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Microsoft Kinect (Xbox 360): Video Chat Details and Official Photos

We have some more details to bring you on the Microsoft Kinect device – the new name for Project Natal, which was unveiled at a Microsoft pre-E3 event this evening.

As reported from Engadget, Microsoft confirmed that Kinect will also feature video chat features. The application will simply be known as ‘Video Chat’ and it will apparently have support for up to four users at once – great! We havent had any specific details on features within Video Chat, but we do know that participants will be able to share photos with each other.

Microsoft will most likely give a full demonstration of Video Chat on Kinect at their E3 keynote later today, so you can expect to hear more details then. What are your thoughts on Video Chat? I guess the most important aspect of it will be frame rate and whether it can handle smooth video chat with four people at once. I’ll be impressed if I can have a smooth conversation with people overseas – that would be an instant purchase for me.

Engadget also has some official product photos which have just been released by Microsoft. Take a look at them and let us know your thoughts on Kinect. Microsoft’s E3 keynote begins at 10 PT, 6PM BST – see you there!

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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