WoW Playable With Kinect!
The Institute for Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California has been working on a way to use Kinect to play World of Warcraft and other games!
This is what they had to say about it:
“We are developing the Flexible Action and Articulated Skeleton Toolkit (FAAST), which is middleware to facilitate integration of full-body control with games and VR applications. FAAST currently supports the PrimeSensor and the Microsoft Kinect using the OpenNI framework.
In this video, we show how FAAST can be used to control off-the-shelf video games such as World of Warcraft. Since these games would not normally support motion sensing devices, FAAST emulates keyboard input triggered by body posture and specific gestures. These controls can be dynamically configured for different applications and games.”
The OnRPG team can’t wait to see if this technology will actually become popular. It’s certainly a very healthy way to play our MMOs!