The Kinect-enabled Xbox 360 version of Dead Space 3 will have profanity-triggered commands that players will have to stumble upon themselves, according to an interview with producer Steve Papoutsis at CVG.
Those who swear have probably thrown an f-bomb or two at their screens when playing video games and the folks at Visceral Games acknowledged that when designed the voice controls for the Xbox 360 version of Dead Space 3.
“There are commands where you might be in a certain situation and you might yell a specific expletive and it might behave in a way that you want it to,” Papoutsis said.
This being the third entry into the Dead Space series, another key addition is the introduction of cooperative play for the first time in the series. Some have grumbled over this new feature, generally citing it as a step away from the horror-filled environment that the series is known for. Papoutsis says that, if anything, the addition of co-op has only made the game more interesting.
“That creates an interesting dynamic,” he says, “when you’re sitting in your house, I’m sitting in my house, and now I’m saying, ‘What are you doing man? Help me out here – what are you doing!?!’ And you’re saying, ‘Are you crazy? I’m seeing something totally different, you’re not seeing this?’”
“You start to have a little argument and it’s like you’re having real-life dementia when the characters in the game are having dementia and it’s different, nobody’s done that.”
The ways in which Visceral Games has approached these new features for the series is pretty interesting and unique. It’ll be fun to see how it all plays out when it launches on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on February 5, 2013.