There's good news, and bad. The good news is that a new Nyko accessory
(the Zoom) will be shipping on August 23rd, and it aims to reduce the
amount of room you need for Microsoft's Kinect
to pick up moves
effectively. As it stands, you need around 10' of space for it to work
properly. But the Zoom cuts down on that space requirement by zooming
in, in theory, and modifying the Kinect bar via a hardware add-on. That
probably sounds great for those who live in 1-bedroom apartments, but
here's the rub.
Microsoft isn't endorsing it. In fact, the company's making a slight
case against it. Reportedly, Microsoft has come out to say that they
won't support any modification to the Kinect sensor bar, despite this
being a simple clip-on product. It's only 29.99, so for those with
cramped quarters it may be worth taking the risk. But just know that
reducing the amount of required space by 40% may indeed cost you. Decisions, decisions...