Microsoft has confirmed that Avatar Kinect will be released this Spring through Xbox LIVE.
The new feature allows you to control your Avatar’s movements and expressions through Kinect, meaning you can make it smile, nod, speak, and frown and who knows, maybe even pull a few faces.
“Avatar Kinect will let you hang out and socialize with seven of your friends in a simulated environment,” said Umaimah Mendhro, a senior product manager for Microsoft Startup Business Group. “The gathering spots will range from the set of a late-night talk show to a tailgate party to a magical forest.”
“The work that we did was taking something that was essentially a demo and turning it into a product,” said Eric Lang, a general manager for Microsoft Startup Business Group. “It’s a huge amount of work.”
So are you looking forward to frowning with your Avatar while you hang out with friends in a simulated environment? Let us know.
Thanks, Electronic Theatre.