A Kinect-less Xbox One bundle would be a REAL SHAME, according to Kinect Sports Rivals executive Producer Danny Isaac. In a recent interview to our friend at GameSpot, Isaac stated that Kinect makes Xbox One games development more diverse.
“I love that there’s loads of services coming in” said Isaac. “Cloud-based services, and Xbox Live has done a fantastic job, and as we’re getting more integrated with other systems as well. I think that’s going to open stuff up. Obviously the controller is great, traditionally, but I think they’ve done a really good job on [Xbox One]. Second screen? I don’t think we’ve got [SmartGlass] quite right yet, but again you can really start to see these things treading together and opening up opportunities, and now having a microphone and camera.”
“20 years ago, I’d have a team that would be going crazy if they had this kind of technology, now we have it and people are like, well, I don’t want it, I just want my controller and my screen. It would be a real shame if we lost items like that” he added.
When Issac was asked to comment on those who attack Kinect technology, he replied: “There will always be people who don’t like what you do. I will always find these console wars really funny as well, personally I have a Wii U, a PS4, and an Xbox 360 and an Xbox One under my TV at home. If you are a real gamer, you get everything. You want to see everything, you want to experience all these different innovations. I just like to experience games. There’s always something somewhere, whether it’s on PC, mobile, or main console, which broadens my horizons and makes me a better game maker.”
Mandatory Kinect with Xbox One for a price of $499 has been slammed by both critics and gaming community, and on top of that we have not yet seen a dedicated Kinect push games for Xbox One, just take an example of Kinect Sports Rivals, it will launch on April 8.
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