hoping for Basketball and football keepie ups
Halo: Combat Evolved will be “remastered for a new generation” which I’m quite happy about. I came into the franchise at #3, so never got to play this one.
Kinect Fun Labs is available immediately (can’t see it on xbox.com yet though) and does a great job of showing off some of the technology…including Finger Tracking! According to WinRumors, it features:
- Build a buddy – scan in any object and play with it in any way
- Googly eyes – scan in an object and then be that object
- Kinect me – make an avatar that looks like you
- Bobble head – create a bobble head from your avatar
- Kinect sparklers – lets you use finger tracking to create photos with sparklers