Mikhailov: Move’s Star Wars game will “be damn better than Kinect could ever do”

By Johnny Cullen, Thursday, 25 November 2010 13:48 GMT

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Sony R&D bod Anton Mikhailov has hit out at Kinect’s abillity to deliver a proper Star Wars title with the tech.

Microsoft unveiled a Star Wars title for Kinect back at E3, with Kinect boss Kudo Tsunoda dating it for Christmas 2011 at the start of the month.

But Mikhailov came out punching against the motion-free tech, saying the wand-like device can do better with Star Wars.

“I’m usually not very aggressive, but I will say it’ll [Move’s Star Wars game] be damn better than Kinect could ever do,” Mikhailov told Eurogamer.

“There’s no way Kinect can do a good lightsaber game. Just never. Unless they give you a stick. If they give you a stick then they can do OK, but then they’re going to ruin their whole no controller motto.

“I’ve seen the demo but it’s so scripted, and wasn’t it like, faked?”

In actuality, Sony hasn’t actually announced a Star Wars title for Move so far, nor has IP owner LucasArts. So has Mikhailov spilt his load on something before its time?

“I’m not in the product planning division so unfortunately I can’t tell you much more about that. But technologically it’s 100 per cent feasible.”

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