Harmonix proved to be one of the best Kinect developers around with its excellent Dance Central series. It’s unknown at this point if the series will continue on the Xbox One, but the team is hard at work crafting its next Kinect experience for both Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Harmonix and Disney announced at E3 that they were collaborating on a new Kinect title called Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved. In a new trailer released today, the developers show off some live gameplay. In it, you’ll see the player interacting with the environment and creating music. After that, they conduct an orchestra with various arm gestures to complete the stage.
Fantasia remains one of Disney’s best works of animation, and Harmonix’ new game is pretty exciting. If it can capture even a slice of what Fantasia so great to begin with, we could have a new reason to buy into the Kinect hype. Much like the Wii before it, it’s these kind of new experiences that sell the peripheral instead of developers trying to co-opt traditional gameplay into untraditional control schemes.
Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved is slated for release in 2014 for both the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One.