A Zero-Button Mouse
John Carmack from ID Software shares his thoughts on the new Kinect for XBox One at Quakecon, calling it, “A zero-button mouse with a lot of latency on it.”
As someone who’s currently working on an application for XBox One, I’ve seen the v2 Kinect firsthand, and that’s a spot-on analogy.
Kinect, at least in it’s current form, is still half-baked.
It’s also tiring and not gratifying to stand around and wave your hands with no haptic feedback. Kinect is one of those technologies that seems awesome in concept and in movies like Minority Report.
The reality is something different.