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Ghost Recon Future Soldier: Fancy Kinect controls will get you killed online

For those of you who missed Ubisoft’s E3 2011 segment, the company unveiled their upcoming Ghost Recon: Future Soldier title with specific reference to the way the game will play with Microsoft’s Kinect motion camera. The Xbox 360 version will feature some nifty hand gestures , but are they really needed in the general sense of things?

While everyone loves a gimmick now and again, we’re not sure if Ubisoft’s Kinect features will blend with gamers in the long run. At E3, Ubisoft showed off an innovative new way to set up your weapons using just hand gestures and voice commands, known as ‘GunSmith’.

We’ve included a new video below for those of you who want to take a look at it. You’ll see the guy in the video select best optimization kits for different weapon classes, and then he goes on to test the new set ups in a training field. Players will also be able to use hand gestures to fire the weapon and zoom in and out of sniper rifiles – but is it going a bit over the top?

We’re hoping that Ubisoft will include some sort of ‘Kinect-only’ multiplayer servers, as if you plan to play online using Kinect controls and come up against a player who’s using a standard xbox 360 controller, it’s fair to say that the odds could be heavily stacked against the Kinect user.

Perhaps judgement is best served until a demo is out, so people with Kinect can try out the new features first-hand. It could be a worrying prospect though if Ubisoft just have one integrated multiplayer lobby regardless of what control scheme you are using.

What are your thoughts on the Kinect controls in Ghost Recon: Future Soldier?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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