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Mass Effect 3 Gets Kinect Integration

by Sean P. Aune | June 6, 2011June 6, 2011 10:22 am PDT

Mass Effect 3 Kinect integration
While it still isn’t full on body control for Mass Effect 3, the third game in the series is getting integration with the Kinect controller.  You will now be able to make dialog choices by speaking the lines you are given as options.  The game will then fill in the rest of the scene based on the choices that you make, giving you a larger sense of you being involved in the game.

Beyond just making choices in what was said, you’ll also be able to control the non-player characters (NPCs) so that you can order them as to where to move, and even what weapons they should be using.  While most of this could also be handled by a headset, just speaking out to the room is also pretty nifty.

What do you think?  Gimmick, or actually useful new feature?

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...