Microsoft Corp. this week demonstrated Kinect Star Wars for the Xbox 360 this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV.

The Pod Race demonstration level offered gesture-based controls to facilitate vehicle turns and power boosts.

Users hold their arms straight out towards the screen and pull back on the left arm to turn left and back on the right arm to turn right. A longer pull back will determine the sharpness of each turn.

When the power meter is full, users pull straight back towards their chest to execute a boost.

All of the gesture-controls were accurate and in seconds it felt like second-nature to take sharp canyon turns and boost past the competition.

Another extra is the ability to wave off pesky creatures that can grab onto the pod engines. Users simply deploy a brush off gesture with either hand to watch the enemies fly off.

The demonstration build offered 3D graphics though passive glasses for an impressive effect. The frames-per-second is estimated to hover between 30 and 60 in the preview.

The final game will include a range of motion-based gaming, from pod racing to lightsaber battles.

Kinect Star Wars and the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars Bundle will be sold in 2012.

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