News – Avatar Kinect Revealed

January 6, 2011 by  
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Microsoft has announced Avatar Kinect. The chat feature was previously rumoured, although it was made official by Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer in his CES 2011 keynote speech.

Avatar Kinect will allow Kinect owners and Xbox Live Gold users to take their avatar into one of a number of themed rooms and talk with up to six of your friends. Your avatar will copy your movements and even your facial expressions. The service is expected to arrive in springtime.

This is all well and good for those who like this sort of thing, but it certainly would be nice to hear about some new games for the body motion camera, as well.

The hugely Popular Kinect has sold 8 million units worldwide.