New middleware enables WoW on Kinect

New middleware enables WoW on Kinect
James Batchelor

By James Batchelor

January 4th 2011 at 11:26AM

University team brings Blizzardâ??s best-selling MMO to Microsoftâ??s motion controller

US researchers have created a new piece of middleware that allows gamers to play World of Warcraft with Kinect.

Entitled FAAST – Flexible Action and Articulated Skeleton Tool – the software translates physical gestures into keyboard commands through Microsoft’s motion controller.

The technology was created by an Institute for Creative Technologies team working out of the University of Southern Carolina and was demonstrated using Blizzard’s hugely popular MMO World of Warcraft.

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