Kinect “won’t change games industry,” says Square Enix

Posted By | On 25th, Jun. 2010

Square Enix global boss Yoichi Wada says that Microsoft’s motion sensor, Kinect is “just a small extension to what is already available” in the games industry. He believes the next industry-changing technology will be come online with the improvement in console network services.

He also said that 3D as well is not anything ground breaking, just “so-so.” He feels that Sony’s E3 showing could have had a huge impact in the future, but “will not have any effect” in short-term.

He says that Nintendo’s, Sony’s and Microsoft’s E3’s main discussion points, the 3DS, 3D and Kinect were “not the kind of technology that will definitively change the industry itself” and were “only an extension of the existing trajectory, if you will.”

“With game console input, Nintendo’s DS and Wii had a dramatic effect,” he added. “What was announced with Kinect is just a small extension to what is already available.

“So it has also reached a point where something different has to happen for next level disruptive technology.

“Unless Kinect becomes the interface like the one we have seen in Minority Report or it becomes so advanced that it reads brain waves, technology has jumped so much already we can’t think of anything more that can be added to that.”

Everybody’s going a little harsh on Kinect, don’t you think? We should at least give it a chance… or should we?


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