It seems suddenly everyone wants be part of the Kinect family. Epic Games’ Mark Rein recently spoke out, in an interview with OXM, about how he hopes to make the marriage of the Unreal Engine 3 and Kinect more prosperous: “The very first Kinect app – I shouldn’t call it an app – the very first Kinect game, Kinect Adventures, was on Unreal Engine 3, so I think we have a little bit of history there. Obviously we’ve been a close partner for Microsoft for a long period of time. And Unreal is just a great technology for doing that sort of stuff. ”
He went on, talking of how Kinect fun labs is a “a great example” of what Kinect and unreal can do: “Everybody goes: ‘Woah, you can make a shooter with Unreal’. Clearly you can make something that’s not a shooter with Unreal, there’s the best example there, and you can hook it up with all kinds of cool technology of your own and do something impressive. So I’d love to say we’re the gold standard and the default but people like to use all kinds of technology to make games.” He ended the interview saying: “I’m really happy to see this second generation of Kinect games show up, see that they’re still going strong and that people have lots of cool and amazing ideas for them. So yeah, we’re dying to be a part of that.”
Thanks to OXM for the info.