Epic “dying to be a part of” Kinect line-up

Thursday, 7 July 2011 01:16 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Mark Rein has said Epic is “dying” to be a part of the next batch of Kinect games.

“People love Kinect,” the Epic Games leader told OXM.

“I’m really happy to see this second generation of Kinect games show up, see that they’re still going strong and that people have lots of cool and amazing ideas for them.

“So yeah, we’re dying to be a part of that.”

As Rein pointed out, Epic’s Unreal Engine has already been utilised to make Kinect titles, including the very first one, Kinect Adventures.

“Unreal is just a great technology for doing that sort of stuff,” Rein said. “Kinect Fun Labs is a great example.

“Everybody goes: ‘Woah, you can make a shooter with Unreal’. Clearly you can make something that’s not a shooter with Unreal, there’s the best example there. And you can hook it up with all kinds of cool technology of your own and do something impressive.”

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