One of the biggest worries for the Xbox One is that every video game developer would shove Kinect down everyone’s throats. EA has promised there are no Kinect features for FIFA 14.
EA’s Andrew Wilson told Eurogamer:
“We feel the evolution of that will do more for gamers this year [than motion]. We’re not quite at motion yet. We’re running some prototypes, but as yet we’re not seeing anything that universally enhances the core sports experience. Right now we’re still in a position where we see voice as the feature of Kinect that’s most relevant to FIFA. And that’s how you’ll see it this year.
“We did voice last year. There are new capabilities of voice recognition in the new Kinect the team is trying to utilize to make sure we take that to the next level and give you an even greater level of control through voice in the game.”
Hopefully this encourages more game developers will take their time integrating Kinect features into their games. There have been a ton of Kinect games released over the years, and some of them play poorly.
Maybe FIFA 15 will introduce mini-games that allow you to kick the ball during free kicks when EA are ready for it?