Battlefield 4 on Xbox One supports Kinect

DICE confirms next-gen version of upcoming shooter will use motion-control technology "where it will make sense."

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Battlefield 4 for Xbox One will support Kinect in some fashion, developer DICE has confirmed in the latest issue of the Game Informer magazine (via Videogamer).

Gamers concerned that they may need to wave their arms to take aim at enemies can breathe a sigh of relief, as DICE said motion control will be used only "where it will make sense."

"We have a pretty pragmatic view [on Kinect 2]," DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson said. "Instead of just trying to tick all the boxes of features you can do with new hardware, we look at what actually adds value [for] our players."

Magnus Troedsson stressed that having precise control in Battlefield 4 is "really important" and that can be achieved only through a traditional input.

"When you look at the kind of games that we build--or Battlefield at least--it is a first-person shooter that is very much about skill. Input is really important," he added. "You need to have very precise control over what's going on, and trying to do something like that with motion control input does not make sense--not if you want to keep the same kind of formula of the game as we [have] now. You'd need to build a different kind of shooter."

Battlefield 4 launches October 29 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions do not yet have release dates.

Discussion

276 comments
hordaak
hordaak

lol. sony fanboys are hilarious. what?? your system has more features?? well, i wouldnt use them anyways!! they obviously suck because I dont have them and would never make myself use them. stick with your own console and shut your bitch ass mouth. quit complaining. wow, its getting old. go comment on a ps4 article for once. 

anvilone
anvilone

Ok, so I can imagine a few cool applications for this, but now I'm imagining somebody standing on their couch with their arms spread out. "Xbox! Pilot MAV." ...and another useless sniper was born.

YukoAsho
YukoAsho

I hope for Xbox users' sakes that you can turn those features off...

bkohary
bkohary

Do the Carleton to repel enemies and allies within 30m of you.


Pupchu
Pupchu

Xbox, shoot target! Xbox, revive teammate...

Drummer_joker
Drummer_joker

This is great!!! Does this mean I can T-Bag other player using kinect technology?

cloud9allday
cloud9allday

for all the people saying dumb things like they are gonna use it to reload or fly planes, well that doesn't make sense and DICE specifically said that the kinect will be used in a away that makes sense, coming form a top notch gaming company i believe they will make a new more immersive gaming experience that could be cool as fuck, just wait and see what happens but i think it could be cool

DigiTMPS3
DigiTMPS3

Prob be able to do hip thrusts at your dead opponent in MP

MrHanky35
MrHanky35

only way i can see it applying in a good way by is by holding a special butten to lower your gun to freely move your hand to quietly motion your team for commands....or for awsome movements over fallen enemys :)

shuffles88
shuffles88

i wonder how many of these people commenting actually read the article

zaxrider
zaxrider

Instead of having to hold the trigger button to shoot, you will be able to scream "YATATATATATATATA" at your Kinect to fire your weapons.

Wattsburg0
Wattsburg0

Great now my game will be doing all kinds of crazy shit because I have a twitch.

AgresiveGunner
AgresiveGunner

Your all way off...  The motion controls are going to be very minimal, and honestly have the potential to be REALLY cool...  Imagine while sprinting, turning your head to the left or the right slightly to see around you.  Or while in a jet to get a view of the battlefield

cnx2022
cnx2022

LOL!!!!!!!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. And the Xbots were boasting about their Knect, and crying about how dumb PS4 was for dropping their idea.

Motion sensor in BF4?? hahahahahHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

bkohary
bkohary

Pick your nose to dig a foxhole

bkohary
bkohary

Fap to call in an airstrike?

bkohary
bkohary

Point a finger at your head to respawn?

jlm2k5
jlm2k5

''Nod your head to buy the laser scope attachment pack and get a free pistol upgrade''

bobnice
bobnice

I would imagine it's got voice commands for Commander mode

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

if they use it as a gimmick in multiplayer for driving vehicles and flying jets and so on then I guarantee it will just piss people off. imagine having to stand up off the couch and put the gamepad down every time you get into a vehicle, just completely breaks the immersion.

holtrocks
holtrocks

Probably be used in some minor dumb way for singleplayer a few times.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

In a competitive precision shooter, motion controls NEVER make sense.

anvilone
anvilone

I think Kinect heartbeat detection could affect scope sway and/or spread. Also, kinect motion detection for Commander Mode makes some sense.

peacenutman
peacenutman

I prefer the PS4 exclusive feature, use the touchpad for commander mode.

ddoggbritt16
ddoggbritt16

@anvilone I know that on next gen it will have 64 player on a match but will it have that many people on the xbox 360

reborn007
reborn007

@YukoAsho kinect is just stupid ...we do not have the technology for real gamers to enjoy it. it call only be used for giving commands in most games that try to incorporate it.


The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@zaxrider I remember when they were demonstrating kinect support for Ghost Recon and you fired your gun with a stupid hand gesture.

OldKye
OldKye

@bkohary "Stop bombing the enemy is dead!"

"I can't make it stop!!!!"

valknight
valknight

@Aaronp2k Imagine instead that it does none of that, but rather it notices if you turn your head to the left or right and moves the camera in that manor. not guaranteed, but still cool if pulled off right. 

OldKye
OldKye

@anvilone I actually like that idea if they made it steady the aim as you breathed out and your heartbeat calmed I could get way into that lol.

YukoAsho
YukoAsho

@valknight @Aaronp2k Unless you have a multi-monitor setup, why would you want to do that by moving your head instead of using the right stick to look around?

OldKye
OldKye

@Skhuff @OldKye @bkohary Lol that was the idea and "fap to call in an airstrike" isn't? lol 

The reason humor is funny more often then not is the randomness and absurdity of it if there was any chance if this being a real feature I'd be the first to sign a petition against it.