Gold Medal Olympian Michael Phelps loves coming in first. And in June, he’ll release the first realistic swimming Kinect game titled “Push the Limit.”
The game uses the Xbox 360 Kinect hands-free control sensor, and players must use proper technique to make a variety of stroke motions while standing up, in order to propel their character forward. Players must also master the diving motion, which involves bending down and then quickly springing upright.
To make “Push the Limit” as realistic as possible, the developers used used high-definition and high-speed cameras to capture Phelps’ own strokes. Players can then test their luck against a digital version of Phelps himself and see how they fare. But despite the outcome, there are no hard feelings here–the game features a tutorial from Phelps that walks players through the proper stroke, diving and turn techniques so you can keep practicing your virtual swimming techniques.
The game is currently unrated, and is slated for release June 2011.