Microsoft: Future Apps Must Offer Kinect-ibility

By Mark Delaney, 5 years ago
Over the weekend, as we were all getting acquainted with the new dashboard and some of the many new applications being introduced over the next few months, Microsoft took the time to announce something to both consumers and developers.

Going forward in this console cycle, all future Xbox 360 apps will be required to utilize some form of Kinect functionality. Note that as gamers, we will still be able to have the option of using the good ol' fashioned controller, but the alternative to use just physical gestures and/or voice commands must be present when developers create the application.

The news is sure to please both Kinect early-adopters and more recent buyers who may have still been waiting for something to do with their peripheral besides dance or play mini-games.

What do you think? Is it enough to get you to buy into the Kinect? Let's just hope these future apps don't look as clunky as the new Netflix layout, yes?
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a lifelong gamer and current Assistant (to the) News Manager on TA. When not playing games, he can be found cheering for a bad football team, playing Batman action figures with his son, or going to concerts with his lover. Days where he does all of those things are his favorite.