A Microsoft executive has claimed a Kinect version of Halo would defeat the point of the new Xbox device
Maybe using Kinect like the touchscreen is used for the DS. However, Microsoft never thought about the hardcore community, so this is pointless anyway. The only thing Kinect is here for is to get family on LIVE which is more money for MS in the end. No hardcore gamer with any sence will pay $150 for the games they showed at E3. I wouldn't pause Gears to tickle Skittles. Yeah I get MS wanting moms and grandpas in on the fun. I got it. Great. Where are the games for me? Why is Reach and Gears 3 not using it? Why did Peter Molyneux, the king of hype and #2 360 ass kisser behind that idiot who wears lady gaga glasses indoors, turn around and say Fable 3 won't be using this camera? I feel betrayed.
How could they use kinect with Halo:Reach. Nothing they have shown with Kinect makes me think that they could support a game like Halo. Warning to MS don't screw up your core games like Halo just to hype Kinect.
Open doors, push buttons, throw grenades, etc
interesting...guess they do have sense in just mot trying to make halo into every genre available...also, glad to hear that they want to make a new fps game with natal and not try to implement natal controls in existing franchises, that means that they are most likely trying to create new "genres" with natal kinda like what alan wake and heavy rain did...that also means they are most likely gunna be making new ip's probably natal exclusive meaning completely controller less franchises guess we will have to see, and it really is unfair to judge natal based on its launch titles...cause if we did that with the ps3, we wouldnt have seen the quality titles we are now seeing...i like to judge a console a couple years later and see what they are producing then
A can't imagine how it would work in game. But imagine controlling the menus with your voice. Instead of saying "xbox" you say "Cortana" then your command. i.e. "Cortana, equip Recon helmet" or "Cortana, video replay of last mission" It would be so cool.
Yeah f*ck MILO, they should use that tech to power Cortana in the next Halo. That could be pretty sweet ...and hot :P
But you could do that with any mic or headset, there is no need for it to be Kinect.
Yes, but can also fondle her boobs with Kinect
What's the use of fondling if you don't feel it?!?!
it sound cool but then you have to realisev that it would be a very limited set of commands same reason a rpg wouldnt work youd end up reading the dialog choice aloud sure gernades sounds cool but while your arcing your arm someon shoots you.
Thank goodness. I knew they wouldn't anyway.
a very smart move on Microsofts part...but in my opinion, it all depends on how well kinect does...If its a huge success, then it will only be a matter of time
I don't want either one, Kinect or Halo
Yeah kind of like I don't want Move, KZ, or Infamous.
My comment was not directed against the 360 since I have two of them. I am a professional couch potato so I am not interested in Kinect and I am sick and tired of Halo
Ok I see now no problem. But what about Virtual games. If and whenever they arise will you remain a couch gamer and jump into the action?
I'm not against or for Kinect, but wouldn't having a Halo-Kinect game be the logical choice? Since most consumers at this point associate Halo with Xbox?
I understand your logic but what you are forgetting is that Halo is a core game and if they try to shoe horn in Kinect controls then they will just alienate their fan base. Kinect is very obviously designed for the Wii crowd and that's where it should stay.
BeaArthur, while i do agree with you, GT5 on ps3 is also for core gamers yet it has Move support too. Its up to the player to use it or not.
Just because it's implemented doesn't mean it will be used. I have no intention of playing GT5 with a Move controller.
BeaArthur, GT doesn't use a Move controller. Only a PSeye for headtracking.
@kingpin - the difference between yoru example of move and gt5 with kinect and halo is that kinect is a full body capture, basically making you be the motion capture that makes the animation...and move is jsut controlling a steering wheel with buttons used for acceleration, brake etc if they made halo with kinect, the spartan kinect enabled would basically be able to do anything the human would be able to do body-wise as well as direction while a spartan using only a controller would only be able to controller direction...and thats only talking about movement, theres still aiming, shooting and other commands that would complicate ppl using and not using kinect i would think that that would also be hard to code and keep balanced when making it an enable-able feature for a game known for using controllers...in the end of the day, i would think it would probably not be fun for the kinect user versing a controller user
Sure... let's crap out a core game for a non-core peripheral and do damage to the franchise, so people will always look back and remember that one crappy Halo game for Kinect. A crappy Halo game hurts everyone. Consumers, Microsoft, the industry at large...
Good, neither do I.
Something tells me they say this now, and then later, to sell more, they will make halo kinect. lets face it, halo sells! like it or not.its a fact!
OMFG i remember the Kingpin!!!! that guy was hilarious!I used to have the action figure of him because my mom kept forgetting to get me Spidey instead!
I think we all would.
Halo Reach and GeoW3 using Kinect.... what happen now.
It wouldn't have worked anyway, in the same way it turned Forza into a racing game on rails with automatic accelerating and breaking + assisted steering...
Bungie doesn’t want Halo Kinect.
good to hear that .. kinect just needs new ips altogether.
Good. It baffles me some people are distraught over the idea of a lack of core games using Kinect/Move It's a GOOD thing people, let them parade this casual crap around in a desperate attempt to compete with Nintendo, and hope they get bored with it. Same thing happened with Sixaxis, its literally sad now, no developer is even attempting to implement it into games these days, it might as well not even be there.
Well then MS and I agree. Kinect isn't for the "hardcore" and I'm glad that MS isn't forcing it on people or developers. That could very well change though. We'll see.
Yeah halo kinect wouldn't appeal to 7 year olds and soccer mums.. what on earth would they be thinking if they didn't make it appeal to such people?
They say it now but it will happen a new way for M$ to milk the Halo franchise it will happen
No it wouldn't. Not if Kinect was used to it's supposed full, original touted abilities.
Because it would not work!
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