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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.
Dec 6, 2010