The industry should not “discount” Kinect and Move, says Rein

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 18:24 GMT

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Epic’s Mark Rein has said the industry should not “discount” Kinect and Move, as both Sony and Microsoft are doing “cool things” with Unreal Engine 3.

Speaking to GI.biz during last week’s GameHorizon conference, Rein feels that there’s more to Move and Kinect “that will eventually come into play.”

“Wait until you see what people are going to do with these things,” he said. “We’re involved tangentially in both technologies actually. The Kinect adventures game is Unreal Engine 3 and that sorcery game that Sony has, that’s also Unreal Engine 3. So we have Sony and Microsoft, first-party, both doing cool things with our technology and I wouldn’t discount anything.

He added: “There’s no doubt in my mind that Kinect is very much an experiment to see where they should go with this stuff. I mean, this device [a prototype Android tablet] has a camera. If you had the rest of the Kinect sensors on here, this’d be great. You could prop this down on a little stand, and play Dance Central right here.

“What would be wrong with propping this on the table and standing here in an environment with friends and doing a dance?”

During the GameHorizon conference, Rein also stated should mobile phones eventually double in power, a game as detailed as Gears could be played on one.

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