Kinect's Star Wars Game Will Have You Force-Waving In 2011

The Star Wars Kinect game, which so enthralled us before so quickly disappointing us when first revealed earlier this year, has around twelve months to get things right, with a release pencilled in for late 2011.

"We have a Kinect Star Wars game coming out for next holiday", Kinect's creative director, Kudo Tsunoda, told the BBC.

"I think you could just easily imagine being a Jedi and using Kinect to make you feel you're part of a Star Wars experience, building yourself up into a Jedi."

They're going to have to add a little more than arm-waving over the next twelve months if they actually want this thing to feel like a Star Wars experience.

Xbox Kinect to get Star Wars game in 2011 [BBC]


    I'm having a lot of trouble warming to this idea. For the variety of commands I would like it to include, I can't see how it can possibly exist without a peripheral, or without (GASP) going on-rails.

    I think the best way to make this work would be to include a lightsaber peripheral with it, with a simple thumbstick on it to control character's movement, and all lightsaber combat/Force tricks controlled by motion.

    But then, kind of defeats the original purpose of Kinect...? I dunno...

    Yeah I'm very skeptical also. I really like the idea, but I just can't see it working without having a conrtoller (like Move) in your hand.

    ive actually seen the video of someone playing this at the opening of kinect, what they have so far is pretty good seeing as the games still in the making, the lightsaber action looks cool but if buying the game came with a sort of toy lightsaber so the camera didnt confuse force motions with lightsaber slashing, that would be great.

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