Microsoft's Kinect slogan is "You are the controller". One day, that could change to, "You'll need the controller, too." Besides game-pad-free gaming, Microsoft is also working on ways to combine the controller with Kinect.
Alex Kipman, who spearheaded Microsoft's Kinect, tells website GamesIndustry that the company will of course continue to make controller-only games and Kinect-only games.
"What we haven't really talked about, but exist, are hybrid games," says Kipman. By this, he means games that use both the controller and Kinect to "make those experiences more immersive, more fun and more emotionally connected."