Eurogamer has an interview up with SCEA’s Software Engineer Anton Mikhailov where he goes off on the upcoming Kinect Star Wars game. He claims that not only was the E3 video faked, but that there is no way that the Xbox 360 Kinect can pull off a lightsaber game. He also promises that if PlayStation Move ever gets a Star Wars game, it’ll be better than Kinect’s.
“I’m usually not very aggressive, but I will say it’ll [Move’s Star Wars game] be damn better than Kinect could ever do.
“There’s no way Kinect can do a good lightsaber game. Just never. Unless they give you a stick. If they give you a stick then they can do OK, but then they’re going to ruin their whole no controller motto.
“I’ve seen the demo but it’s so scripted, and wasn’t it like, faked?
“Technologically I find it hard how you can do a lightsaber, because there are so many ambiguities, and it’s nearly impossible to track the angles of your wrists.
“I can sort of see them doing it, like hold your hands together and move like this [holds them out in front of his body], and then from the x, y, position and for the angle. If anyone’s listening, you guys should try that. That would probably work all right.”
We find his comment about Kinect not being able to do Lightsabers interesting. Didn’t he see this video?