Overnight, stories surfaced regarding comments made by Primesense to Joystiq that suggested Kinect, Microsoft’s final name for Project Natal, was limited to two controlling players. Apparently, although Kinect can “see” any number of players, rumours abound a few hours ago that the motion controller could only manage to ‘track’ two players.
Speaking to Primesense this morning, we can confirm that the technology behind Microsoft’s motion control has no such limitations. A rep from Primesense told TheSixthAxis that their solution has no limit on the number of players it can track, although they couldn’t comment on any other implementation of the software, such as that used in Kinect.
So, whilst Primesense’s solution appears to be without any hard limits, it’s still currently ambiguous whether or not Kinect itself can track more than 2 players.
This post has been updated for clarification regarding Kinect and Primesense.