Valiant Hearts may use Kinect dog mechanics, suggests Ubisoft

By Dave Cook, Thursday, 12 September 2013 12:07 GMT

Valiant Hearts: The Great War was a surprise reveal this week, running on Ubisoft’s lovely UbiArt Framework engine. It features a dog, and at one point the game had Kinect features that allowed you to whistle to it. While it was removed, Ubisoft suggests that the game could yet use Microsoft’s device in some manner.

If you missed the game’s lavish trailer and initial details, you can play catch-up here.

Speaking with OXM, Ubisoft Montreal development director Adrian Lacey was asked if some sort of dog-stroking mechanic on the PS4 touch-pad would be a good idea. He laughed then replied, “I don’t know, I suppose maybe Kinect will have something – I think you can whistle. We did a thing where you could [whistles] and he comes. Which was kind of cool. I don’t know if that will stay, we’ll see. It worked when I looked at it, so…”

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War hits PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2014.

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