If you don't like it, don't play it, says Gears of War director

Bleszinski: Don’t hate on Kinect

Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski has lashed out at what he sees as the unfair criticism of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Kinect.

"I just don’t understand," he told attendees of a behind closed doors session, as reported by Eurogamer. "If there gamers out there that are weird about it, like, what’s the problem? If you don’t like it, don’t play it.

"I had an interesting conversation where one of the PR people pulled me aside and was like, ‘It has come to our attention that you might not like Kinect.’ I’m like, does anybody read my Twitter feed?

"I went to the f***ing launch of it in New York. I love it. This is so strange."

Cliffy B also saw fit to have a little dig at Sony’s rival motion controller Move.

"It’s Move that I dog on all the time," he added. "I don’t want to hold the two goofy-looking aeroplane-coming-in things, right? Less plastic on my coffee table as far as I’m concerned is a good thing."

However, hopes that his admiration for Kinect could lead to integration into Gears of War 3 have been dashed.

"I’ve been asked about integration into Gears. If we had put it into Gears 3, considering the development time table, it would have been a tacked-on feature," he added.

"If we were to get around to doing something Kinect-based, we would want to dedicate something to it and really knock it out the park and make it a Kinect game."
Kinect has sold 10m units since its November 2010 launch. Microsoft will triple the number of Kinect games available by the end of the year."

Story originally published on MCV.


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