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MS refutes Kinect accuracy rumours

Platform holder "couldn't be more pleased" with fidelity

Microsoft has refuted rumours suggesting that it is to release a Firmware update for Kinect that will "quadruple" the accuracy of the sensor.

The platform holder told CVG this afternoon that the news - which came from an unnamed source speaking to EuroGamer - was "completely unsubstantiated".


The rumours suggested that a downloadable Xbox Live update would increase Kinect's 320x240 resolution limit to 640x480 - allowing it to detect finger movement and hand rotation.

However, an MS spokesperson told CVG: "We're constantly working to expand and improve on experiences for Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE, however, this rumour is completely unsubstantiated.

"We couldn't be more pleased with the fidelity of the technology and clearly consumers agree given we sold more than 2.5 million units around the world in the first 25 days Kinect was on the market."