Button-using ‘Hybrid’ Kinect Games In Development

Microsoft may soon release “hybrid” button-using games for its controller-free Kinect device.

Speaking to GamesIndustry, Kinect director Alex Kipman announced that there are currently a number of games in development that will use both Kinect’s controller-free technology and an Xbox 360 controller simultaneously, despite previously stating that a controller is the "greatest single barrier between the consumer and gaming."

"We love controller-free games, we love Kinect experiences and we'll continue to grow our set of those as well," Kipman said. "What we haven't really talked about, but exist, are hybrid games."

"Games that are using the controller, which we know and love, and pieces, if not all, of the Kinect experiences to again make those experiences more immersive, more fun and more emotionally connected."

Kipman did not reveal any further details on what kind of hybrid games are currently in development.

Microsoft’s Kinect is set to launch in the UK on 10 November, with prominant retailers planning special events and midnight openings to herald its release.