Microsoft denies'Kinect hacked' reports

"Kinect for Xbox 360 has not been hacked in any way," says MS

A Microsoft rep has issued a statement dismissing reports that its motion-sensing camera bar, Kinect, has been hacked with Windows on PC.

Numerous reports of the device being "hacked" emerged after videos of the device being used on Windows 7 on PC hit the net. They show the Kinect's camera feed being displayed on the screen, as well as its internal tilt sensors tracked and motor being controlled - all with Windows (video below).

But MS is touchy with the use of the term "hacked". A rep told GameSpot: "Kinect for Xbox 360 has not been hacked - in any way," adding: "as the software and hardware that are part of Kinect for Xbox 360 have not been modified."

They go on to explain: "What has happened is someone has created drivers that allow other devices to interface with the Kinect for Xbox 360." Makes sense.

MS warns you against messing with Kinect, however: "The creation of these drivers, and the use of Kinect for Xbox 360 with other devices, is unsupported. We strongly encourage customers to use Kinect for Xbox 360 with their Xbox 360 to get the best experience possible."

[ SOURCE: Gamespot ]