Epic honcho Mark Rein was recently quoted saying Epic Games was "dying to be part of" Kinect development. Turns out, however, he really isn't interested in making any Kinect games.
. He's quoted as saying one thing and then this piece says he didn't mean it but their is no reference. Doesn't matter because... Epic sells middle-ware...Kinect requires middle-ware to ease development...hence, Epic needs to offer up a game, much like they did with Gears, to showcase the potential of using Unreal 3 for Kinect games. Many of the KInect stuff is already using Unreal 3 and the games look fantastic. Kinect Adventures is one example... http://youtu.be/s3JZJ1QKW28 I don't expect a Epic Gears of War Kinect game but why not. Much of Gears is brutal take downs and the use of cover. It wouldn't take much to adopt Gears if they really want to. I think it's been a missed opportunity for Epic. Epic seems to be on the outside of M$ future plans and Crytek seems to be on the inside. It's obvious that M$ is going with the same silicon ( Amd/ATI ) that made 360 and yet Epic was pushing Nvidia ( xbox1 and PS3 ) silicon for their much talked about Samaritan next gen tech demo...Hmmmm....M$ could not of been happy about that. Crytek is making a Kinect exclusive game...did I mention that Crytek is selling middle-ware now in the form of Cry-engine 3...what a coinkydink. ;)
Original interview is linked, Mark Rein's response was via twitter. It's all there in the article.
What other games does Epic Games make besides Gears of War and Unreal. They didn't even make Bulletstorm. The acquired a majority stake in the company after the game was in development. The same with Chair. Epic Games doesn't make games. They'll be making Gears of War games until the wheels fall off like they did with Unreal.
It's stems from this article that as usual the retards of N4g decided not to read but figured it was ok to comment on. http://n4g.com/news/800446/... And if Epic didn't aquire those studios those games wouldn't have come out let alone come outthe way they were. The hate for Epic is fierce and in September I see it increasing.
don't cry kid
If someone actually did them right, Kinect games could be awesome. It's not like the 360 magically gets less capable when using a Kinect instead of a regular controller. It's up to devs to do something amazing with it.
It's less capable for allowing freedom of movement. I'm all down for someone to do a kinect game right but as it stands "you are the controller" and core action games don't go hand in hand. I look forward to someone proving me wrong but I'm not holding out.
The 360 DOES become less capable when using the Kinect and it's not something that can be solved. THAT's the problem with it.
Systems are only as good as the software that's made for them. Just look at Wii's success, and that thing is way less powerful than Kinect and Move.
The Wii's success has nothing to do with the software. The Wii has the most pathetic game library of this generation. It's possibly the worst library in Nintendo console history.
That's good, because Kinect is fucking stupid.
Sounds like something you would say because you never used it. I used to think it was stupid until I tried it. It's worth it just for voice navigating my netflix, haha.
U must hav a large sack of money laying around to just by kinect for voice functionality, I guess some people rather waste der money on useless shit, than do anything meaningful wit it
you can just do that with a mic you know, but of course that'd belittle kinect.
He doesn't like Kinect because he can't afford it.
"you can just do that with a mic you know, but of course that'd belittle kinect." You are correct but what makes Kinect appealing to developers is that it does all the voice recognition itself instead of requiring the developer to write the code for it themselves.
lol i mean kinectimals lol wth is that?
Kinectimals is for kids. I wouldn't play it. You can't base the potential on one stupid game. If you did, all systems would "suck" because they all have had a stupid game.
Lol. Move Heroes. WTH is that ?
You only need to click anasurimbor's name to see why he hates Kinect. Same with SonyNGP below.
Just like the sega activator http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Good. Stay away from that crap.
I bet this is the case for a lot of developers who said they can't wait to develop for it and that its an industry changer. The whole thing with all those devs saying how much of a game changer it is was most likely part of Microsoft's PR campaign for the thing. Not actually sincere comments.
thx Epic, for a moment i thought u guys lost ur marbels too...pfff of course they don't want to help in the retarded regression in gaming.
Gears of war is a UE showcase that was not intended to be a trilogy. The games popularity turned the series into what it is today. They can do whatever they want to be honest. If they make a good Kinect game... who cares? I don't. I mean there are flaws in implementing the tech in games that require a myriad of inputs. However, if your making a time crisis type arcade title then Kinect is decent. Is it worth the pricetag at present? NO.
The next Gears will be a spinoff on the Vita
Good start working on the Vita,continue working on current gen (PC,360,PS3), and start making engines for the next gen (720,WiiU,PS4.)
Thats not what Cliff said.....
i don;t see anywhere in the original interview that said they didn't want to create games for it. i see them mentioning they love the fact that unreal engine is used as the standard to make games for them, but nothing derivative of the topic title...
I never actually thought Epic were going to make a kinect game tbh. Like many developers, they are playing it safe waiting to see how games sell before investing in Kinect games. They'll probably add some voice support or the odd small feature but I doubt they'll even contemplate making a kinect only game until Fable or Ryse prove that the core audience will pick it up.
Gears of Rails won't be here after all... thank god
Lol there are some serious kinect fanboy trolls around. Seriously who wants to actually play Gears of war on rails?
Don't blame them. Kinect sucks. Pew Pew Pew anyone............LOL
so whats going on with gears of wars exile?
im sorry but damn, the kinect cannot be hardcore at all.
Kinect is just gimmick. MS needs real exclusives.
Oh thank you so much. We don't need another great developer wasting time making Kinect games *cough*Rare*cough..... Edit: Yeah I'm aware it isn't Rare's fault, its actually MS. I want to see Killer Instict 3 happen but its just too good to be true...
This is a horrible article. One of the first things you learn in journalism when reporting hard news is that you leave out any personal adjectives or opinions. The writer of this piece is putting words in his mouth. It's a violation of journalistic integrity to say: "Basically, they don't want to invest resources in this new Kinect fad, they just want royalties from everyone else who invests in this Kinect fad." That's not the comment that was made and thus shouldn't be applied. This is hardnews. It is to be presented as is for the reader to decide for themeselves what it means to them. The reader doesn't care what you think about it, they just want the news. Since Reins did not say those words himself, it shouldn't be in the story.
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