Free Kinect App Launches This Week On Xbox Live
A free Xbox Live app will automatically tally the amount of calories gamers have burned in Dance Central 2, Kinect Star Wars, Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 and other Kinect-enabled titles - unlocking avatar rewards and achievements as we cumulatively increase our score. Social features and daily challenges will goad players into getting involved, and of course, there's a dynamic advert in the bottom-right corner. According to Major Nelson, Kinect PlayFit is already available Stateside, and will likely arrive in Europe tomorrow as part of the Xbox Live content update.
Will achievements and avatar stuff encourage us to keep fit? We're not sure, but either way, it's nice to see Kinect owners getting some free stuff, and given another reason to dust off the powerful yet under-used peripheral.