Need for Speed Most Wanted

Check Out Need For Speed's Ridiculous Kinect Support
by Andrew Reiner on Oct 25, 2012 at 09:19 AM
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Criterion Games
Rating: Everyone 10+
Platform: Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC

The days of hitting the gas to make a car's engine ignite may be numbered. In Criterion's Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Kinect can be used to turn on a car. That's right, folks. Saying "engine start" sparks your ride to life. You can also save yourself some time by hitting the freaking gas.

Another odd Kinect command is "look around." When voiced correctly, this command spins the camera around your car, a function that is also tied to the right stick. In a video posted on Xbox's YouTube page, Need for Speed: Most Wanted's producer Chris Roberts says, "Some people may forget that the right stick is how you move the camera around in the heat of the moment." Really? Wait. How do I start my car again? Uh... "Engine start!"

Kinect can also be used to navigate menus, change cars, and alter a car's chassis mid-race. The menu navigation actually looks pretty cool, allowing for menu shortcuts to be achieved through voice. The rest of the commands...yikes.

You can check out all of this game's Kinect functionality in the video below. This look ends with a "better with Kinect" comment from Roberts.

[Via Xbox]