Microsoft's E3 press conference today was littered with new Kinect functions—everything from officiating disputes to castle wrecking. The most unusual? Actual fitness coming to the device.
Nike's Stefan Olander was on hand to present "the future of fitness" through Kinect. Nike+ on Kinect will use the device's camera to analyze body movement "better than the human eye" and apply Nike's experience-assessing pro athletes in order to provide personalized analytics. Nike+ is expected to be available for Kinect during the holiday 2012 season.
For more traditional Kinect uses, Microsoft demonstrated functionality in a handful of titles during the event: Splinter Cell Blacklist, Wreckateer, Matter, Dance Central 3, and both EA's Madden and FIFA franchises. While the full range of how Kinect integrates with these games was not revealed, the following uses were showcased: