Sega Thinks Kinect Has More Potential

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Although Microsoft’s Kinect was really the star of their show at E3 2010, the technology had many doubters. Many critics thought that while Kinect can track your whole body, It limits the amount of control you actually have over the gameplay itself. For example, in some games you do not get to control your characters movements, just their actions. SEGA West president Mike Hays has expressed his thoughts on Kinect however, stating that he believes that Kinect will receive more sophisticated games a year from now.

“My guess is when we’re at E3 next year, more of the features of Kinect will be in use by developers,” he said. “I think you’ll find more clever and sophisticated applications then.

“We’re not going to be able to develop something [for the hardcore] in under a year, which is frankly what we’ve had”.

The Sega president even went on to say how Sega has interest in porting (though he used the word reinventing) previous Wii games to Move and Kinect.

“We want to do more clever things on it – create original ways of using it, rather than just taking existing ideas and not just doing the same thing,” said Hays. “Having said that, of course, with the success that we’ve had with Wii, there are a lot of motion games we would like to reinvent for Move and Kinect.

“We’ve got one good idea and hopefully something will be out the back end of next year, perhaps early 2012, which we think will use the aspects of Kinect a lot more originally and in a more sophisticated way.”

I guess this is something we all saw coming months ago; expect a lot of cheap ports especially for the Move as it is very similar to the Wii as it is. It will surly be interesting to see how they port these Wii games over to the Kinect.

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