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Peter Molyneux: Kinect on Xbox One “Feels More and More Like a Joke”

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Peter Molyneux, the founder of indie studio 22cans and the creator of the Fable series, has said a few very interesting things about Microsoft’s Kinect, which the Xbox One requires as an add-on.

In an interview with Edge, Molyneux said, “I actually wish Kinect wasn’t a requirement. It feels like an unnecessary add-on to me. Maybe it’s because we’re in England, and it doesn’t really use the TV stuff, but it feels more and more like a joke. My son and I sit there saying random things at it, and it doesn’t work.”

He also points out the obvious thing later adopters have been clamoring for Microsoft to do, and that is for Kinect to not be a mandatory add-on, and to therefore be able to release a Kinect-less Xbox One. “I’m sure [Microsoft is] going to release an Xbox One without Kinect,” he said. “It would be unthinkable that they wouldn’t.”

22cans’ latest game, Godus, is currently available through Steam Early Access.

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2 comments
  1. King of Zeroes
    King of Zeroes
    September 18, 2014 at 7:30 am

    MORE like a joke? Bitch plz, anyone with any sense knew from the start. Kinect was a terrible idea. If there have been any good Kinect games, I do not recall them. Attaching one directly TO the Xbax was a decent idea to allow developers to MAKE Kinect games, but by then, nobody gave a shit.

    If Microsoft had not built the Kinect as an add-on, and released it for the first time with the Xbone, it might have seen more success.

    But my experience with “Add-Ons” is that nobody gives enough of a shit to buy them, and so devs see there’s no money there and they produce nothing for that add-on. We all remember the Genesis.

  2. Patiuskas
    Patiuskas
    September 18, 2014 at 7:36 am

    The thing is that kinect actually has a lot of possible applications outside of videogames that won’t become reality because microsoft has managed to make it look bad when, if it wasn’t mandatory, would have a much bigger appeal.