Head-Tracking feature taken out of Boom Blox

By Shane Jury 16.04.2008 12

Speaking at the Nintendo Media Summit, Mr Rahimi confirmed that the recently discovered Head-Tracking functionality will not make it to Boom Blox's retail release.

In an email statement, EA noted that;

"Head-tracking was something we considered including as an Easter egg in BOOM BLOX however, we did not end up including it in the final version of the game. ..."

A clip describing how Head-Tracking works is below.

Does this announcement impact your decision on whether to buy this game or not? Have your say in the comments below.

Thanks to Joystiq.com

Box art for Boom Blox
Developer

Steven Spielberg

Publisher

EA

Genre

Puzzle

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10 (6 Votes)

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lol, that was the only thing about the game that interested me. Probably wouldn't have bought it anyway though...

Looks like an interesting game, but I don't think its one for me - gotta try it out first. Head tracking sounded so cool n all!

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That's upsetting because the head tracking is very cool.

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err? Why?
Why remove it :?

Seriously, I dont get development studios sometimes.

I wont say I wont get the game for sure, but this certainly takes away one of the reasons to get it.

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Why?
I'm sure some people would've bought it just for the head tracking.

Delay it then :3

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Would anyone have actually strapped a wiimote to their fecking heads?

Exactly.

Still looks good though.

Someone has written XNA Wii Remote libraries now so when I get home I'll have a go at whipping up some tech demos if I can get a bluetooth dongle.

Boom Blox looks like a fantastic game, I don\'t think taking out this feature is going to stop the game being a huge success and a great game.

EDIT:

\"Would anyone have actually strapped a wiimote to their fecking heads?\"

Exactly.


They were going to develop a headset minus remotes.

( Edited 16.04.2008 20:11 by Linkyshinks )

RyanT said:
Would anyone have actually strapped a wiimote to their fecking heads?

Exactly.

Still looks good though.

You don't strap a wiimote to you head, you had a wii remote on your TV and you could either have the sensor bar on a hat or had something emitting infrared light, he had glass with two LED's.

Yeah, probably would have still been a pain to try but why take it out? It's not technically difficult to pull off..it was a fun easter egg cool tech demo. WHY! Just makes no sense to take it out when you already had such a cool feature in. Bah cunts!

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It could be a really important part of future gaming, quite frankly I think the technology is awesome. Only problems are it may be a bit awkward, and I wouldn't want it with every game, but it's be great with a game like this, right?

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Video looks sooo good! I think it would work in a mini-game/arcade-like environment, with short bursts of play else I don't see many people standing up for hours on end doing it.

Shame they took it out Smilie

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