Halo Anniversary to have Kinect support [Update]

Microsoft's Phil Spencer has revealed that Halo Anniversary will use Kinect. Exactly how it will use the device is still a mystery.

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[Update] To put minds at ease, Microsoft has issued a clarification:

Just to let everybody know, the Kinect features we're exploring with Halo: Anniversary are optional and won't affect your core gameplay experience. Our mission, from day one, has been to deliver a faithful recreation of the original game, and we remain dedicated to seeing that through to completion.

[Original Story] Microsoft is making a push to include Kinect support in core games this year, and that apparently includes their remastered version of an old favorite. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will use Kinect according to Microsoft Game Studios general manager Phil Spencer.

"As a first party, we believe that Kinect will be important to all genres of games, be it racing games with Forza, combat games like Ryse -- even games like Halo Anniversary has Kinect integration," Spencer said in an interview with GameSpot.

Spencer didn't mention exactly how Halo Anniversary will work with Kinect. The game doesn't have a squad to command like Mass Effect 3, so it's anyone's guess how the device will be used. That means until Microsoft officially dispels it, you can at least hope for a Cortana make-out mini-game. Weirdos.

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    June 20, 2011 9:15 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Halo Anniversary to have Kinect support.

    Microsoft's Phil Spencer has revealed that Halo Anniversary will use Kinect. Exactly how it will use the device is still a mystery.

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      June 20, 2011 9:33 AM

      "...you can at least hope for a Cortana make-out mini-game. Weirdos"

      Awesome :)

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      June 20, 2011 9:44 AM

      I can use the camera to see a video of my opponent sperg out when they lose?

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      June 20, 2011 9:44 AM

      It'll promote the Kinects ability to be useless in a game like Halo.

      /grumble grumble

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      June 20, 2011 9:46 AM

      New teabagging interface, calling it now.

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      June 20, 2011 9:48 AM

      teabagging, obviously.

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      June 20, 2011 10:01 AM

      "Do a facepalm to skip the library."

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        June 20, 2011 10:03 AM

        I'd punch myself in the dick if I could skip the library.

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      June 20, 2011 10:02 AM

      ENERGY SWORD ON

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      June 20, 2011 10:53 AM

      $150 wireless menu selection interface

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      June 20, 2011 1:00 PM

      Head tracking, anyone?

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        June 20, 2011 1:59 PM

        Combine head tracking with a hd lcd visor and then you might have something worth getting excited over.

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        June 20, 2011 4:21 PM

        Probably one of the best uses for the Kinect, however I imagine that most people already sit too far away from their HDTV to take advantage of it.

        ie: You have a 42" 16:9 hdtv. You should be seated like 5' from it. I wouldn't be surprised if most people are 7' - 12' from it.

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      June 20, 2011 1:27 PM

      And now Microsoft is just forcing it down the throat of their core audience. Open wide and learn to swallow xbois.

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        June 20, 2011 1:28 PM

        i'm sure it will be totally optional and not really affect the core experience for gamepad users

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        June 20, 2011 1:28 PM

        "Just to let everybody know, the Kinect features we're exploring with Halo: Anniversary are optional and won't affect your core gameplay experience." Yup, forcing it down the throat.

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        June 20, 2011 1:43 PM

        Kinope

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      June 20, 2011 1:51 PM

      WHY WHY WHY

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        June 20, 2011 1:56 PM

        Why not - at this point everything else about the game is a known quantity, why not spend some time experimenting with an optional feature.

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        June 20, 2011 2:01 PM

        cross selling. 3D motion sensitive VR oriented touchscreen with embedded twitter and facebook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      June 20, 2011 2:05 PM

      Shape your fingers into the shape of a gun and move it around to aim.

      Say 'PewPewPew' to fire your equipped weapon

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      June 20, 2011 3:55 PM

      Kinect in HALO !!

      Nice i can totally Tea Bag with the camera now and capture myself doing it and i can send the video to the user.

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