"it worked," declares Ubi boss Laurent Detoc.
The publisher intends to dominate Kinect in 2011 too by releasing the "most innovative offerings" on the platform, like 'Michael Jackson The Experience'.
"We believed in the potential of Kinect from the start and we set out to be the leading third-party publisher. It worked. But this is only the beginning for us," said Ubisoft North American head honcho Laurent Detoc, in a press release.
"We’ll be bringing some of the industry’s most innovative offerings to Kinect soon, starting with Michael Jackson The Experience, Child of Eden and others. We will have something for everyone.” The MJ game uses Ubi's "proprietary Player Projection technology".
That's a fancy way of saying the player is projected onto the screen and into the game, with movements presumably 1:1. "This level of immersion allows players to be surrounded by environments inspired by the music videos and live performances of each Michael Jackson song," goes the Ubisoft blurb.
They've teamed up with game creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi for their Child of Eden project due out this year for Kinect. It's "a multi-sensory shooter, the first of its kind on Kinect, that will send players diving into a kaleidoscopic matrix of synchronized music and mind-blowing visuals that will usher forth a landmark game experience." Think LSD trip.
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