Rumor: Mass Effect 3 To Feature Kinect Support On 360

by Phil Kollar on Jun 01, 2011 at 03:30 PM

While Mass Effect 3 will be the first game in the series to be released on the PlayStation 3 at the same time as on Xbox 360, it sounds like the 360 version may still have some unique and exclusive features. If a leaked cover image is to be believed, the much-awaited sequel will utilize Microsoft's Kinect technology in some way.

The rumor seems to have originated from some Xbox 360 box art for the game that was briefly posted to the EA Store. The box art contained a purple band across the top proclaiming "Better with Kinect." Obviously the game will not require Kinect, since it's playable on other systems with traditional control methods, but it sounds like BioWare may be cooking up some creative uses for the motion-sensing technology.

What could the Kinect elements in Mass Effect 3 be? We'll likely have to wait until E3 to find out. I wouldn't at all be surprised if this announcement is part of the Microsoft press conference on Monday, June 6.

[via Kotaku]