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Microsoft's next generation of Kinect will be able to read lips, industry sources say.
According to a report from Eurogamer, the Kinect device released for the next Xbox console will offer improved motion sensing and voice recognition, including the ability to lip read, detect emotions such as anger, and determine player direction. One developer source says the next Kinect can even track the pitch and volume of player voices.
The next Kinect won't be connected to the console through USB this time, either. This will allow for more data to be sent to the Xbox, which will result in higher camera resolution and less input lag.
The report says the next Xbox console will come bundled with Kinect camera, though it offered no other details about possible Kinect-less Skus.