SEGA of America community staff member Kellie has confirmed via Twitter that Kinect for Xbox 360 is the only control method for Sonic Free Riders.
Sonicfan1989 put this question to SEGA –
@SEGA does sonic free riders for kinect is it possible to use just the control? like for those who cant afford a new 360 and kinect?
to which Kellie responded with the below answer –
@sonicfan1989 No, you will need Kinect to play Sonic Free Riders. ^kellie
Since the games official announcement some fans who are unsure about the new Kinect for Xbox 360 technology and those who don’t like motion controls in general have been wondering if ordinary controller compatibility will be in the game but now it looks like Kinect is your only option. From what gameplay footage we’ve seen of both single player and split-screen it appears the game plays fine thus far with the Kinect device not having any problems detecting movement from both SEGA representatives demonstrating the game and controls can only improve during development in the run up to the games release of Late 2010.
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Thanks to tjthefox for the heads up!