Greenberg: “Kinect is more about the games than the tech”

Friday, 17th September 2010 17:35 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Aaron Greenberg has said the games shown at TGS this week for Kinect are just the second wave of titles for the new tech, and there’s a lot more out there waiting in the wings.

Speaking with Gamespot in the video interview below, Greenberg admits Microsoft could have put out a motion controller instead of Kinect, and why it went controller-free instead.

“We absolutely could have done a motion controller and that probably would have been the quickest way to market for us,” he said. “We felt like giving game developers a way to develop games with a whole new natural interface, with nothing to hold, no controller at all, is what is unique about Kinect.”

He goes on to chat about the games shown at E3, how there’s was a variety of racing, sports, and dancing games built for Kinect from the ground up; and how the second wave at TGS from Japanese developers are much different than what was shown at E3.

Greenberg also discussed some of the challenges developers faced with Kinect, stating that with any new technology, it’s always a bit challenging to develop games at a rapid pace.

“That has stabilized though”, he said, “which I think is nice. Now it’s how do we bring unique experiences and not takes experiences that were designed to be on a controller and just makes those controller free.

“So, what we’re seeing, even from the Japanese creators too, are things actually unique to Kinect and are things you couldn’t do with a controller.

“Kinect is more about the games than the tech. So know that essentially, all the top developers in the world have sensors and are working on games. So there’s a lot more waiting in the wings.”

Kinect launches in November.



  1. Erthazus


    #1 4 years ago
  2. Razor

    “Greenberg: “Kinect is more about the games than the tech””

    Yeah, because the technology isn’t in Kinect is it :D

    #2 4 years ago
  3. theevilaires

    XBOX exec makes an interview with two chics in bed

    SONY exec makes a porno with two chics in bed…

    Thats the difference! :D

    M$ talks the talk, SONY walks the walk

    NATAL < MOVE all day any day.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Night Hunter




    #4 4 years ago
  5. Quiiick

    NATAL x MOVE = PS4 + XB720


    #5 4 years ago

    Where are they then? lol. Because atm there all casual games which is ok, i just dont know how there going to get the tech to work with any fps at all. Unless its completely on rails and you point your finger to shoot. Kinect brings some new genres of games to the table, however it carnt provide in the most common, FPS

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Eregol

    MS man talks shit
    News at 11.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. SplatteredHouse

    At least now it becomes clear that only Gamespot were silly enough to give another opportunity to Greenberg.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. freedoms_stain

    How about some normal games ya prick?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. drewbles82

    What a lot of people seem to forget is for a good game that we like to play like Fallout, GTA, Call of duty, it takes an average of 2-3yrs to make. Kinect was only announced last year so all the rubbish ones come out first. Maybe in a year or 2, we will actually see something decent on there so id keep your money till then in which it should be easy to find on sale.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. LordCancer

    @10 heh how long has the wii been out exactly?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. stretch215

    theevilasshole = super Sony fanfag.

    #12 4 years ago

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