Rare’s Danny Isaac talks cancelled sports in the upcoming Xbox One title.
Rare will be returning to the console gaming soon with Kinect Sports Rivals, an extension of the popular Kinect Sports franchise which released for the Xbox 360. In conversation with OXM, Danny Isaac revealed that there were some sports that had been cut out this time around, even though prototypes had been prepared for the same.
“Yeah, there were some that didn’t make it. Some we cut completely – we had horse racing and fishing, which we built as prototypes. All the sports that made it into the product were all built as prototypes before.
“We really focused on what could bring the Kinect sensor alive, and what can put it on that pedestal. Horse-racing and fishing were kind of good, but they didn’t make it. We also had some really cool kayaking prototypes, as well as a Frisbee one, and a table tennis game.
“When we go for our preproduction stage and our concept stage, we tend to go very broad and very wide. At the time though the sensor wasn’t complete, so we were prototyping on the old Kinect, as well as trying to mimic the fidelity that we’d have on the actual sensor. That’s when we proofed out things like rock-climbing, with the open and closed hands, and wake-racing, soccer, target shooting and tennis.”
Kinect Sports Rivals will be out in Spring 2014 for the Xbox One.