Kinect Hacks: Sony PS3 has best of both worlds

By Alan Ng - Mar 22, 2011

We have seen a fair share of hacks for Microsoft’s Kinect camera hardware over the last few months, but perhaps none more exciting than this. The device has now been hacked to work on the Sony PlayStation 3 believe it or not, and we have a video to show you which proves it.

Credit for the hack goes to Shantanu Goel, as he has provided a video which shows the PS3’s XMB being controlled solely by Kinect. The code for the hack is in pre-alpha status at the moment, but the video clearly shows what is possible with the new trick.

The video even shows Killzone 3 operating on Kinect motion controls too – how impressive is that folks? You can see that a variety of hand gestures allows the user to navigate through the menus of Killzone 3, for example a scrolling motion to browse through the options and so on. The in-game motion tracking isn’t as impressive, but we’re sure that this will be fine tuned in a later build.

It’s pretty wacky stuff. Who would have thought that Microsoft’s Kinect would work on a piece of Sony hardware? Check out the video below and let us know your thoughts on it. Does the PS3 really do everything?!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus.

Also See: Sony PS3 and PS4 HBO Go app incoming, Vita demand

  • JMH

    oops, prev comment was mispasted… sorry. JMH

  • jackmhoff

    dude go back 2 smoking ur joint… dead head. do ur knuckles drag on the bottom of ur shallow gene pool. LMAO ura MOFU…

  • justcallme20

    To each His/Her on all you others stop hateing

  • anish

    kinect sucks.. all childish games.. good for girlies.. and panzies..

  • Tim

    No the kinect doesn't do everything. I have both the move and kinect. The kinect is laggy and is never used. The move is precise and like the kinect you don't need the controllers for everything and just use motion.

    • marhorn

      Yeah and sales reflect that…….lol….move sucks, Kinect is the future!

  • Landon

    Yeah, the PS3 does EVERYTHING!

  • dave

    i wonder what sony would say to this

  • marhorn

    Errrrr no the Kinect really does everything!