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

Thursday, 7th 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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  1. Razor

    What could this mean?!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Lewis247

    This is exactly what kinect needs! I’m sick and tired of people slagging off kinect, the device is capable of so much yet becuase of the lack luster titles released so far it’s no wonder it isn’t getting the respect it deserves! More big game companies need to get on it and show us exactly how awesome kinect is.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Ge0force

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

    I guess this guy hasn’t read any game forums after E3 last month. Really, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with Kinect, the technology works and is fun in dance, fitness and party games. But the input is too limited for core games, so they should stop telling otherwise. On-rails games and “marking” enemies instead of aiming have nothing to so with core gaming.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. manamana

    ^ he didnt talk about core. He said people love Kinect. Makes a huge difference.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. farhad23

    yeah thats how M$ improves game industry !!
    7 years ago they gave us UT2004 !! one of the best hardcore shooters even until now and nowadays they are dying to give us some crap to dance with
    GREAT !!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Gadzooks!

    #5

    You mean Epic, not MS I presume.

    Epic, who this year will again release a class leading hardcore shooter.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. manamana

    ^ thx for clearing this up, Gadzooks! :-D

    #7 3 years ago
  8. farhad23

    at 6
    no you didn’t get it
    Epic was EPIC before falling love in M$ ass (money)
    they were working on UT3 till M$ appeared and Geow became their major title so they pissed on UT3 and …

    for gods sake dont tell me you mean GeoW is a hardcore shooter
    its a peace of crap comparing to UT franchise
    Epic is no longer Epic

    #8 3 years ago