A large portion of Microsoft’s 2011 E3 conference has been dedicated to Kinect but maybe their biggest Kinect-related announcement was ‘Kinect Fun Labs’. Details are still a little fuzzy but it looks like Kinect Fun Labs is going to allow PC developers to create unique tools and small games for use with Kinect on Xbox 360.
When they demoed Kinect Fun Labs at E3, they showed players being able to scan their face and body and create a much more realistic avatar. The scanning technology was even able to pick up the style of clothing the demonstrator was wearing and put that in the game as well.
Also, Fun Labs gives you the ability scan real life items and put them in to your Xbox 360. If you remember back to a couple of years ago, this was something Microsoft originally promoted when announcing Kinect, so it’s great to see them delivering.
Last, they announced that Kinect Fun Labs will be available to all Xbox 360 gamers, including Xbox Live Silver members, and no one will have to wait long to get their hands on it, as it launches today.
More info will surely pour out as the week progresses so stay tuned.