3426 posts since 28/05/13
The one benefit of having Kinect in the box for all Xbox's is that you can at least make features that take advantage of it. The problem if you make multiplatform games would be that Sony/Nintendo don't, so you have to spend time/money on features that only 1/3 of the users might get access to.
So its kind of catch 22.
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3365 posts since 06/09/12
One mans gimmick is another mans advantage. I think the majority fear change. Innovation is change. Therefore the majority fears innovation. Kinect will be amazing when a developer spends the time developing the right game for it. That can only happen if the attach rate is high. So yes. Kinect will change things. It's only a matter of time.
I think it will be good in the long-run for Kinect to be included in every box. Since developers will know that every Xbox owner has one, they will be much more likely to make good use of it, especially since it's really accurate now.
Am I expecting core, AAA, retail-sized games to be revolutionized by Kinect? Heck no; the traditional controller will still be the go-to control scheme, especially for multiplatform games that aren't aimed at casual audiences. But a smaller developer (or a small game made by any developer, for that matter) might be able to create some unique experiences that make good use of the updated Kinect.
Also, voice/motion control of the UI is freaking cool. It's awesome, and I can't wait.
10497 posts since 27/06/11
on 20 June 2013
The idea is to have all games and consoles to have 100% universal support, no breaking up user base.
Plus it has a casual appeal and god forbid we use its features for pure convienence.
But hey, MS can price drop if they have to. They certainly can afford to.
Older and wiser. Still bias and proud though ;)
11610 posts since 30/09/07
I actually think that having a Kinect in every box will also help the PS4 out. Since it's a standard in every Xbox One and a dev uses it's abilities, why not modify it to work on the PSEye also? They already spent the resources of utilizing it on the One. So instead of an afterthought, it's automatic. I'm talking about multiplats.
It was a wise move by Sony to not include the Eye, because MS is already making way for the developement. Sony is able to sell there console for $100 cheaper and make it more appealing to the masses, while also benefiting from Microsoft standardization.