Microsoft’s full-body motion-control tech, Kinect, is due out this Thursday (Wednesday, Nov. 10 in Europe). It’ll launch with 17 titles, one of which is Harmonix’s boogie game Dance Central. But according to the developer, the series has larger ambitions.
“I think that Dance Central has an opportunity to spark a phenomenon, much like the original Guitar Hero did,” Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos has told MCV. “I sure as hell hope there will be a sequel. We certainly have a lot of creative ambitions for the future of Dance Central.”
Further, Dance Central project director Kasson Crooker said that while the studio remains focused on the original, it has already begun pre-production on Dance Central 2.
“We’re looking at basic pre-production for Dance Central 2 but are mostly working on DLC right now,” he said. “We want to make sure people like Dance Central first. If that happens, we can look at what they enjoyed about that experience and decide if we want to offer an addition to it.”
I’ve yet to try my hand (body?) at Dance Central, but the buzz surrounding it sure seems positive. At least this music-game franchise doesn’t have controllers to clutter up the living room!