How Big of A Role Will Kinect Play in the Xbox 720?

When Microsoft announced the Kinect, the motion-gaming peripheral that requires no controller to work, it was celebrated by the mainstream and hardcore alike for its unique functionality.

Since then, Microsoft has delivered enhanced features, but for the vast majority of gamers, it has become a bit of a novelty. Sure, it’s a neat way to command the Xbox or shout some orders in games, but beyond that, it delivers little value to the average person trying to sit down, relax, and enjoy a title.

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Wizziokid2131d ago

Kinect is going to be a huge part of every Xbox / next Xbox going forward,. IT will stay that way until the demand drops, If the demand ever does drop. It's just to be for MS not to bring on next-gen

OneAboveAll2131d ago

I don't care what role is plays so long as it isn't shoved down our throats and doesn't take away from hardcore games which Kinect is currently doing. 360 has a lot of exclusives but the problem is they are all KINECT GAMES!

samson-12131d ago

"360 has a lot of exclusives but the problem is they are all KINECT GAMES!"

That's a flat out lie.

Kinect 2 will most likely be a big part of the next xbox. If the next xbox is as powerful as they claim then Kinect 2 should be a huge improvement. The only thing that seems to hold it back this gen is the processing power of the 360.I see the next gen kinect being very impressive because it seems that MS has been working on this thing for years now.

Shadonic2131d ago

Don't forget the space issues I don't have em but it seems like most reviewers and gamers do.

pompombrum2131d ago (Edited 2131d ago )

""360 has a lot of exclusives but the problem is they are all KINECT GAMES!"

That's a flat out lie. "

I like how you can call that out a lie without actually being able to back up your claim. Ofcourse we know you can't back up your claim because your claim is wrong. Kinect exclusives far outweigh non kinect exclusives.. this year alone we've not seen a single xbox only exclusive game released in retail that wasn't for kinect as far as I'm aware.

EVILDEAD3602131d ago (Edited 2131d ago )

@ aIBreeze,

No matter how 'new' this 4 day profile you have is you KNOW that it's not the truth regardless of how it's spun.

Who cares if you hate the releases or whether they are console exclusives or not this year for the 360 thus far but Alan Wake, Trials Evolution, Witcher 2, and Minecraft arent Kinect games. and that isn't close to all of them, especially when you bring in XBLA.

But they did release Kinect games and it's only a 'problem' for Kinect haters. That's like being mad if Sony releases a game for Move.

On topic, you coulsd see from the leak that Kinect may have a role in the new console. But as successful as Kinect has been I'm sure Microsoft will be smart enough to have the new consoles have backwards capability to include Kinect.


Rhythmattic2122d ago


I too disagree with what aIBreeze posted, total Fud.

I also must add the term "Console Exclusive" is also one of the biggest cop-outs to be posted this gen.

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JBSleek2131d ago (Edited 2131d ago )

If they can utilize the voice command and non game applications for Kinect then I see it a success as such games like Madden 13 which only enhances the game or Mass Effect 3.

Kinect 2.0 is like ice cream it can be good in moderation and in times of desire but over saturation isn't a good things and leads to problems.

ChunkyLover532131d ago

Its supposed to be packaged with every Xbox 720. I think Microsoft will want everyone who owns the Xbox brand to have the opportunity to use one, even if its just an option.

I also think all the consoles need as much to attract multiple types of consumers as they can get. That is how they will compete with tablets and phones.

BitbyDeath2131d ago (Edited 2131d ago )

Kinect should be heaps better nextgen due to having more power available so no point judging if it playing a big part is good or bad just yet.

Who knows what they have planned for all we know Kinect 2.0 might come with VR goggles.

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