Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Getting Kinect Support
Written Monday, June 20, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
In an interview with Gamespot, corporate Vice President of Microsoft Game Studios, Phil Spencer has confirmed that Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will be packing Kinect support, although the exact nature of what the game's Kinect functionality will entail is still under wraps for now.
"Core focus for us in our press briefing this year with Kinect actually came from two sides," said Spencer. "As a first-party, we believe that Kinect will be important to all genres of games, be it racing games with Forza, combat games like Ryse. Even games like Halo Anniversary has Kinect integration."
It's entirely possible that voice control may play a part in Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary's implementation of Kinect, as hinted in a statement Spencer also made to Gamespot last week:
"It's not a mandate that everything we do in first party has to support Kinect right now. But I will say, specifically with voice, that there are some things that just seem to make navigating and playing games so much easier...that I would guess the answer will be yes in the end that you'll see all first-party games using some form of Kinect functionality," Spencer commented.
Could Kinect voice control work with Halo's gameplay? Or would some form of gestural functionality be welcome for the Halo remake? All will be revealed when Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary launches in November 2011.