EA SportsÂ announced last month that EA Sports Active 2 was in development for Kinect on the Xbox 360, and will be available in North America on November 16. TheÂ EAÂ Sports ActiveÂ 2 console-based fitness programs will deliver true fitness results with an innovative heart rate monitor, wireless tracking, as well as a new online hub to track and share workout data.
Delivering EA Sports ActiveÂ 2 on Kinect for Xbox 360 is a natural fit for fitness and the ability to track full body movement will create a fluid workout experience that delivers real results,â€ says Andrew Wilson, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Development,Â EAÂ Sports.Â â€œIt is the perfect complement to ourÂ EAÂ Sports Active suite of fitness products and is indicative of our commitment to deliver new experiences for new audiences. Weâ€™re excited to expand on the top rated fitness franchise on the market.
KinectÂ for Xbox 360 tracks full body movement with true 1:1 motion that will register exercises never before possible and create seamless workout experiences, without ever having to use a controller. Users will have complete freedom of motion for a deeper, more effective workout, similar to the experience of the EA Sports ActiveÂ 2Â Total Body Tracking system on the PlayStation 3 and Wii that uses wireless motion sensors in leg and arm straps.
Unique toÂ KinectÂ for Xbox 360, users will have the ability to navigate workouts with voice and gesture recognition, which allows for a seamless, fluid workout experience. Included in the packaging is the innovative EA Sports ActiveÂ heart rate monitor that provides constant on-screen monitoring, allowing users to capture intensity and optimize performance over time.
Additionally usersÂ will also have the ability to download new workouts and exercises to their Xbox 360 console through Xbox Live to keep their workouts fresh.