Sega pledges Kinect support “going forward”

By Johnny Cullen, Monday, 20 June 2011 12:14 GMT

Sega West CEO Mike Hayes has confirmed the company remains dedicated as a whole to Kinect, giving its full backing to the motion controller.

He said to GI that it would incorporate the camera into its games for the foreseeable future.

“On Kinect we’ve definitely bought into that with what Microsoft has been saying, they’ve done a great job on Kinect, so we’ve got Rise Of Nightmares exclusively on it, and we’re using Kinect functionality in our games going forward. So it’s ticked a lot of boxes,” said Hayes.”

On the announcements of PS VIta and Wii U, Hayes said that they both provided talking points during E3, saying “anything that’s new is good.”

“We’ve given a lot of support to Vita. I think we’re the only playable third party code on the stand actually, Virtua Tennis 4. And we gave a commitment to Sony quite a while ago that we would support Vita, and you’ll see a lot more announcements on that over the coming months,” he said.

“And as you know, Sega’s reasonably close to Nintendo, so again, we had the first look on Wii U. With Aliens: Colonial Marines we’ve actually been using the controller, but because we were the only third party that has something working it was decided not show that, quite rightly.”

Full interview is here.

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