Saturday, August 10, 2013

Xbox Developer Says the New Kinect is Slow

Dualshockers: Game developer and id Software Technical Director John Carmack criticizes the new Kinect's latency, framerate and mode of interaction with the user:

"I used to give Apple a lot of grief about the one-button mouse when anybody working with the mouse really wanted more buttons. Kinect is sort of like a zero-button mouse with a lot of latency on it."


  1. "The new Kinect is slow" ? As somebody commented in the linked page, it seems to be a criticism of the 1st Kinect.

    1. To me it looks like he's talking about the new Kinect. But you are right, it's not stated unambiguously.

  2. You need the context for what JC is saying. Likely JC is mating Kinect with Oculus and the end to end latency from Kinect to Oculus is too large (>30ms). JC probably wants less than 33ms or 16ms.


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