Microsoft’s next-generation Kinect device will be so accurate it can lip read. It has also been stated that future Xbox consoles will ship with Kinect 2 built in.
Sources speaking to Eurogamer have claimed that the unannounced Kinect 2 will be able to read facial expressions and detect a variety of emotions through the user’s tone. Improved motion-sensing and voice-recognition technology are expected to be installed.
The depth sensor in the current Kinect device was set to 30 frames per second upon the November 2010 launch, offering a 320×240 resolution limit. The universal serial bus (USB) controller interface has the potential to run at 35 megabytes per second, but only utilizes around 15 to 16 megabytes per second. The limitation comes as multiple USB devices can be simultaneously used on an Xbox 360 console.