EA Sports Titles Adding Kinect Support

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Posted June 6th, 2011 at 12:15 pm

At the Microsoft E3 press conference this morning EA Sports president Peter Moore appeared to discuss plans for Kinect for Xbox 360 support in the company’s sports titles. Madden NFL 12, FIFA 12, and the Tiger Woods series will all incorporate the motion control system in some form or fashion. There is also a future title that has not been announced which will feature Kinect.

Team sports games have struggled to introduce compelling motion control options. Those typically translate better to controlling individuals such as in Tiger Woods. One possibility is to offer it as an option in the career modes where only a single player is user-controlled. Kinect has also proven valuable with its navigation functionality (both motion and voice control) which could fit well for traveling through menus or in the card collecting Ultimate Team feature.

(Update) Though it still remains somewhat unclear it may be that the Kinect features make their way into the sports franchises in their ’13 editions rather than later this year.

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  • Seeing what lots of Hackers have done with Kinect, it will interesting to see how far they push Kinect with Tiger Woods.  I expect your basic swing controls, but with the high powered cameras that Kinect has, EA could potentially dabble into an all-out golf swing coach.  Now THAT would be something I would buy Kinect for.

  • AeyJ23

    Boooo

  • AeyJ23

    There’s just that lag with the Kinect is the reason that i really don’t play mine. some games are good for it but madden i doubt it. I would’t mind picking up Tiger woods tho for it

  • Skyline014

    GO AWAY KINECT!!!

  • Dumb Moron Idiotface

    Fit well for voice control? That might be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.

    “Kinect…” “Buy Pack of Cards”

    Sounds really fun Pasta!

  • Pete Rose

    LOL, EA wasting Dev time, or what little dev time their lazy asses give themselves, to implement a gimmick. EA, your money grubbing never ceases to amaze me.

  • Debenz

    I don’t think NBA Elite is using Kinect.

    • fudgebar

      They better used somethin!

  • Xcef2008

    I found Microsoft’s conference to be below average this year. A few good exclusive titles like Halo, Gears and Forza but the best games seemed to be games that we can play with any console like MW3 and Tomb Raider. Also I just have no use for Kinect or flailing my arms around like an idiot. I expect Sony tonight and Nintendo tomorrow to be much better. 

  • Atlfan556

    wow how lame…

  • Debenz

    2K owned EA with 2k12 and the Move

    • Abramovich

      The move And kinect are both bad…

  • Debenz

    2K owned EA with 2k12 and the Move

  • Anonymous

    Just to clarify, EA’s Phil Frazier tweeted yesterday that M12 will *not* have Kinect support; they were referring to the 2012 calendar year releases.

    • This is correct. No support for M12 ;o

  • Anonymous

    Just to clarify, EA’s Phil Frazier tweeted yesterday that M12 will *not* have Kinect support; they were referring to the 2012 calendar year releases.

  • tigersrcool

    The problem with Kinect is they’re trying to find an answer to a problem that doesn’t exist.