Xbox One Kinect confirmed for Battlefield 4

In a Game Informer interview with DICE vice president Magnus Troedsson, Troedsson confirms they have plans to offer Kinect support for Xbox One, but not in the form of motion controls.

“Input is really important,” Troedsson replied. “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.”

“But there are other places where it will make sense, and we are going to use it for other things in the game, but we haven’t announced exactly what.”

If you remember, back in April DICE executive producer Patrick Bach said Battlefield 4 would avoid ‘”Gimmicks like motion control” saying, “We are extremely open to innovation, but if it’s a gimmick, there’s no point unless it adds value to the player.”


In the interview they asked if multiplayer-heavy games still need a single player campaign. Troedsson replied :

“We’re very passionate about building single player,” he replied. “We like it personally as game developers. We find it intriguing to get better at it in every game we do.”

“We also see that there are a lot of people who like to play single player, especially people that come to us and say that they enjoy preparing for multiplayer by playing some single player to catch up.”

“But, with that said, [...] the current scope of single-player campaigns are growing immensely. It’s a big investment. There’s a lot of time, there’s a lot of people etc. So we have to see what happens in the future.”

Xbox One console will ship with Kinect, which allows for advanced motion controls and voice recognition as well. It’s unknown whether DICE will bring motion control features to the Playstation 4 and the PS Eye.