If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Lightsaber spotted for Star Wars Kinect

Controller free, it is not.

Two major German shops have listed a Lightsaber peripheral for Kinect Star Wars.

The toy is Kinect-compatible and works with Microsoft's Kinect Star Wars, according to a description on online shop Promediamax (via 123 Kinect).

The Lightsaber includes light effects but no batteries.

Amazon Germany asks €16 for the Lightsaber. Promediamax asks €15.36.

There are no images of the product, but Amazon's listing mentions a release date of 17th November, which suggests the game will go on sale in the UK on Friday, 18th November.

Does this Lightsaber, if real, undermine Microsoft's vision of a controller-free future? Could it also pave the way for more bespoke Kinect game controllers?

Peter Molyneux revealed recently that there will be no swordplay in Kinect game Fable: The Journey. He said lack of physical feedback wouldn't satisfy what our brain expects when swishing a sword. "The visuals and the sound aren't enough," he said.

Sony's rival PlayStation Move controller has rumble feedback and physical substance. It also looks remarkably like a Lightsaber hilt, albeit one with a ping-pong ball on top.

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

About the Author

Robert Purchese avatar

Robert Purchese

Senior Staff Writer

Bertie is senior staff writer and Eurogamer's Poland-and-dragons correspondent. He's part of the furniture here, a friendly chair, and reports on all kinds of things, the stranger the better.


More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch