An unnamed BBC programmer has revealed this week that the delays in rolling out the new next-generation Xbox One BBC iPlayer application have been due to the Xbox One’s Kinect motion controller.
Originally the BBC iPlayer application for the new Xbox One games console was expected to be available shortly after its launch back in November 2013, but the delays are due to incompatibility with Microsoft’s Kinect gesture control sensor.
The unnamed BBC programmer explains: “We can’t seem to get it working; it [the Kinect sensor] is causing a major development headache for the team,”
The report of the incompatibility comes from the gaming site Ultimate Gaming Paradise, who described the integration of Microsoft’s enhanced Kinect motion sensor as the major issue holding back the release of the BBC iPlayer app on Microsoft’s new Xbox One console. A BBC spokesperson explained:
“BBC iPlayer is already available to audiences on over 1000 devices and platforms in the UK. Whilst we are working to bring BBC iPlayer to Xbox One in the future, we have no further details to share at this time,”
Xbox One gamers patiently waiting for the BBC iPlayer application to launch will probably have to wait until April 2014 for the release of the new application, the unnamed BBC programmer has explained.
Source: Guardian : Ultimate Gaming Paradise