DICE (the developers of the upcoming Battlefield 4) are investigating the use of Kinect to track head movement and to peek and lean during the game. The news comes in a Q&A with DICE over at Xbox Wire.
Check out the excerpt from below:
How will a new generation of hardware impact/change/revolutionize the future of your title/gaming?
I think time will tell as we’re just getting our hands and creative thinking around what these new platforms can do. In “Battlefield 4,” we’re pushing in every way that we can. Through SmartGlass, Xbox players will be able to view the overhead map during multiplayer matches and take advantage of the second screen. Also, with Kinect, we’re looking into features that enhance the controls including peeking and leaning and tracking head movement as well as incorporating voice commands.
Now I am no Battlefield expert but I am fairly sure this is not what people want. People can take that game very seriously and I do not think that motion controls will help in anyway. Maybe DICE should encourage Microsoft to make a deal with the Oculus Rift people and therefore the head-tracking could become very effective. I understand that most companies are being heavily encouraged to include parts of the game that work with Kinect but if it gives the player no advantage then I don’t see the point.
Who knows, maybe DICE will perfect it and it will be a valuable asset to any players arsenal. Until then though, I don’t think it is necessary at all. Let me know in the comments what you think of this news? Ridiculous or revolutionary?