There have been plenty of gaming-based options to keep yourself fit during these socially distanced times, but, admittedly, Final Fantasy XIV isn’t one of them. That’s true for most of us except one popular controller modder who has managed to hook up an Xbox Kinect to the MMORPG.
Content Creator Louis ‘Super Louis 64’ Hamilton is using the camera-based tech to pull off what is, perhaps, the most immersive way of playing FFXIV’s Dancer job. Hamilton explains on Twitter that he’s managed to get the Kinect to pick up his dance moves and send those inputs into FFXIV. Each of the Dancer’s steps has a motion control mapped to it, so the content creator has to dance away if he wants to buff his party. He also explains that he has to follow the instructions on his step gauge to complete the dance once he starts it. More importantly, Hamilton’s outfit matches his Dancer, which is an attention to detail we appreciate.
This isn’t the first time Hamilton has put a new spin on playing one of FFXIV’s jobs, either, as he previously managed to play the card-based Astrologian job on a Yu-Gi-Oh! duel-disk controller. Each slot on the disk is assigned to a party member, and he got the cards to work through a heap of “conductive paint and wiring”. Playing the Dancer with an Xbox Kinect and the Astrologian on a Yu-Gi-Oh! controller is equally impressive and looks equally as exhausting.