Microsoft said it will block software developer ThriXXX from releasing its newly revealed Kinect software on the Xbox 360 console.
A video surfaced on YouTube earlier this week showing a demo of the software, which allows players to use hand gestures, voice commands, and objects to simulate sexual acts. ThriXXX, open since 2003, traditionally creates “3D animated interactive sex games” for PC.
“Recent events in the Kinect Hacker community and the Open Sourcing of device drivers have enabled the Kinect device to be used directly from connected PC’s operating on Windows 7,” ThriXXX said. “The Kinect interface provides another exciting interface option for users of the sex simulation software to control the experience in extraordinary new ways!
Microsoft responded saying this software would never pass certification, so don’t expect these types of games to hit console anytime soon.
“This isn’t the first example of a technology being used in ways not intended by its manufacturer, and it won’t be the last,” a spokesperson said in a statement. “Microsoft did not authorize or license its technology for this use.”
“Xbox is a family friendly games and entertainment console and does not allow Adults Only (AO) content to be certified for use on its platform, and would not condone this type of game for Kinect.”
Thrixxx said the software is currently in alpha stages and hopes to add optional Kinect support to its PC sex games in 2011.