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

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

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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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  1. Freek

    “Please don’t dismiss the thing I have a commerical stake in.”

    #1 4 years ago
  2. itwa5medicks

    If its more than $60-75 it will FLOP!

    Why? Because I’m middle class and know how people shop. Most people’s credit is cut off that I know and thats how they afforded toys like these.

    The companies will prob just end up giving it away in packages looking like future sega’s.

    It looks like microsoft is putting more eggs into their basket than sony.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. itwa5medicks

    If they can make a A++++ game that makes these peripherals essential and make a combo pack for $100, I could see huge sales.

    Why these companies decided to do this tight walk in the first place is beyond me. Most real gamers view the wii as fad BASED on the motion control.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. mojo

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

    Well, thats an easy one:
    standing here in an environment with friends and doing a dance!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. frostquake

    Still Nowhere No How Convinced…FAIL!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. GitForceGemini

    Retailers should discount it, though.

    #6 4 years ago