Harmonix, known for the get-you-moving “Rock Band” and “Dance Central,” is making a different kind of move with “Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved,” which is powered by Xbox One’s Kinect 2.0 technology.
Jonathan Mintz, lead designer of the new game, says in an interview that Disney asked Harmonix to re-imagine ”Fantasia,” turning it into a game where the player takes on the role of a new sorcerer’s apprentice. “You travel to these realms that are made of music, and you learn how to perform incredible music in a way that is kind of inspired by Mickey Mouse performing on the cliff from the original film. Then, eventually, you learn to remix the songs and transform them.”
Harmonix will take advantage of the Xbox One’s game DVR feature to let you stream your musical creations through the DVR system, then get it out to YouTube. “To me, that is one of the features I’m most excited about,” he says. “People who watch a lot of music on YouTube now have a way to get their own music out there as well.”
The game is due out this fall for both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Read the entire Q-and-A with Mintz by heading over to Xbox Wire.
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