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Yesterday, a NeoGAF member by the name of IdeaMan posted some new information concerning the Wii U development kits. He says this is pertaining to the Revision 4 | SDK 2 package.

Hit the jump for more information!

Supposedly, as of January/February 2012, some of the features shown at E3 are still not available to developers. These features included the DRC camera, developments related to the facial recognition and the camera. For example: the ability to track the player’s head, take video recordings, and make video calls.

According to IdeaMan, at least some of these features have been available to developers as early as February of this year. This is still relatively close to the E3 2012 date, however, and he states that if developers include these features in their E3 demonstrations, they will most likely not fully utilize the features because of the lack of time to develop for them.

To see the full post of the rumors, head on over to NeoGAF here. Remember that these are rumors and speculations, and none of this has been confirmed by Nintendo or other software developers. 

Source: NeoGAF (via GoNintendo)

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  • metalink666

    Maybe it tracks your head so you can move the in-game camera by moving your head. That would be rad.

    • Jeff

      theres the next motion plus! you can play skyward sword with your head instead of the wiimote! comes with a free neckbrace

    • Craig

      Technically, Kinect does that already – but did you know that Microsoft got the idea from the DSi 😛 The DSi could track where parts of you were and movements by a shadow map (not official terminology)… It basically tracks your shadow basically in a special type of map. The 3DS has advanced camera tracking (used in Face Raiders and Mii Maker) but not many people utilize it and it's a waste. I loved WarioWare Snapped! (Think that was the title), it was awesome on DSi… Which is why the next generation 3DS is super powerful, more than Wii (other than polygon count) – yet people forget about some awesome things that can be done with it's cameras and less-known functions.

  • Craig

    I think they're still working on the camera aspect and the facial recognition… They've been concentrating on the rest, so it makes sense that the smallest outer components come last.

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