Xbox team wants player mood to be integrated within game narrative

Kinect research teams at Microsoft are examining whether the device can detect the player’s posture signals and tonal nuances, an executive at the company has said.
Studios executive Kudo Tsunoda told MCV that Microsoft is “looking at how we can make people more like actors within a game’s narrative”.

The theory is that, if the device can detect posture and tone of voice, the software will be a step closer to reading the player’s mood and reflect this within a game.
“We want to get to the stage where not only can Kinect detect what you’re saying but also tone of voice and body stance, and work that into the narrative,” Tsunoda said.
“There are some really compelling experiences to be gained from that,” he added.