Kinect functionality a must for every future Xbox app

Building an Xbox 360 app? You'd better include waggle compatibility...

Microsoft has shown its commitment to its Kinect wonder-cam by stating that all future updates and apps must support Kinect movement and voice control functionality for navigation.

A standardised interface makes plenty of sense to us and the announcement strengthens the role of Kinect involvement with the Xbox 720. 

As for non-Kinect owners who prefer the use of traditional buttons and thumbsticks – have no fear, as Kinect navigation will forever be optional. Not everyone is comfortable flailing their arms around and shouting at an empty room...

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