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Child of Eden creator: Kinect technology getting better “every day”

Thursday, 22nd July 2010 04:40 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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It’s sort of funny that, when a new technology enters the fast lane of our sometimes incredibly fickle industry, about five minutes are spent pondering what it can do, while another five hundred are spent railing on what it can’t. Such seems to be the case with Kinect, which we nearly mistook for a series of delicious meats, considering how many times it’s been skewered and flamed.

Child of Eden creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi, however, sees things differently. Kinect, he says, is only in its infancy, but it’s getting better all the time.

“Every day the technology and software improves, so we’re constantly tuning it,” he told CVG. “Nothing is optimal at the beginning of a new technology, but it’s been getting better and better the more we work with it.”

So, if Kinect’s so fresh out of the oven that it still needs time to cool, why work with it? Why not wait until it’s sensitive enough to detect individual eyelash movements? Mizuguchi explained:

“I really love working with new technology and seeing what sort of experience we can create around it. The [Kinect] technology happened to be the first one we got our hands on, so we wanted to see how it could work with Child of Eden.”

Mizuguchi and co. are still mulling over Move support, he added.

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12 Comments

  1. jiykong

    Its just a wii without a controller.

    My bet is that Microsoft’s going to realize their mistake of going no controller and try tack on a controller like Move.

    Either way, the wii’s wayy too far ahead on the market to play catch up.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Kuwabara

    i love having a controller and looking at it when i go to pick it up, then putting it away, or cleaning it. people want to be able to hold something in their hand when playing. u take the controller away , u take part of the experience away

    #2 4 years ago
  3. JimFear666

    indeed sooner or later they will add a controler to kinect… i cant immagine to play a game like a shooter or an action game without a controller.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Kaufer

    @2 Well, child of eden won’t take it away from you. They said it from the start that its still compatible with regular xbox and dualshock controllers.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Dannybuoy

    Yeah I love cleaning my controller too…… WTF?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. frostquake

    Wait Wait Wait…The Technology is Improving…How is that possible, these were being Mass produced like 6 months ago to go to market…so the Technology is set in stone until Kinect 1.5 or 2.0 come out

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Crysis

    They mean software for it, u can have the best hardware in the world, would not matter without the software

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Mattigan

    @2 You do realise that kinect and the normal 360 controller are not mutually exclusive means of interacting with a game, don’t you?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Axelander

    “And I also love the millions of dollars Microsoft gives me for saying these things!”

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Boris Fett

    @9 Or maybe he just genuinely likes the technology.

    Tetsuya Mizuguchi is many things, but he’s hardly a sell-out. Just at the games he’s created, for Christ sake. Nor is he a millionaire.

    Seeing this game in motion was one of a number of titles that really sold me on the potential for Kinect, and its one of a number of titles that has convinced me to invest in buying the device.

    I’ll be busy enjoying some unique and inventive approaches to gaming while every other “hardcore” gamer is busy being a cynical fanboy. Lighten up and just enjoy the hobby.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Axelander

    Well I don’t what’s so OMFG about Child of Eden with Kinect. To me, the way you play it is the same with browsing the menus on Xbox also using Kinect. You just point with your hand at the things you need to shoot and Voila!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. sennasnit

    have you seen this Move video?
    http://kotaku.com/5593207/try-not-to-care-about-echochrome-ii-after-watching-this

    #12 4 years ago

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