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Battlefield 4 will include Kinect functionality on Xbox One

The Xbox One version of Battlefield 4 will include support for Kinect, DICE has confirmed.

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allformats1112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

Oh boy. To do what? Bark commands to team mates? This is a videogame, people. People play in their HOMES, not on some open field where shouting, yelling and screaming rubbish is par for the course.

Nobody wants Kinect integration into a game like Battlefield 4.

You know what, what do I even care, I'm not getting Xbox One.

showtimefolks1112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

I can already see MS commercials for Xbox one games slogan better with kinect to fool the casuals

Kinect is good for dance or party games but no core gamer in his or her right mind could say kinect would make BF4 better on Xbox one, but in this war of words amongst fanboys any ammunition console makers can provide is just better for fanboys

Give me 64 players online
Give me 60FPS
Give me 1080P which the last gen consoles promised but not many games delivered

Forget about motions console
Voice controls
Or gamepads

The tech can move forward as much as it wants end of the day we want a controller in our hand to play because that's the best way to play

abzdine1112d ago

... and will cost 55£ in UK like all EA games.
No thank, it's gonna be PS4 and Killzone

jeffgoldwin1112d ago

"Give me 1080P which the last gen consoles promised but not many games delivered"

Last gen never promised that, ever. Just forum jockey talks. It will be lucky if we see all games in this gen in 1080p.

mewhy321112d ago

kinect is such a joke. gimmic is the word that comes to mind. Kinect will be good for skype and spying on you because it's always on, but other than that....useless

Blachek1112d ago

I agree that a controller in your hand is the best way to play, but i disagree that the Kinect has nothing to offer a game like BF4.

If the Kinect offers ancillary control ability, ones that are represented via controller or aided by controller, I am all for it.

I'm talking about the ability to lean when crouched, or similar useful but not necessary movements. I think you are right that gamers don't want to be jumping, crouching, or turning using something other than a controller... but increasing the range of motion for our character by utilizing the kinect could improve the experience.

On a side note, for a device that claims to be super intuitive... we can expect more unique experiences in games like Dead Space or Fear... where the game could see we are bored and need excitement or actually into the atmosphere of a section of game and provide another scare or more enemies to heighten different areas of games. ( http://www.forbes.com/sites...

JokesOnYou1112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

"We have a pretty pragmatic view [on Kinect 2]," DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson told Game Informer. "Instead of just trying to tick all the boxes of features you can do with new hardware, we look at what actually adds value [for] our players."

-Surely it will be voice commands but also may include some subtle movements on gestures that work naturally with fps play similar to how Forza5 has a lean mechanic that works well naturally for a racer, but whatever they do I'm excited to see the voice implementation in a huge skill based fps which worked well in Mass Effect3, and for a team oriented game like Battlefield this should be a cool option, notice I said option so at times where you need to play quietly just turn off the voice commands.

-Glad to see DICE take advantage of what the X1 platform offers, they could have easily just stuck with the statue quo for both versions, thanks DICE.

HammadTheBeast1112d ago

I wonder how they'll use the PS4 touch pad...

PFFT1112d ago

PS4 touch pad users will be able to double click their mouse while playing BF4.

JokesOnYou1112d ago

My guess or what I'd really like to see is a options menu that enables gestures and voice controls for example quick hand toss to throw grenades, a quick shoulder or elbow motion to perform melee actions, of course leaning to slowly look around corners, and maybe shaking the controller to reload, choke or some new break free animation/action.

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Dark_king1112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

umm I already bark commands on BF3 and will do so on BF4.Some people wanna run and gun and its just not the game for that so they need told what to do(Well at least told were to run and gun to be useful).

Im sure they will do something nice with it DICE are pretty good Devs.

Edit:
@showtimefolks I don't know I quite enjoyed the Move with MAG was quite fun after you had got it setup right for you.

If they are going to do any thing I hope they force proxy chat.Maybe then some people will learn that they should be blasting there crap music in my ears.lol

Animal Mutha 761112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

The fact that you felt the need to comment about this feature in an Xbox One related article would suggest to most people that you do indeed care.

OT I'm not sure what Kinect features would actually be that useful to the serious player. I use a turtle beach headset to hear the enemy coming so voice commands wouldn't work so well outside of the menus like in forza 4. Head tracking ala forza is a possibility but again not required.

I await to be impressed DICE but as long as it doesn't impead the core gameplay for those of us who just like a controller and a good headset.

Dlacy13g1112d ago

A sensible response...you know this is N4G right?

I do laugh at all those who complain about this feature ,that btw they dont even know what it will be, and 99% are also saying "doesn't matter I am getting a PS4". If it really doesn't mattter to you....why comment at unless you just want to troll?

Septic1112d ago

"You know what, what do I even care, I'm not getting Xbox One."

Okay then will you please stop coming into X1 articles and moaning about it?

You guys do realise you don't have to use the Kinect functionality. And it is most likely just voice commands.

Still, I'm interested in how this will be incorporated.

The_Infected1112d ago

Damn it's optional people chill out. You act if they're forcing you to use it.

Colzer011112d ago

"PS fanboys" nothing new

FanboyCrusher1112d ago

Isn't that cute, a fanboy getting all defensive and butt hurt about a product he won't even buy. I swear kids these days get more entertaining. If you like the features, all the power to you. Don't like em? all the power to you! That's the funny thing about features mister Format, it's something to broaden an experience, and at the end of the day if people use it, it succeeded.

Sitdown1112d ago

"Oh boy. To do what? Bark commands to team mates? This is a videogame, people."

Confused....the goal of games like this are to give you the realistic feel of battle. But now you suggest that it's just a video game in the face of making it even more realistic by allowing you to bark commands as it happens in real life battles.

darx1112d ago

@allformats

Wouldn't you also bark commands with shouting, yelling and screaming rubbish with a head set as well?

sAVAge_bEaST1112d ago

How much Money did M$ throw at EA to make them implement this??? sad.... here is a quote on qimmicks(kinect) a few months back

"We are not interested in things that don't make the game better," Bach said. "There are a lot of gimmicks — people throwing money at us — ‘can you implement support for this quirky control thing'. No, it doesn't make the game better."

Bach added that despite DICE's openness to new, innovative technology, there is "no point" in adding support for something that ultimately does not improve the game experience.

Muffins12231112d ago

Dude just shutup...its a extra feature its not required get over it

awi59511112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

You didnt play the old rainbow 6 games and ghost recon games with voice commands. Those old voice command games actually worked unlike anything today. You could voice command your team to throw grenades, breech doors, order them to clear rooms on command. And set up ambushes on terrorist by voice command it was awesome and i wish these voice commands worked like that. But after rainbow 6 3 it seems the voice commands no longer worked in games. I miss pointing at a door and saying ,team alpha, set up, open and clear and they did so without hesitation.

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Wizziokid1112d ago

"you need to have very precise control over what's going on, and trying to do something like that with motion control input does not make sense"

Voice commands like ME3? I can't really see any use for it myself but if they have something thats good.

Kinect will never work as an input method for an FPS unless you want to pretend your hand is a gun.

zeal0us1112d ago

Voice commands a feature that's been available for years via headset. I found them unnecessary in ME3 and I am pretty it will be the same thing BF4. Honestly they really don't add anything to the game.

FanboyCrusher1112d ago

It's worth a giggle to say "boom stick" and proceed to pull out a shotgun.

Campy da Camper1112d ago

Agreed. Who really wants to play a game standing up then lay down to make their guy go prone? I am not going to pretend throw every time a toss a grenade. I'd feel like an idiot and probably throw my shoulder out.

iamnsuperman1112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

At least there will be no motion controls but that pretty much leaves only one option (voice stuff)

Not sure how voice commands would work for BF4 single player as BF3 was a corridor, wave shooter with crap AI and quick time event galore. Voice commands isn't exactly the right fit for that style of game

For the multiplayer well kinect will just turn into a glorified mic so not sure if thats really a big deal

"Battlefield at least – it is a first-person shooter that is very much about skill"

I completely disagree with this statement. BF3's single player requires you to have no skill and the multiplayer the only skill needed is flying as the rest is pretty straight forward stuff

Nicaragua1112d ago

Kinect functionality - that would be microphone functionality then