EA will deliver Kinect’s voice and motion control in more of the publishers titles moving forward, EA Sports boss Andrew Wilson has confirmed.
Speaking with MCV, Wilson discussed EA Sport’s strategy going forward and that there is always room for adding in Kinect features, as well as the possibility of making sports titles controlled entirely with the device.
“I think that there are opportunities for both,” WIlson explained, “Certainly when we embarked on using Kinect for FIFA and Madden, we sat down and watched people play our games. The same when we put Kinect into Tiger Woods, we sat and watched people play our games.”
“In Tiger everyone always wanted to swing, the Wii, Move and Kinect gave you that opportunity. It was natural. It enhanced the experience. It was how we wanted to play. You want to swing and feel like you’re Tiger on the first tee.
“When we looked at people playing FIFA and Madden, what we noticed was that they screamed at the screen a lot. A lot. They were pushing the buttons, and simultaneously shouting commands, almost at themselves. It felt like a natural transition for us to make that screaming mean something. I’m actually really excited about what we’ve done.”
“I think when people heard about Kinect they thought it was all about motion but voice control is profound and changes the way you play. So in terms of ‘will that be seen in more games?’, yeah I think it will, because most gamers are shouting at the screen for some reason. When we look at the future, we see that as big an opportunity as we as do motion control.”
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