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Infinity Ward sees “a lot of potential” pertaining to Kinect controls in future Call of Duty titles

Tuesday, 10th September 2013 20:48 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Call of Duty: Ghosts will support Kinect controls when it comes to navigating the menus and other UI related items, but Infinity Ward’s Mark Rubin has said he would like to “explore” using Kinect for more in-game actions as there is a lot of “potential for voice in the game”.

Speaking with OXM, Rubin said the team is “doing some stuff,” with Kinect but is not ready to discuss anything particular just yet.

“It’s mostly menu stuff, so you can work all the menus with Kinect – that’s a big thing that Microsoft’s pushing,” he said. “We need to see where it goes before we jump into it.

“We’ve never really been the company that thinks it has to be first in the line for tech. It’s the tortoise and the hare thing, and we’d rather be the tortoise, take our time on the tech and make sure it’s right. So we haven’t jumped into that yet, but some really interesting things came up, some interesting ideas – especially the voice, there’s a lot of potential for voice in the game, and I’m hoping we can explore that.

“Whether it makes it into this game, I’m not a 100% sure, but definitely in the future I think there’s some really cool stuff there.”

Call of Duty: Ghosts launches on November 5 worldwide on PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360. It will also be a launch title for PS4 on November 15 and on Xbox One on November 22.

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  1. melonbuster1

    Meaning now that it’s in every box we can support it. Knowing that everyone who has a xbox1 will try it and like it

    #1 8 months ago
  2. bradk825

    Squad command with Kinect would be pretty cool if done right. Calling in support, things like that.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. MadFlavour

    This might be interesting if not for the fact that infinity ward are a shitty bunch of hacks that are coasting on the reputation of work they had no part in. Imagine if the Beatles all died in a plane crash or broke up and some record exec with rights to their name just decided to replace them all. That’s what infinity ward is now. The beatles by name, one direction by nature. Or COD4 by name, MW3 by nature.

    #3 7 months ago
  4. pcbros

    @1 – “…now that it’s in every box we can support it.”

    I’m glad Microsoft stuck to it’s guns on this one. Now we get to see developers use it.

    #4 7 months ago
  5. xxJPRACERxx

    @4 Exactly!

    #5 7 months ago
  6. Major Mayhem 70

    I believe if a developer makes use of the Kinect with some type of ground breaking application it could be a major game changer. The Kinect is in every box, just need a damn good reason to turn it on and keep it on. Having Infinty Ward thinking and working on some ideas for the Kinect is an excellent start.

    The personnel at Infinity Ward may have changed but I put the fault on Activision not Infinity. The good thing is the quality of the COD franchise hasn’t suffered. COD is still the “Madden” or “FIFA” (whichever floats your boat) of FPS.

    #6 7 months ago
  7. Major Mayhem 70

    Trey Arch isn’t too shabby themselves!

    #7 7 months ago