Do you like the Kinect? Well you better start doing so or else you might not like what’s coming!
In an interview Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft Game Studios, said that they would like to put Kinect support into all of their games from now on. He says: “I will say, specifically with voice, that there are some things that just seem to make navigating and playing games so much easier, that I would guess the answer will be yes in the end, that you’ll see all first-party games using some form of Kinect functionality.
Whether it’s voice in Forza or head-tracking in Forza, which you wouldn’t say is somehow turning the Forza gameplay experience on it’s head. Rather, it’s just using the advantages of what Kinect brings to make the experience better. So I think there’s some specific examples where Kinect makes everything better.”
As he so strongly mentions Forza I’m assuming we will be seeing “some form” of Kinect being used in that series’ next installation. Naturally, they won’t go and just make Kinect mandatory for playing their games but it does seem like they’re really trying to push that thing.
Let’s see where it goes.