In an interview with The Official Xbox Magazine at Gamescom 2013 Rare’s Simon Woodroffe said that they were thinking of using Kinect 2 in Xbox One sequels to some of their classic games such as Perfect Dark, Viva Piñata, Conker & Banjo!
Here are some excerpts from the interview:
“When we launched Kinect obviously there was a big focus on ‘everything must be Kinect,'” he said in a behind-closed-door chat at the show. “Now it’s in the box, use it where it make sense, don’t where it doesn’t. It can be used in some really – not gimmicky ways, which is what I think you’ll see a fair amount of – but ways that actually really enhance the game. We’ve got some ideas for how to use it in the right way.” Which might even be in a new Perfect Dark.
“Maybe! We’ve got an idea for that. It would be controller plus Kinect. We’ve got ideas for most older Rare IP, you won’t be surprised to hear. There’s quite a lot of desire to do that, and Viva Pinata, Conker… Banjo’s very popular internally, a lot of people want to do stuff with Banjo.
“So if we can find the right – we’re all about giving people new experiences, that’s what we want to do. It’s a very technical studio. I’m relatively new, what I’ve learned is they’re brilliant at technology, they really know how to make creative things out of technology.
We want to find that thing that nobody’s ever done before and make a game out of it. We should be inventing new genres, inventing new ways to play. And this sensor gives us new opportunities to do it, with the fidelity it has now.”
Woodroffe added that once Kinect Sports Rivals is finished, the studio is likely to start working on multiple new titles, as well as supporting that game’s community and post-release development.
Which games would you like to see Rare “Kinectify” and what kind of controls/features would you like them to have? Let us know in the comments below and bear in mind that Kinect 2 is a lot more powerful than the first one so you can let your imagination run even wilder!
Source: The Official Xbox Magazine (UK)