The Evil Within’s Mikami intrigued by Kinect and Xbox One’s controller tech

Thursday, 1st August 2013 13:43 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Evil Within’s Shinji Mikami has said in the latest issue of OXM he is really interested in the possibilities of both Kinect and the rumble motors in Xbox One’s triggers.

The Tango Gameworks boss seems particularly interested in how Kinect can capture facial expressions.

“If the new sensor is accurate enough to capture people’s facial expressions, then we could be able to utilize it,” said Mikami. “That’s something I’d maybe like to use at some point.”

While he said he doesn’t have a specific idea for using the rumble in the Xbox One controller just yet, he feels it’s a “new way to touch the player.”

“I don’t have a specific idea for that at the moment, but I should be able to utilize it,” he said. “Fingers are very, very sensitive, so it’s a good feature.”

Knowing Mikami, whatever he eventually does with the tech, will probably delight his fans and fans of horror.

The Evil Within is coming to PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2014.



  1. Kreion

    I’m happy to see some serious developers talking an interest in the Kinect 2.0, hopefully this might lead to some more interesting applications of the system.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. bradk825

    He feels it’s a new way to touch the player.

    Be careful Bro, the player could be under 18.

    @1 Yeah, it’s nice to see some devs starting to think about what they can use it for. Besides very basic voice commands.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. melonbuster1

    Well I hope this will be like a director’s cut.. with all the ways he wants to go and now he could

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Vylsith

    Substitute Evil Within for Rise of Nightmares and it’s like deja vu! =D

    #4 1 year ago

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