Yesterday, Microsoft released a dashboard update for Xbox that gave it a lot more Kinect functionality with the ability to navigate and search using voice. I speculated that this sort of application should have been available as a selling point at launch, and it seems strange it took a whole year to implement.
But even after all this has now happened, I’m still not getting on, and I suspect that many of you aren’t either. My question today is, what’s stopping us? Why do we still not want to shell out for a Kinect?
The tech is obviously cool, and I think it has many applications for the future of not just gaming, but a lot of home entertainment technology. But it just doesn’t seem to be “there” yet, and between the games I have no interest in (dancing, fitness and a crappy Star Wars game) and the fact that it is still far simpler to use a controller for basic tasks around the dashboard and apps, I just can’t see it being worth it yet.
What about you?