Gamescom 2013: Dan Greenawalt Confirms that Forza Motorsport 5 is Completely Playable Without Kinect

on August 22, 2013 11:37 AM

If, like me, you love the Forza Motorsport franchise, but you’re not as fond of Kinect, there’s good news for you directly from the lion’s mouth of  Creative Director Dan Greenawalt.

During a behind closed doors presentation at Gamescom Cologne, I noticed that Greenawalt wasn’t really making use of Kinect at all, so it was only natural to ask him if Forza Motorsport 5 will be playable for those that prefer to remain Kinect-free.

Luckily the answer was brief but sweet: Yes, if you so decide you´ll be able to play and control the game without the Microsoft version of HAL 9000. Of  course you won´t be able to enjoy head tracking and voice recognition, but you´ll still be able to opt to play just with your controller.

All’s well that ends well.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.