上海后花园Chandra

first_imgIf you own any of the major games consoles on the market at the moment, then you have access to a motion control input device. PC gamers have been left out in the cold, though, but that may be a good thing dependent on your gaming tastes.PrimeSense, the company who own the rights to the technology used in Microsoft’s Kinect peripheral, have decided to branch out and bring motion control to the PC. To achieve this PrimeSense has teamed up with Asus to bring a solution to market.The PC motion control system is called Wavi Xtion and will be on display at CES this week. It uses PrimeSense’s Immersive Natural Interaction system to allow for controller-less interactions on a PC. However, this is not aimed specifically at gamers, more as a solution to general entertainment control.As PrimeSense explains:Users can browse multimedia content, access the Internet and social networks, and enjoy full body interaction in a more user-friendly and natural living room experience. To help support motion control on PC PrimeSense is also introducing Xtion PRO which is aimed at software developers. It will allow for gesture control systems to be developed for software making them compatible with the Asus Wavi Xtion. This should also open the way for game developers to take advantage of it if it’s a system suitable for gaming like Kinect is.Read more at the PrimeSense press release, via SFGateMatthew’s OpinionI think this is going to be a much harder sell than Kinect is on Xbox 360. For one, we know that the technology is not cheap so Asus is going to have to set a price similar to Kinect. Would you pay $100 for a motion controller for your media center PC?Asus isn’t going to run a multi-million dollar ad campaign like Microsoft did to push for sales, and they don’t have a popular games console to bundle this motion controller with either. That’s not to say it can’t be a success, but I see an uphill struggle unless Asus manage to offer this at a price point similar to a mouse and keyboard combo.As with Kinect, Wavi Xtion will get hacked and could make for some interesting projects. Until we know how much Wavi is like Kinect, and how much it costs, we don’t know if this has a chance of being popular with PC owners.last_img read more