Kinect Works While Seated When Software is "Developed with Sitting in Mind"
Cancel the furniture movers because you won't have to throw away your couch to use Kinect, after all. Speaking with Joystiq, a Microsoft representative confirmed the upcoming motion-sensing peripheral will work while players are seated "when an experience is developed with sitting in mind."
Following its official debut at E3 2010, reports suggested Microsoft's Kinect was unable to track motion for players who prefer to game while seated. Microsoft has since stated that the social applications featured during its 2010 media briefing are "experiences where [Microsoft] expect people to be sitting."
According to the Microsoft representative, what was shown at E3 was "only the tip of the iceberg" and it's going to be "natural" for Kinect titles to be designed to get players off the couch, "dancing, running, dodging, bending and kicking." Now it's up to gamers to perfect all of these actions, while seated.