'I don't want Halo on Kinect' - MS rep
27th Jun 2010 | 18:31
Microsoft's director of platform marketing Chris Penello has said the firm doesn't want shovelware, ports or tacked-on motion controls for Kinect games - not even a Halo game.
"We don't want shovelware, we don't want ports, we don't want stuff with motion controls tacked onto it. That's not a slam to our competitors. We wanted original games that were really taking advantage of what our technology does," Penello told Gamasutra.
He admits that the motion-sensing camera bar "will have fewer games than our competitors," but it's the quality of the games that really matters.
"We're basically asking publishers to go out and make exclusive content for this new technology and this new customer. ... To me it's way more important to have a handful of really good game titles that take advantage of the tech than 40 titles of which half of them are controller games with waggle added onto them," he added.
"We continue to say that the controller is the best experience for controller games. When people say, 'Why don't you have Halo?' Well, I don't want Halo on Kinect. I want Halo on a controller. Now would it be interesting to see what kind of game they could make using Kinect? Yeah, I would love to see what those guys could do, or what the Call of Duty guys could do. But I don't want to play Call of Duty 4, I want Call of Duty: Black Ops on the controller."
Analyst Adam H. Kraus said of Kinect last week, "The technology is compelling but it needs more unique quality software to make it a success."