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Submitted by KendrickLamar 114d ago | news

Harmonix Explains Why Fantasia: Music Evolved Is Not Coming On PS4, Kinect Best For Realizing Vision

GamingBolt: "Fantasia: Music Evolved is an upcoming rhythm game under development at Harmonix. GamingBolt was able to get in touch with Jonathan Mintz, Lead Designer of Disney: Fantasia Music Evolved to know more about the game. It’s rather interesting to note that Fantasia: Music Evolved is exclusive to Xbox platforms. We asked Jonathan whether there was any specific reason over skipping the PlayStation versions, especially given that the PlayStation 4 is ahead of Xbox One in sales." (Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, Harmonix, Xbox One)

DigitalRaptor  +   114d ago
Why would they need to explain that?

Just like they don't need to explain why Amplitude is not coming to Xbox.
Blaze929  +   114d ago
because there are people who want to know why a game they are interested in is not coming to the system they bought?
FarEastOrient  +   114d ago
Sony owns the Amplitude IP.

Other than Disney owning the Fantasia IP, who else, Harmonix and/or Microsoft? I really don't know.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   114d ago
You know what's fun about that is that Amptitude Reboot is coming soon by Harmonix:)
Whitey2k  +   114d ago
I bet hes gonna feel stupid when the game flops n no1 has kinect
Dewitt  +   114d ago
Besides the 4.5 million that have already bought the console?
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ger2396  +   114d ago
But they didn't have an option. Because they have Kinect doesn't mean they'll buy games for it.
LAWSON72  +   114d ago
People who got a Kinect do not necessarily want Kinect games let alone will buy it for that sole reason. The people that buy this are ones who want Kinect games and are more than willing to buy the Kinect SKU or Kinect this holiday. I got a Kinect with my Xbone and I have not one bit of interest in this game.

I think this idea that Kinect needs to be mandatory for a Kinect game to sell is stupid. I know multiple people that have Kinect and do not give a crap about games made for it. I dont know how someone can think well I can make a Kinect game because everyone has Kinect so I have a market for this potential product. IMO what MS did was by doing the Kinectless SKU is show the interest the product has, I think when the Kinect is an option you will see just how big a market it really has, whether big or small. Thus developers and publishers can tell if people are buying a Kinect for a new gaming experience or just because they have to.

Kinect is also not dead, IMO MS just needs to stick with it and show what the thing offers from gaming to living room functionality. Taking the route of making it mandatory is not going to force people to be more interested. What will is proving its greatness to a wider audience. The original Kinect flew off shelves and games for it sold well, however the tech was by no means perfect and the hyped died down once everyone tryed what it offered.

It has the tech, the support, and casual crowd to attract so I see no reason to think it is dead and cannot be a successful product as long as MS can deliver and market it right. MS has been trying to sell themselves to two different markets with the same SKU, and all their marketing and backstepping fails is due to this.
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mhunterjr  +   114d ago
The idea wasn't that mandatory kinect is neccisariyfor kinect games to sell... The idea was that 100% kinect adoption rate minimizes the risk of associated with making kinect an integral part of a game. It was an attempt to foster kinect games that aren't just shallow gimmicks...

I think Microsoft wanted to shed the notion that kinect can only be useful to casual gamers and were trying to convince core developers to use it.
timotim  +   114d ago
Well... that's true for any game or peripheral, that comes with or sold separately. However, their is already millions of X1s sold with Kinect...no one can expect Kinect only games to sell more than 2 million lifetime...anything over that is just gravy.
edonus  +   114d ago
I am a long time can of kinect. I have lots of experience with it and absolutely love some of software that has been made for it.

With that said MS has not released the content that fully realizes what kinect can bring to the table.

There are 3 games MS needs to open the purse for and kinect will be just fine.

1) They need a FPS shooter with a competitive MP with either full kinect control or enhanced kinect controls. FPS are a staple in any gamers library and at this point kinect doesn't have any presence there.

2) MS needs to make a great puzzle game or RTS that really lets the freedom in control kinect gives you to shine. And not a Body brain teaser but a real puzzle game.... Maybe something using that 3d head tracking technology. I saw a preview for that Gears of War rts game for kinect and that would have been perfect.

3) MS needs a real full fledged Boxing game. Not a mini game in a collection but something closer to a Fight Night with all the bells and whistles. The technology is there they just need to implement it in a strong way.

If MS makes those 3 games and do them right we will have a gaming revolution and finally some accepted innovation.

I am also looking forward to D4, but I have idea what that game will be like.
christocolus  +   114d ago
@whitey

Is that what you wishing for? You want it to flop cos it isn't coming to ps4? So sad.

I'm actually looking forward to this. The previews have been quite good. I think ill be getting it.
djplonker  +   114d ago
"Kinect Best For Realizing Vision"

Or was it the fact that when you came up the with idea people were being FORCED to buy a kinect...?

Am I right in thinking there is more kinects out there than ps cameras even with the sales gap?
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timotim  +   114d ago
No. It means no other tech on any other console allows them to execute the game like Kinect does. Its that simple people...lets move on. Games like Dance Central could never be done on a Kinect-less console because its made with Kinect strengths in mind.
tkato  +   114d ago
If it needs a camera you can count me out, this goes for the PS4 as well..
modesign  +   114d ago
i guess harmonix didnt get the memo that micro is ditching kinect.lol
Goku781  +   114d ago
Maybe they will sell even more now that Kinects arent included. Brilliant marketing and innovation for Xbox Ones future. If this doesnt save Kinect, nothing will.
ghostface9  +   114d ago
Laughing at all the idiots saying the kinect is dead this game d4 and fru are coming out using the kinect not excited for this game but fru and d4 I will most definitely get.

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