They've "done a great job" says Hayes, and SEGA announced Rise of Nightmares at E3 2011 exclusively for Kinect. Going forward "we're using Kinect functionality".
Mike Hayes was asked what his impressions of E3 2011 were and of the three big platform holders, and it didn't take long to circle round to Kinect.
"And on Kinect we've definitely bought into that with what Microsoft has been saying, they've done a great job on Kinect, so we've got Rise Of Nightmares exclusively on it, and we're using Kinect functionality in our games going forward. So it's ticked a lot of boxes," he said.
SEGA is most excited right now though with Gearbox Software's Aliens: Colonial Marines.
"And then I think for us the thing we're most thrilled about is Aliens: Colonial Marines, on the basis that we announced that quite a few years ago and we made a decision to craft it and spend more time with Gearbox, and I think we've been proven right by the response we've had at the show," continued SEGA West top executive, Mike Hayes.
It would appear SEGA is in agreement with Microsoft that future Xbox 360 title will at least include some form of Kinect functionality even if that's just navigating some menus or using voice-activated commands.
What do you think of SEGA's Rise of Nightmares as their first Kinect exclusive?