Microsoft denies Kinect quadrupling

Microsoft has denied that it will be issuing a Kinect firmware update capable of “quadrupling” the platform’s accuracy.

The rumors – which originated from an unnamed source speaking to EuroGamer – suggested that Kinect’s 320×240 resolution limit would be increased to 640×480, thereby allowing it to detect subtle finger movement and hand rotation.

However, an MS spokesperson told CVG that such reports were utterly and “completely unsubstantiated.”

“We’re constantly working to expand and improve on experiences for Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE. [Nevertheless], this rumor is completely unsubstantiated.

“[Really], we couldn’t be more pleased with the [current] fidelity of the technology. Clearly, consumers agree – given [that] we sold more than 2.5 million units around the world in the first 25 days Kinect was on the market.”