E3 2011: Mass Effect 3 Features Kinect Support

E3 2011: Mass Effect 3 Features Kinect Support

The time has come; Earth has been taken and war is underway as the Reavers have invaded. Bioware showed off some gameplay from the highly anticipated Mass Effect 3, which has been announced to feature Kinect support for in game voice commands.

The scene opened with Shepard speaking with Morbin, speaking with a Krogan female specimen. The voice commands were shown off with the player speaking one of the voice selections rather than choosing it with the thumbstick, after which the game proceeded just as if you had picked the command with the controller.

From here the scene changed to a battle scene where the Kinect implementation got a little more interesting. Using voice commands, the player commanded teammates to move up, and even telling Liara to use Singularity which she did instantly.

Everything seemed fluid with no lag between the player giving the command and the action taking place, and while it’s not something I think I would be interested in at the very least it only adds to the gameplay without taking anything away.

The game of course looks absolutely stunning, and I’m sure everyone is looking forward to seeing this exciting conclusion to the Reaper war.