Kinect Star Wars: new trailer released

Brian Turner

June 6, 2011

Microsoft are building up the hype at the E3 conference, with a new trailer for Kinect Star Wars:

So far there’s been a lot of talk about how using the Kinect will be the centrepiece for the Jedi experience - not simply as a lightsaber proxy, but also for using Jedi powers to push objects.

According to lead Producer, Craig Derrick, “What we found early in development is that [no one wants] to look like Star Wars kid in front of friends. If I am doing these actions, and if I am seeing the character on screen repeating those actions, I want to look bad-ass.”

There are also suggestions of some voice commands, but no details have officially been released yet.

Meanwhile, a slew of other Kinect-driven titles are expected to be announced at E3, especially collaborations between Disney and Microsoft.

Back to Star Wars, and LucasArts have also announced a new three-year deal to develop multiple projects using Epic Games’ award-winning Unreal Engine 3.

“LucasArts is now primed to capitalize on Unreal Engine 3’s ability to scale across platforms, from mobile, through PC and console all the way up to the next generation of games,” said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games. “We can’t wait to see what happens when LucasArts combines their talented workforce and amazing intellectual properties with Unreal Engine 3.”


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