123KINECT: So, people keep talking about ‘Kinect 2.0′, but maybe there doesn’t need to be a Kinect 2.0... as Kinect 1.0 will do just fine as Microsoft's masterplan to keep all of us with team Xbox.
Dosen't seem like a very good plan to me because not every core gamer likes Kinect or is interested in it. Which one do I choose? Microsoft's master "Kinect focus" plan or Sony's plan at giving us core games and amazing exclusive experiences
Kinect is still optional obviously, but it is a way to get people to stay on the Xbox platform as described in the article
Optional you say?
but instead of just doing small things like the Mass Effect thing and making it do voice control and shit, they are trying to hard to make it the main focus of Xbox entertainment. Lower its price Make it used for voice control small menu things Maybe it will be received well by the hardcore community
Agreed I was almost certain a small pricce cut was coming at E3 maybe to 100 even. But the avg gamer isnt going to buy kinect for half assed on-rail experiences. I love the multimedia functionality but its not quite worth the price of admission for me.
Your right mark0192 but the thing is these people who are going to stay on the Xbox will be casuals if Microsoft keept this up and with more casuals buying an Xbox for Kinect they will eventualy push the core gamers away. The only people left will be casuals and those dedicated 360 fanboys.
So let me get this straight, a company should NOT invest in a product that they themselves believe in because= "not every core gamer likes Kinect", OK that makes sense, and there are plenty of core gamers like me who dont like handhelds, so should sony NOT invest in the psvita? And I'd say microsofts "master plan" is giving 360 fanbase more of the same experiences they love the most like Halo4, Forza4, Gears3, (all blockbuster core games) Fable should be fun too, we also are getting hit xbla titles & indie games all the time, then I'm sure cult favorites like Alan Wake sequel will appear soon, with 1 or 2 new IP's, all of course with the best online functionality and the best versions of the big multiplats like ME3, Ghost Recon, and COD.....ALL that + a focus on more hybrid kinect games>>>> WASH RINSE & REPEAT= core gamers and casuals alike will continue to make 360 the huge success it is today. or Sony's plan at giving core gamers what YOU think are amazing exclusives....a few I actually agree are amazing, but I still prefer my 360.
Microsoft abandoned the core gamers by not supporting the first xbox at all once the 360 released. With the xbox 360 they are abandoning the core gamers by focusing on the casuals.
really, really hope Sony don't leap on the bandwagon with this one.. Damn you casuals! your ruining gaming!!!!
Tell me about it I remember when gaming was just a "thing" for a group of people who were actually interested in games, not this "Everyone can be a gamer" approach, your ethier a gamer or you aren't why would you need convincing with gimicks. Now you get people who aren't even gamers, no offense ladies but mostly girls, who play on like 1-3 games and they call themselfs a gamer <sigh> But I guess the gaming industry saw that Casual games = bigger audience which = more money
It'll do fine this generation but if they want to keep using it for the NextBox, they need a Kinect 2.0. You can bet that Sony will have a Move 2.0. lol I just hope they both give us the option to use the old ones if we don't WANT to upgrade. That would at least be nice.
Sony would release a better PSeye, so that it could track small 2D body movements AND the move controller. That way, we could play a RPG or something and duck and lean our bodies and use the Move to control our weapons. I also, wanted the new one to have better head tracking because using the head tracking feature in GT5 is kind of wonky for me.
I really dont want to have to use motion controls for an rpg, or racing games. in fact I really dont want to be forced into controller-less gaming at all until they perfect VR
MS needs to not force it onto people and into games. As i watched this years MS E3 i was thinking that everything they showed looked like tech demos not kinect games. No matter how "cool" gunsmith is, how often would you honestly be using after a week. Or ME3 and voice controls, why can't people just use a mic like so many games that have done the same thing. MS is taking every opportunity to tack on kinect instead of letting devs decide if it works their game or not.
So you think ms is forcing to implement kinect into ME3?? Did you seriously think about what you wrote? Or was it just your first reaction of hate towards it? It's either added to the game or it's not there is no half way point. Unless you have some kind of genius plan other then not doing it at all
MS have stated every future first party title will support kinect not just this years or the next but every, it'll be expected that if your a first party studio your going to be forced to shoe-horn kinect into any game you make. If Sony said the same i'd be just as disappointed just so you know. Also i can't speak for every third-party studio but do you think the star wars game would be exclusive if not for some kind of pay off or what about child of eden for the ps3 releasing 3 months after the xbox that's convenient or maybe the fact that voice controls in ME3 can be done with any kind of mic but they're forcing you to buy kinect for it. It's pretty obvious there trying their best to squeeze kinect into hardcore games it just won't work at least they way it's being used so far but honestly if your the type that wants to wait for the potential to show go for it but i see through the smoke and mirror and no matter which console or brand name it is if it's crap it's crap.
trying to see what does the core have to do with kinect
Maybe 2.0 will be an update rather then a whole new kinect?! MS is second to none when it comes to software updates....
That's what the article says indeed.. it's not a new hardware device, it's some other way to upgrade the current Kinect beyond our current imagination
No wonder I don't see too many hard core games they show at E3. I only see 3. and the rest of them are Kinect games.
It's pushing me away from the Xbox more than anything.
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