|EA: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 drops Kinect|
|Posted: 23.06.2011 11:47 by Simon Priest||Comments: 1|
Given the poor reception of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 from EA, the studio has decided to keep things focussed on the "core of the experience".
That means no Kinect support like the first as they "didn't want to dilute" the team's efforts. The "atmosphere of the movie" and tight combat are priorities.
There will be no Kinect features in the next Harry Potter. The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was largely lampooned for being too average in experience and fun. With the second part of the final Harry Potter they decided early to "focus on the core of the experience, get as close to the atmosphere of the movie and make the flow of the combat feel right."
"We didn't want to dilute any of our efforts on other things that would require a lot of the team's time to perfect," said EA producer Gary Napper. EA Bright Light developed last year's entry in the long-running franchise but didn't exactly inspire fans.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC July 12th in the US, 15th in the UK. See the E3 2011 trailer below for some gameplay footage.