Bleszinski hits out at Kinect criticism: “If you don’t like it, don’t play it”

Tuesday, 7 June 2011 12:32 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Epic design boss Cliff Bleszinski has hit out at those criticising Kinect at an after-conference event from Microsoft at E3.

At the event, Bleszinski said it was simple: if it’s not your thing, don’t go for it.

“If there gamers out there that are weird about it, like, what’s the problem? If you don’t like it, don’t play it,” Bleszinski said at a behind closed doors developer session from Microsoft following its press conference last night (via EG).

“I had an interesting conversation where one of the PR people pulled me aside and was like, ‘It has come to our attention that you might not like Kinect.’ I’m like, ‘does anybody read my Twitter feed? I went to the fucking launch of it in New York.’ I love it.

Bleszisnki continued: “This is so strange. It’s Move that I dog on all the time. I don’t want to hold the two goofy-looking aeroplane-coming-in things, right? Less plastic on my coffee table as far as I’m concerned is a good thing.”

On the subject of Kinect integration for Gears 3, Bleszinski said that if it did end up adding something, it would be tacked on considering the development timetable.

“If we were to get around to doing something Kinect-based, we would want to dedicate something to it and really knock it out the park and make it a Kinect game.”

Bleszinski noted his love for Kinect Fun Labs during the same event, saying he loves the recently-announced tools.