"really happy" that this second generation of Kinect games is "going strong" with people having "lots of cool and amazing ideas".
The studio is "dying to be a part" of it more. Epic can claim their Unreal Engine 3 tech was in the first ever Kinect title, as well as powering Kinect Fun Labs.
In fact Kinect Star Wars and Fable: The Journey also uses Epic's UE3 technology. "The very first Kinect app - I shouldn't call it an app - the very first Kinect game, Kinect Adventures, was on Unreal Engine 3," said Epic VP Mark Rein.
"So I think we have a little bit of history there. Obviously we've been a close partner for Microsoft for a long period of time. And Unreal is just a great technology for doing that sort of stuff." The developer wants to join in more especially as this second generation of Kinect titles have begun to arrive, brimming with new ideas.
"Kinect Fun Labs is a great example," he continued. "Everybody goes: 'Woah, you can make a shooter with Unreal'. Clearly you can make something that's not a shooter with Unreal, there's the best example there. And you can hook it up with all kinds of cool technology of your own and do something impressive."
"So I'd love to say we're the gold standard and the default but people like to use all kinds of technology to make games."
"People love Kinect," he added. "I'm really happy to see this second generation of Kinect games show up, see that they're still going strong and that people have lots of cool and amazing ideas for them. So yeah, we're dying to be a part of that."
Are there any Kinect-based games your looking forward to, videogamer?
Epic "dying to be a part" of Kinect's future, impressed with ideas
07 July 2011 | By Simon Priest