PlayStation Move can do exactly what Kinect does, says developer

Microsoft and Sony have spent a lot of money to convince you that their respective motion control accessories are very different from one another, and each says its design is the way of the future. But when it comes to people who actually make games for them, the reality is quite different.

Virtual Air Guitar Company is the developer of Kung-Fu Live, a PS3 downloadable game that hits the PlayStation Store tomorrow. According to the developer, although the Kinect camera and PlayStation Eye are different, it really doesn't change that much behind-the-scenes.

Kinect works by tracking key points all over your body, so it knows where your head, hands, arms, legs, and feet are. It then essentially builds a virtual skeleton of you and follows your movements. When asked if it was fair to say that Kinect isn’t too far ahead of what the developer has already done on the PS3 with Move, the developer agreed.

"Yes. We're doing a similar type of skeletal tracking and we are using a normal 2D camera, whereas Kinect has a depth camera, but the result is the same," said the developer speaking in an interview with CVG. You can read the entire interview here. It’s a great read and motion capturing technology that Virtual Air Guitar Company developed to create Kung-Fu Live. 

[Source: CVG]

Dec 6, 2010

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  • Palitroke - December 7, 2010 10:04 p.m.

  • InFeRnOg - December 7, 2010 2:53 p.m.

    It is obvious Move can do what Kinect does because it is actually the better product - 1:1 tracking and no lag. I fail to see any potential in Kinect because the whole concept is flawed. We interact with things through touch for a reason. We use controllers with buttons for a reason. Kinect has reached its plateau already and the Microsoft hype machine did its job, so congratulations to them and to you Oprah and Ellen viewers. I hope your new piece of technology sells on eBay in a month for more than $10.
  • Korvak - December 7, 2010 1:56 p.m.

    I just can't get over uncle Fester sitting in the corner, freaks me out a little bit.
  • myguyfromthe80s - December 7, 2010 12:33 p.m.

    It doesn't matter how good it is It's what you do with it. For that reason, PS3Eye currently wins as you can play with or without controllers. Hence why Microsoft are looking to bring in a controller for Kinect. There is only so much arm flailing one can do. P.S. That picture is taken from Kung Fu Live - Please tell me when it's out (and don't say late 2010 like the website)
  • Rinaldvonizeburn - December 7, 2010 6:32 a.m.

    Solution: don't but kinetic or move/eyetoy.
  • BoondockSaint54 - December 7, 2010 6:03 a.m.

    I'm sure the Kinect is a little bit more advanced. I used the eyetoy and the Microsoft vision camera long before the Kinect and Move and they were terrible. The few games that claimed to use motion control with the cameras barely worked and were terrible to play. While I don't doubt the Eyetoy/Move is capable, I just doubt it would have the same outcome as the Kinect
  • thecelticmandolin - December 7, 2010 1:56 a.m.

    I agree with Jordo...
  • codzprc - December 7, 2010 12:53 a.m.

    Virtual Air Guitar Company? Really?! The VAG Company... awesome, simply awesome.
  • n00b - December 7, 2010 12:52 a.m.

    Meanwhile at Nintendo
  • JADENkOTOR - December 7, 2010 12:49 a.m.

    He should choose his words more carefully cause he is full of shit. EnragedTortoise was firsty!
  • MrDuracraft - December 7, 2010 12:35 a.m.

    What EnragedTortoise said
  • AnonymouZ - December 7, 2010 12:32 a.m.

    i don't think the technological side matters... if the dudes' opinion is that of a developer of games. they may have different inner workings and the kinect may be more "advanced" but if it's the same thing for a game developer, it's teh same thing. don't they have to punch FORWARD in that one fighting game for the move too?
  • Jordo141 - December 7, 2010 12:26 a.m.

    I still don't care about either Kinect or Move PS: WHY THE HELL ARE THE RECAPTCHA WORDS UPSIDEDOWN!!!!!!!!!!!111
  • AppleSprode - December 7, 2010 12:26 a.m.

    Whilst it is technically true that the PSEye is doing what Kinect does, in that they're both doing body tracking, it's akin to saying that a bike is doing what a car does, because it's still taking you from A to B. Kinect is doing a far more sophisticated job, and more importantly it is doing it in 3D with full real-time recognition and tracking of the player and his or her environment. 2D basic tracking doesn't really compare. This kind of tracking certainly wouldn't allow one to play anything as complex as some of the Kinect games, involving the users full body movements to be mapped onto a 3D rendered character, or even simple ones like fist driving in Joy Ride. Fair enough, be proud of your tech, but such comments can only hope to give dud ammo to an army of fanboys.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - December 7, 2010 12:17 a.m.

    Yay, fanboy fodder. Also firsty.

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