Despite Microsoft’s best efforts to appease the hardcore gaming community, Kinect is still generally viewed as an alternative to the Nintendo Wii. By this I mean, it’s a casual games accessory that will be used by families and generally not by gamers who will happily plough endless hours into a game. Having purchased Kinect before Christmas, I was blown away by the technology and enjoyed playing around with the bundled games but already it is starting to collect dust as a similar rate to my Wii.
There is no denying that the Kinect has had a successful launch, with sales in excess of 8 Million at the time of this article but who is actually still playing with it a few weeks after unwrapping it? Gamers have returned to their faithful controller and their standard game of choice, only jumping onto Kinect to show it’s functionality off to family and friends. So what could Microsoft announce that would either keep your interest in Kinect going or ignite your interest in the first place?
What games do you want to see support Kinect? The recent rumours about a Gears of War game with Kinect support are not really going away but with nothing officially confirmed, it’s difficult to imagine how it could be incorporated outside of a mini game. So please let your creative juices flow and tell everyone here at Platform Nation what games you want to see Kinect Support for, and how you want to see it implemented. Could a sports game work, could you assume the role of the star quarter back in Madden and spend hours throwing a pretend ball around your living room? How about Mass Effect 3 and using your hands to throw some magic around? Need for Speed, something similar to the steering controls in Joy Ride?
We want to hear your most outrageous ideas?