Wii An 'Unfulfilled Promise' Says Kinect's Creative Director

By Darryl Kaye on June 23, 2010, 10:55AM EDT

Kinect has been catching all the headlines recently, but its creative director, Kudo Tsunoda, has stoked the fires by stating that the Nintendo Wii, which started off the revolution behind motion controls, is an 'unfulfilled promise'.

Speaking to VideoGamer.com at E3, Kudo stated "There is a promise in the Wii that is very hard to deliver in any kind of controller-based stuff". He went on to say "Anybody who watches those things [Wii games] getting played, you're just sitting here doing your little thing like this [does small movements with wrist]. That's how controller-based games are played. Nothing against the Wii, because I like playing the Wii, I like Wii games, and it's a great system, but I do think there is some unfulfilled promise there."

Interesting, considering Kinect apparently isn't accurate enough to detect movement in the wrists - perhaps this was done to make a jibe at the Wii? Probably not. Either way, we'll see how much of Kinect's promise gets delivered in the coming years.

Source: VideoGamer

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