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Battlefield 4 to Have Kinect Features on Xbox One

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Posted on July 10, 2013 AT 04:10am

DICE has confirmed that Battlefield 4 will have Kinect functionality on Xbox One, but don’t worry about any stupid motion controls as the developer added that ”motion control does not make sense” for the game.

The developer intends to use the technology in ”other places where it will make sense,” DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson told Game Informer. ”We have a pretty pragmatic view [on Kinect 2], instead of just trying to tick all the boxes of features you can do with new hardware, we look at what actually adds value [for] our players.

“When you look at the kind of games that we build – or Battlefield at least – it is a first-person shooter that is very much about skill. Input is really important. You need to have very precise control over what’s going on, and trying to do something like that with motion control input does not make sense – not if you want to keep the same kind of formula of the game as we [have] now. You’d need to build a different kind of shooter.

“But there are other places where it will make sense, and we are going to use it for other things in the game, but we haven’t announced exactly what.”

The actual way in which Kinect will be used is still a mystery, and DICE also failed to mention whether these features would also be used for Xbox 360′s Kinect.

Source: Game Informer

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