Halo – Combat Evolved Anniversary: Now With Added Kinect
Microsoft is making sure its products work together. So, it makes sense that Halo – Combat Evolved Anniversary will work with Kinect, which is a new way of playing video games. Microsoft designed Kinect with the hopes of getting more people to play games. Some people are, after all, not too comfortable with using typical game controllers.
Making Microsoft’s popular titles work with Kinect surely seems to be the best move. Through a New York Comic Con, 343 Industries of Microsoft reveals info on the Kinect features that will be included in Halo’s HD remake. The Analyse Mode makes it possible for you to scan items in the single player campaign, such as characters, enemies, vehicles and weapons. Then, there is the Library, which houses gesture controls and scanned items’ info. With your voice, you can already give out commands, such as switching from remastered to classic and vice versa when it comes to your visuals. You can also use your voice to do actions such as reloading or throwing grenades.
Halo Anniversary is the first connection of the franchise with Kinect features. Halo 4 may also later on integrate those features or maybe more. The franchise’s development director Frank O’Connor warns against getting too excited about the Kinect features, however. He says that while it may be awesome, it should just be viewed merely as something that “enhances your overall experience.” After all, the makers of Halo Anniversary want to recreate its original goodness. You may be psyched to know, however, that Hang Noon, which is a Hang ‘Em Up map remake will be part of Halo – Anniversary.