Kinect sex game will not become reality, Microsoft says
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Microsoft’s Kinect motion controller has been out for less than two months and already there’s an adult company looking to produce a 3-D sex game for the Xbox 360 console.
But Microsoft, maker of Kinect and Xbox, immediately shot down any speculation that the game will pass the certification process.
Kinect enables video game players to move characters through the use of real-life movements made possible by 3-D object scanning and manipulation. Kinect uses cameras and microphones to track movement and voice commands as a controller.
So the Web was buzzing earlier this week when ThriXXX, an Austria-based game company, posted a YouTube video featuring a graphic demo of a 3-D adult game using the controller for Xbox 360.
But when Microsoft was asked about the prospects of the game actually making it to the video game console, a spokesperson said in a statement that it wasn’t going to happen.
‘This isn’t the first example of a technology being used in ways not intended by its manufacturer, and it won’t be the last,’ the statement said.
‘Microsoft did not authorize or license its technology for this use,’ it said. ‘Xbox is a family friendly games and entertainment console and does not allow Adults Only (AO) content to be certified for use on its platform, and would not condone this type of game for Kinect.’
-- W.J. Hennigan
Upper photo: Screen grab of ThriXXX’s game demo posted on YouTube. Credit: ThriXXX
Lower photo: Xbox 360 and Kinect controller. Credit: Microsoft