Star Wars Kinect May Include Podracing and Playable Rancor

This Kinect-based Star Wars game just got a lot cooler in our book.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


We’ll be honest here, we kind of forgot about the Star Wars Kinect title since it was shown off at Microsoft’s Cirque Du Soleil event at last year’s E3. Did it look cool? Maybe? We couldn’t figure out if what we saw was actual gameplay or pre-rendered eye trickery. Truthfully, the latter still seems more plausible. So we kind of moved on.

That is until now…

Rumors have hit the internet, courtesy of a leaked survey obtained by Kotaku, which heavily insinuates that the Star Wars Kinect title will include not only podracing, but will also let you play as a freakin’ rancor. The podracing sequences we could take or leave, as we’re not really fans of pretending to steer a vehicle. What are we, 3-years old? Pssh.

However, we’re all for the rancor bit! Just as long as LucasArts promises us that it won’t end as sadly as the rancor’s death in Return of the Jedi. That shit was brutal.