Up on stage at the Consumer Electronics Show 2011, currently going on in Vegas, Microsoft have announced a new service for the Xbox 360: Avatar Kinect.
Avatar Kinect is effectively an Avatar-based chatroom, with full body support for Kinect. The demo shown during the Microsoft press conference showed Kinect picking up on body and face movements, from jumping up and down in front of your TV, right down to the raising of an eyebrow.
You can choose from fifteen “sets” or environments for your chats to take place in, from deckchairs on a frozen lake, to a TV chatshow, and these chats can be recorded and uploaded straight to Facebook and other sites.
Avatar Kinect will launch “this spring” free to Xbox Live Gold members. Check out the trailer below.
Source: Video from YouTube