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Kinect Motion Controls Might Not Be Featured In FIFA 14: Report

By Aditya Bhat on June 21, 2013 5:44 AM EDT 0

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FIFA 14 may not use Kinect motion controls. (Photo: easports)

FIFA 14 may not be getting Kinect motion controls according to Andrew Wilson, executive vice president, EA Sports. The developers of the upcoming football game have decided that the Kinect 'isn't right' for the game.

Microsoft has announced advancement of its Kinect for the next-generation console Xbox One with improvements made to increase the motion controller's accuracy. Microsoft would prefer developers to use its refurbished Kinect which is pointed out to be the reason for high pricing of Xbox One consoles (£429). But game developers can make a choice if they want to put it into use.

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"We still don't see a place for motion to be additive to the core game experience," said Wilson to Eurogamer.

"We never say never, and the teams are prototyping a series of things that feel like they're additive to the experience. We don't want gimmicks. We don't want to do it just because it's available. We want to do things that truly add to the experience."

The voice commands were introduced by EA Sports in FIFA 13 for Xbox 360 and Kinect, where players could use voice commands to change tactics, formations and also allow substitutions while still playing the game.  

Players can shout for a pass or send a teammate running or even call for a shot in Be A Pro mode of FIFA 13. Also referees and linesman also listen to what players say, if found using nasty words, which also will be picked up by commentators in the game and might result in referees being stricter with their fouls and bookings.

Wilson has said that FIFA 14 will have improved voice command functions. While stressing that FIFA 14 is not quite ready for Kinect though it is running some prototypes.

"Right now we're still in a position where we see voice as the feature of Kinect that's most relevant to FIFA. And that's how you'll see it this year."

Meanwhile, players who buy FIFA 14 may be able to transfer their data Ultimate Team players and XP to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.

"Whilst I can't talk about it right now, I'm sure there'll be some exciting news in the coming months," said David Rutter, executive producer FIFA 14 to VideoGamer.

The game is expected to launch in September 2013 for current generation consoles and later in November for next-generation console.

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