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MS: Kinect/controller hybrid games on the way

Kinect creator Alex Kipman promises hybrid games already exist

Alex Kipman, Microsoft's director of incubation and creator of Kinect has said games that utilise both the controller and Kinect at the same time exist, and are well on their way.

"We'll continue to have controller-only games. We love controller-free games, we love Kinect experiences and we'll continue to grow our set of those as well. What we haven't really talked about, but exist, are hybrid games," Kipman told GI.biz.

"Games that are using the controller, which we know and love, and pieces, if not all, of the Kinect experiences to again make those experiences more immersive, more fun and more emotionally connected."

Kipman reinforces his opinion of the controller being a huge barrier between games and the gamer - a barrier that Kinect breaks down. "Our world is a world that's trying to turn that on its head. A world that starts to say, 'hey, I can make you the centre of this experience'. I can create technology which fundamentally understands you. I can switch from you having to understand technology to technology understanding all of us."

[ SOURCE: GI.biz ]

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