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Destiny may use Xbox One Kinect or PS4 touch-pad, Bungie suggests

Thursday, 31st October 2013 10:51 GMT By Dave Cook

Destiny developer Bungie is currently tinkering away with Microsoft’s new Kinect sensor and Sony’s DualShock 4 touch-pad, and it seems like the studio may have plans for them both.

Speaking with Desti-Nation, community manager David Dague was quizzed about whether or not the team was exploring both control options and replied, “Certainly, We have next gen dev kits in the studio. We are playing with them and seeing what these new systems have to provide. You’ll understand those plans once you get the controller in your hand, until then it’s all a matter of development.”

Curious. The above almost reads like a nod and a wink doesn’t it? But don’t treat it as gospel however.

OXM suggests that the line about having controllers in your hand could pertain to Destiny having some form of hybrid motion and analogue features.

Speaking of which, what do you think Bungie could do with the tech to make Destiny more immersing? Let us know what you think below.

Meanwhile, you can check out my epic Destiny interview with Bungie here.

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3 Comments

  1. VibraniumSpork

    How about the PS4 Camera? Somebody, please use that badboy for *something*!

    #1 12 months ago
  2. bradk825

    One thing that springs to mind is throwing grenades, which would free up a button for something else. On Kinect, a tossing motion with your hand. On the PS4, a quick upward swype on the touchpad.

    For both, you could even have it use the same speed and angle of throw that you displayed with your own hand/finger.

    #2 12 months ago
  3. Playmaker

    I’m getting XB1 and I don’t want to use Kinect for anything but non-gaming features like Snap etc. I’d prefer to use the DS4 touch pad

    #3 12 months ago

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