Microsoft is pushing hard to bring in Kinect features on its core offerings this year, including Halo Anniversary. Microsoft Game Studios manager Phil Spencer made the comment in an interview with Gamespot, “As a first party, we believe that Kinect will be important to all genres of games, be it racing games with Forza, combat games like Ryse — even games like Halo Anniversary has Kinect integration.”

The company has stated that Kinect support for Halo Anniversary is entirely optional and won’t affect the “core gameplay experience.”