EA Sports Active 2 coming to Kinect in November

   15/07/2010 at 16:42       Phil May       0 COMMENTS.
Source - Kotaku
 - EA Sports Active 2, EA, Kinect, Move, Wii

EA have announced that EA Sports Active 2 is in development for the Wii and PS3, but a Kinect version is also in the works, planned for release this November.

What's interesting about the Kinect version of the suite is that it doesn't rely on any control trickery to work out if you're cheating and just sitting there flicking the V's at the thing. EA think they've cracked Kinect's slightly iffy way of detecting other body stances than someone standing in front of the camera.

When demonstrated to games site Kotaku, EA's Sports Active 2 for Kinect did have initial difficulties working out that a player doing push-ups had their legs and feet behind them, but could seemingly detect that and compensate for it.

In the demonstration, EA's Sports Active developers showed that a system without the dangling wires and annoyances of holding a controller in each hand could actually be the better way to enjoy a fitness programme on your games console - if the tech was good enough to map real life movements to an on-screen avatar.

"The beauty of the Kinect version of Sports Active 2 is that you only have to wear the heart monitor - which means for a more intense workout you can use your own free weights and other fitness equipment without needing to also juggle two controllers".

All versions of EA Sports Active 2 will ship with heart monitors but each version will be individually tailored to the Wiimotes (with Wii Motion Plus, Balance Board and Nunchuck support) the Playstation Move controllers (with Move wand and nunchucks) or Kinect's controller-free approach.

EA has also announced that iPhone versions of the fitness suite may also be available early in 2011.

We recently covered three earlier fitness games in our roundup fitness article here.

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