Featured Articles

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel has released a 3G cellular modem with an integrated power amplifier that fits into a 300 mm2 footprint, claiming it…

More...
Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

It's not all rosy in the house of Intel. It seems that upcoming Atom out-of-order cores might be giving this semiconductor…

More...
TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC will start producing 16nm wafers in the first quarter of 2015. Sometime in the second quarter production should ramp up…

More...
Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S is the ‘tock’ of the Haswell architecture and despite being delayed from the original plan, this desktop part is scheduled…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 09:58

Next LEGO game to use Kinect?

Written by David Stellmack
Microsoft_KinectLogo

Traveller’s Tales is apparently considering it
The LEGO gaming gurus at Traveller’s Tales are apparently considering the use of Kinect and how to best apply it to their next LEGO game offering. The studio is apparently exploring the options to see if it is possible to apply something new to what the company has done in the past.

Don’t get too excited yet, as the latest title that the studio is working on does not offer any support for motion controllers. In a discussion with Eurogamer, Jonathan Smith (who is the production boss) admitted that doing something that involved motion controllers would be different in the same way that LEGO Rock Band was different from what the studio had previously done with the LEGO franchise.

Like many studios, Traveller’s Tales is more interested in the motion controllers than in the past. Much of the interest stems from the fact that both Microsoft and Sony have sold a lot of them and the market space is much bigger now. Many studios took a wait and see attitude on the Microsoft and Sony motion controller offerings to see how well they would sell before moving to support them.

In addition, the number of titles that are offering support for these devices has been thin at best. While new titles for Kinect and Move continue to be released, they are not coming out as fast as everyone thought they might, which means that currently there are a lot of sales to be made with fewer titles competing for gamers’ dollars. Look for more studios to make announcements of titles that offer motion controller support at E3 this year. We expect that this holiday season will be packed with motion controller titles, according to the sources we have spoken with.

Read more about the exploration of a LEGO Kinect title here.


blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments