According to Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer, all future first party games from the Redmond giants will include some sort of Kinect support – even Halo Anniversary, the recently confirmed HD remake of the first Halo: Combat Evolved. This has left many, including me, scratching their heads, wondering â€œwhy?â€
I’ll admit I love Kinect; it’s great technology with some rather interesting applications. I’m just not sure it’s all that cut out to be a gaming peripheral, and Microsoft seems to be a little lost as to what to do with the product; do they keep on dishing out casual mass market fluff, or really put their attention on the core?
â€œCore focus for us in our press briefing this year with Kinect actually came from two sides,â€ Spencer said to Gamespot during an E3 interview. â€œAs a first-party, we believe that Kinect will be important to all genres of games, be it racing games with Forza, combat games like Ryse. Even games like Halo Anniversary has Kinect integration.â€
What theâ€¦? Why? Furthering my believe that MS just has very little real idea of their future plans for Kinect, Spencer said :
â€œThe interesting thing with the amount of original content that creators came to the show with – things like what Mass Effect did, Ghost Recon – we didn’t know that was going to be on our stage when we started our E3 planning.â€
Source : Gamespot UK
Last Updated: June 20, 2011