Friday, June 3, 2011

Mass Effect 3 to adapt Kinect control

Source: A supposed Electronic Arts Store box art shot, captured by NeoGAF user Lakitu.
What we heard: The Mass Effect series is riddled with emotion and heavy decisions. And in the lauded original Mass Effect and its equally acclaimed sequel gamers made these choices by clicking buttons. However, in the franchises' newest entry--the recently delayed Mass Effect 3--those decisions might be made with the wave of a hand or facial gestures, if a purported retail box art image proves correct.
The supposed retail listing (pictured at right) for Mass Effect 3 clearly shows the "Better with Kinect" marketing slogan, indicating it will support, but not require, the peripheral. Additionally, the listing has been pulled from the EA Store.
The official story: As of press time, Microsoft has not responded to GameSpot's request for comment or clarification on the matter.
Bogus or not bogus?: Rumors are already swirling that Microsoft will unveil a Kinect-enabled Gears of War: Exile at next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo. Thus, it wouldn't be unrealistic for Microsoft or EA to use the show to also announce its intention to add motion control to the greatly hyped Mass Effect 3. If Microsoft or EA does indeed use the annual trade show as a forum to make the announcement, gamers will have their answers in under a week.

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