Kinect 2 will be able to read lips as latest reports suggested. The new version of Kinect could tell anybody, if he or she is happy or angry by detecting the facial expressions.
It is a reality that Microsoft is working on Kinect motion sensor, so it can be a possible new feature of the next generation of Kinect.
When Kinect launched in November 2010 the depth sensor was set at a 30 frames per second limit and a 320×240 resolution limit. The issue relates to the USB controller interface, which is capable of around 35MB/s, but it only uses around 15/16MB/s. This artificial limit is in place because multiple USB devices can be used at once on an Xbox 360.
Kinect 2, however, can feed the next Xbox more information, and thus a higher resolution CCD [charge-coupled device].
“It can be cabled straight through on any number of technologies that just take phenomenally high res data straight to the main processor and straight to the main RAM and ask, what do you want to do with it?” Sources said.
Next generation Xbox, that may be called as Xbox 720, will not be launched until 2013, as the reports suggested, and there will be two completely different versions of that Xbox. One of that will be set for family audience and could be the cheapest of the two versions and the second will be “more fully featured” with features of optical drive, hard disk and all the other hardcore decorations.