If you’ve been wondering how the Xbox One will be navigable via the Kinect, it’s exactly as unnecessary looking as you’d expect, with actions that at best seem to cut out one menu button and replace it with a sentence that always starts with “Xbox,” which will no doubt go a long way to help break the stereotype that gamers need to get out more.
It’s a neat idea for some things I suppose, but I’m more impressed by the way the console can jump between different functions without load times than I am with its ability to perform basic functions – especially since the video is more of a mock up of how it will work, not a live showcase of it running in real time.[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIb5pjPi-E0′]
I get the feeling there’s going to be a lot of confusion when someone walks in the room and says: “are you playing Xbox again?” – “Xbox Again command unknown.”
KitGuru Says: No doubt when real world usage comes into play, gamers will find a more intuitive way to make use of this feature than will be showcased at launch, but I can’t help feeling that everything the guy did as part of this video, could have been accomplished with one or two button presses too. I’m not really sure this was a feature we needed.