Team Dakota revealed voice and body capture features for Project Spark at Gamescom on Tuesday that will allow Xbox One game creators to get even more creative by using Kinect. The developers also revealed when the title will enter beta.
Using Kinect, Project Spark will let players capture facial animations and body motion to create custom character animations. The sensor can also be used to and record voices and sounds. With the two combined, players will be able to not only have custom character animations but also dialog and possibly entire cut-scenes.
Here are the features listed by Team Dakota that Project Spark is capable of performing when combined with Kinect.
- Facial Expression Capture – Users can record their face and have it applied to an in-game character
- Animation Recording – Do a new attack, full body motions, gestures, etc.
- Record audio and modulate – Speak a line, singing, etc. Modulate the sounds in a variety of ways
Meanwhile, those anxious to get their hands on the game creation abilities will have to wait until late October at the earliest. The first beta invites will be sent out then for Windows 8 devices followed by January 2014 for the Xbox One.
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