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EA prototyping Fight Night Kinect

Kinect prototype being tested.
Kinect prototype being tested.

Despite the fact that the upcoming Fight Night Champion game from EA next month will not support Kinect or Playstation Move, the creator of the game is working on making a version which will work with Kinect.

While speaking with Eurogamer, Mike Mahar says, "It's an interesting proposition," he said. "Undeniably at some point we're going to want to integrate motion controls into our game somehow, whether that's in a mini-game or a separate game I don't know."

"It's definitely something we're looking at," he added. "We've done some pretty cool prototyping. It could perhaps be a mini-game embedded in. Then again with how precise and how robust the movement and motion controls are now, I think we'd be doing them a disservice if we simply said that our version of a motion control game is a mini-game within Fight Night.

"I think we'd best serve the community, if we're going to do anything ever, with a totally different game. That's the speculation on my part."

While most motion enabled boxing games have come in the form of a casual-oriented game, a Fight Night motion enabled game would make fans of the series feel more immersed in the experience.

If done properly, a title like this could allow Kinect and Move to gain more traction with the hardcore audience.

Better get your cardio up! The only thing that would make this better is adding a vest and headgear so you can feel each and every punch.


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