Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) recently filed a new patent that is reportedly designed for the upcoming Xbox 720 game console of the company. Some patents are not given approval and there are times when they offer different results from what the companies initially intended the patent to offer. The latest patent filing of Microsoft for the Xbox 720 is reportedly linked to the use of biometrics to allow the game console to recognize the users.
However this function would require some factors to be considered like the way the controller of the Xbox 720 is held and the length of the fingers of the user. These will be some of the factors that the device will identify the user of the reported Xbox 720. Some industry watchers even speculated that users can use this feature to allow them to log in automatically into Xbox Live through the reported Xbox 720 game console.
With this biometrics feature on the upcoming game console of Microsoft, it may be possible to do away with user names and passwords since users will only have to hold the controller to allow them to sign in. The patent filing may also allow the easy use of the Kinect motion-detection system.
However since the patent was only filed recently, it may take some time before the technology is actually integrated into the reported Xbox 720 game console. It may be years before gaming enthusiasts will be able to use such a feature on the game console. It may also be possible for such a technology not to be integrated into the upcoming game console of Microsoft.
However if it will indeed be integrated into the reported Xbox 720, it will give the company another feature that will give them the advantage over its competitors in the game console industry, which is currently experiencing a decline.