EA has said that it’s still working out how to incorporate Kinect into the FIFA series.
Speaking in an interview with Eurogamer, EA Sports’ senior vice president of worldwide development Andrew Wilson told the site, when it does happen it won’t just be a tacked on gimmick.
“What we’ve learnt over the years is building anything on a platform just for the sake of it doesn’t make any sense.
“So the question is, how can that platform add value?”
Wilson answered his own question by saying it’s just not going to work this year, however the next FIFA could see some connectivity with the motion device.
“We’re going to work through the next year as we get to the following year – it’s not for FIFA 12, it’s for FIFA 13 – and ask, what’s the right experience for Kinect? How does Kinect add value to you as a gamer who plays FIFA across platforms?”
When asked Wilson refused to rule out a standalone game, rather than a Kinect enable FIFA 13, it seems this is still on EA’s minds.
“This [Kinect] is going to play a part in who you are in FIFA. To the level that that actually ends up integrated? We don’t know yet. But we’ve got some pre-production ideas we think are kinda cool.
“We know there are gamers out there who have Kinect. They’re saying, how do we, for the time we play on our Kinect, add value to our bigger world as FIFA? You tell us we can do it on our phone. You tell us we can do it on Facebook. We want to do it on Kinect as well.
“We’re going to go about solving that problem.”
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