Microsoft's Kinect Joy Ride is one of the first retail releases for Xbox 360 to use the Kinect hands-free accessory system. The kart-style racing game is played through a controller-free interface that can sense motion, detect gestures, and pick up spoken commands. Virtual drivers steer and make their cars jump and slide by leaning, hopping, and twisting their bodies in front of the Kinect three-dimensional sensor device. A cooperative "Co-pilot" mode allows players to race as a team, and online competition for up to eight is available through Xbox Live. The exaggerated-action racing takes place through six powered-up courses in three themed worlds.