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Will Mass Effect 3 adopt Kinect?

Bioware says camera could create greater immersion in series

Bioware has revealed that it finds the idea of Kinect support in Mass Effect-type games "really interesting" - and that it is optimistic over the use of the device in future hardcore games.

Microsoft is yet to unveil any hardcore titles for the motion-sensing peripheral, which will launch in November.

However, Bioware boss Greg Zeschuk said that the idea of using hybrid controls - with Kinect working in tandem with a pad - was one which is was keen to "explore".

"The new motion controls are very interesting and quite powerful," he told GamesIndustry.biz. "Phase one of those is the dancing, fitness and party games, the sword-swinging games.

"The next phase is where it gets really interesting when developers like us can tear it all down and ask: 'What can we actually do in a game like Mass Effect?' Can we create a greater sense of immersion during conversations by using gestures?

"I think we probably could and I think that's where we'll explore. We're not going to do a party game, we're not going to do Dance Dance Krogan for Mass Effect. The reality is it's going to have a really positive impact.

"There's that impediment of a controller but hardcore gamers are never going to give that up. It might be nice to see a hybrid of a controller used with additional gesture on the side for immersive elements. So we'll see it go from family entertainment and then broaden out."

[ SOURCE: GamesIndustry ]

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