Microsoft's biggest selling point when it comes to Kinect is that it's a completely controller-free system -- not a single button is necessary to interact with its games. But when Kinect was first being designed inside Microsoft, both Rare and Peter Molyneux weren't convinced such a system could work. "We were absolutely adamant that we needed a button, something with haptic feedback, that would initiate an action," said Rare creative director George Andreas to Edge magazine (via CVG), recalling his first time seeing the Kinect technology. "It took a long time -- we threw some prototypes together and then we saw you didn't need one." And it wasn't just Rare that wasn't convinced about buttons-free controls, as Andreas said Lionhead Studios boss Peter Molyneux didn't see the buttons-free system working either. "We were very vocal to Kudo [Tsunoda, Kinect lead] at the time, and Peter Molyneux was as well, that you needed something in your hand," Andreas recalled. But he also says this was ultimately just a case of having to "rein in" their ideas of traditional button-based interfaces, a challenge that remained even after accepting Kinect's buttons-free system could work. "You end up falling back on the [gamepad] control scheme. It's a crutch really." The fact that the PlayStation Move does have buttons is a distinction that Sony often stresses in the presentation of their controller, insisting there are certain types of games that simply need buttons to work best. So will Microsoft's buttons-free philosophy ultimately work just as well (if not better)? Kinect launches on November 4, so it won't be much longer until we can all find out for ourselves.[/p] Source If it actually did have buttons then I would be possibly praising the system. One of the main things that sucks about the Kinect is that it lacks buttons, meaning you can't have games that the Move or Wii have. Why couldn't they just argue to death Molyneux and Rare? WHY???? Although I really couldn't care less about Rare, it's not like they have any influence on anything nowadays. Molyneux on the other hand matters.