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More Plastic Instrument Games On The Way

by Bryan Vore on Nov 25, 2009 at 09:10 AM

In a recent interview with The Seattle Times, Red Octane co-founder Kai Huang touched on a few interesting points including the Kurt Cobain controversy, Project Natal, and more crazy music game types.

Future Music Games:
“We're really just at the beginning of music games. What we love and what we're constantly looking at is, how do you expose people to new music and new instruments? In the U.S., country music is obviously very popular. Globally, classical music has always been very interesting. Latin music — there are just so many different genres of music and instruments that haven't been tapped into yet.”

Kurt Cobain:
“We can't comment specifically because there's litigation going on, but at a general level we've been working with artists for the last four years with Guitar Hero. As long as we can continue to work with artists to do that and put them into the game, that's what we'd love to do. It puts a level of realism and reality into the game we'd like to see.”

“We haven't made any specific announcements of what we're doing with new technologies in Guitar Hero 6 and beyond, but one of the areas we're exploring certainly is camera technology and what you can do — track your movements and maybe have your characters on the screen do certain things you're doing, or personalize it more so it can look more like you on stage rather than just be an avatar. There are a lot of possibilities that technologies like Natal will bring, and we're definitely exploring those possibilities.”

Keeping all this in mind, what new music genre or instrument would you most like to see incorporated into a music game? How would Natal enhance that experience?