Rare refutes Kinect ‘downgrade’ claims

Microsoft’s innovative controllerless peripheral, Kinect, has not been downgraded during its evolution from concept to final product, says an exec at UK studio Rare.

In fact, Nick Burton believes Kinect has closely followed a survival-of-the-fittest principal; dropping less desired features and improving its more important ones.

Kinect’s tech has certainly not downgraded over time,” the Rare technology producer told Develop. I would say the tech has been upgraded, in fact.

Certain bits of it have been downgraded,” Burton said, but they were bits that weren’t necessarily going to be productised. There’s certain things that you try out, and you find are not as important as you first thought.

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