Last weekend Sick and I participated in the Podtacular Special “Halo Decade Show: Part 3” involving the Halo Franchise and it’s community. Quite a few things were talked about, but one thing that came up was the Kinect’s integration into Halo:CEA and it’s potential for video games in general.
The Kinect has added new functionality to a few games that we didn’t expect to see. The most we’re getting so far is voice commands in shooters & video playback, motion controls for rhythm games & media browsing, and some of the most fun party games for the family I’ve ever experienced. The problem is… that Kinect has yet to be tapped for it’s FULL potential. That is kinda hard to do with hardcore gaming. Don’t get me wrong, Dance Central has done the best when it comes to this. But, there has to be more… The Kinect gives us more UI to play with and add to the user experience.
This…. right here… is the more we are looking for…
The Kinect’s potential doesn’t lie with video games alone… But, how EPIC is it that video games is where the future of UI was born?