Microsoft: Future Apps Must Offer Kinect-ibility

By Mark Delaney, 7 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 Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.