E3 Expo 2010: XBOX Forza Motorsport 3 VIP Preview Event Featuring Kinect
The ID Agency held a special VIP party for Microsoft XBOX and Forza Motorsport 3 on Wednesday to give folks a chance to try out the new Kinect system without standing in a line for 2 hours or battling through the hordes. Turn 10 Studios has been working with the magic of the new “Kinect” technology, combined with the power of the Forza Motorsport series, to explore how players can race and interact with their dream cars in the most immersive and realistic automotive experiences ever imagined. After 5 years of console racing excellence, Turn 10 has raised the bar once again. So now users are able to hop inside their dream cars and get closer to the racing action than ever before – without the use of a controller.
While the Kinect system is not perfect, and is still in preliminary stages, the potential for games like Forza Motorsport 3 is outstanding. With Kinect, you are able to drive and race by simply by putting your hands in front of you at 10 and 2. You can move your head to look around the interior. You can even look into the corners as you turn. As you’d expect, this experience is running in beautiful HD at a seamless 60 fps.
Besides the racing, which pretty exhilarating by itself, the experience of interacting and exploring the car has escalated to a whole new level as well. Using Kinect, you can break through the screen and walk up to the car. It is like having the ultimate showroom right in your living room. You can walk around and check it out from any angle; you can take a closer look at the minute details. When you go to a car show, you can’t touch the Ferraris. And you certainly can’t sit in one. With Kinect you can! Ok, so it’s not the real thing… But with virtualization, 3D imaging and the like, it’s starting to get closer and closer… We’re very much looking forward to next year’s E3 Expo to see how this technology matures.
Source: ID Agency