Battlefield 4 Kinect support coming to Xbox One
Xbox One owners will be getting a few advantages when it comes to Battlefield 4. For one, the upcoming DLC Second Assault will get a head start on the Xbox One first, and now DICE has confirmed that Battlefield 4 will also support the Kinect motion control sensor as well.
Every Xbox One console will ship with Kinect, which allows for advanced motion controls and voice recognition as well. And while Battlefield 4 will support Kinect, it won’t actually tied to the gameplay itself, according to DICE’s Karl-Magnus Troedsson.
In an interview in the latest issue of GameInformer magazine, he said that motion controls “do not make sense” for a game like Battlefield 4, but added that there were “other places” where motion controls could be incorporated. He didn’t get into details, and said that they’ll announce their Kinect support in the future.
We can imagine using Kinect for browsing the menus and maybe giving squad orders. But as Troedsson puts it, motion controls don’t really work with games like Battlefield 4, and would only make things gimmicky.
Battlefield 4 will launch on the Xbox One and other platforms this Fall. It’s unknown whether DICE will bring motion control features to the PS4 and their PS Eye device.