Dice has confirmed via GameInformer that the edition of Battlefield 4 for Microsoft’s Xbox One console will include Kinect functionality. It hasn’t been greatly detailed nor confirmed if the Xbox 360 version will come with the same features.
“We have a pretty pragmatic view [on the new Kinect],” DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson explained in the latest issue of Game Informer. “Instead of just trying to tick all the boxes of features you can do with new hardware, we look at what actually adds value [for] our players.
“When you look at the kind of games that we build – or Battlefield at least – it is a first-person shooter that is very much about skill. Input is really important. You need to have very precise control over what’s going on, and trying to do something like that with motion control input does not make sense – not if you want to keep the same kind of formula of the game as we [have] now. You’d need to build a different kind of shooter.
“But there are other places where it will make sense, and we are going to use it for other things in the game, but we haven’t announced exactly what.”
All will be revealed soon enough – we’ll keep you updated soon as word hits the ground!