EA Ditching Kinect Support for Next Harry Potter Video Game
Posted by James Newton
We can't imagine why
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I was the first game to be branded "Better with Kinect Sensor", but it turned out to be anything but. Publisher EA seemingly agrees, as the second instalment of the game won't support Microsoft's motion-sensing add-on.
Developer EA Bright Light has switched allegiances from light to dark, implementing PlayStation Move support in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II.
While EA hasn't commented on why Kinect controls have been dropped from the new game, scathing critical reaction to the predecessor can't have helped matters: our Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I review awarded the game a measly 4/10, stating:
Simply put, the Kinect controls for this mode are horrendously broken. The fault clearly lies with the game itself, which – for a reason known only to the developer – cannot effectively distinguish the actions of the player in front of it.
Perhaps missing out on a second instalment isn't such a bad thing.