Need For Speed Most Wanted Getting Kinect Support
Need for Speed Most Wanted will be integrating Kinect functionality, Microsoft and Electronic Arts announced today. Like most games with Microsoft brand recognition (not including Halo: CE Anniversary), NFS Most Wanted will only be implementing the voice-recognition features of Kinect, not the motion control ones — to the dismay of some and joy of others.
“Activated Easy Drive Menu: Keep your hands on the wheel and stay in the race with Kinect for Xbox 360 voice activated easy drive menus. Using vocal commands, you can customize your car, select races, and seamlessly switch to another car and much more without ever leaving the action or taking your eyes off the road.
Mod on the Fly: Stay one step ahead of your rivals in single player by using your voice to modify your car’s upgrades to adapt to any situation.”
As far as the press release indicates, this functionality will only extend to the single player experience. For all we know, it could very well make its way to multiplayer as we close in on the game’s October 30 release date. Oh, wait, that’s in like two weeks.
Yeah, go ahead and scratch what I said about how Kinect support could potentially be added to multiplayer. Criterion’s pretty much got that game wrapped up and topped with a bow. But hey, it could arrive via patch support if you feisty consumers really prod Criterion about it.
And if you’re wondering whether or not you should have this game on your radar, I suggest giving this preview by our own Editor-In-Chief Rob Smith a look-see.