DICE’s Patrick Bach has revealed to Xbox Wire that Battlefield 4 may use the Xbox One’s Kinect sensor for head-tracking look controls, such as leaning around a corner. In addition, voice commands might also become available, Bach says. Though there’s no guarantees that Battlefield 4 will get the new input methods at this point, it is clear that DICE may have competition as an incentive to add these features types to BF4. Infinity Ward recently hinted to Official Xbox Magazine that Call of Duty: Ghosts could use Kinect for more than navigating menus.
Xbox Wire: How will a new generation of hardware impact/change/revolutionize the future of your title/gaming?
Bach: I think time will tell as we’re just getting our hands and creative thinking around what these new platforms can do. In “Battlefield 4,” we’re pushing in every way that we can. Through SmartGlass, Xbox players will be able to view the overhead map during multiplayer matches and take advantage of the second screen. Also, with Kinect, we’re looking into features that enhance the controls including peeking and leaning and tracking head movement as well as incorporating voice commands.