At the Nintendo Media Summit, Boom Blox
senior producer Amir Rahimi confirmed that the final version of the game will lack the head-tracking mode
. We understand that it was always an Easter egg, requiring gamers to set up Wii Remotes as cameras, and hacking together their own IR LED glasses. But you didn't have to go to TED
to see the promise, and we're disappointed to see it removed.
EA wouldn't go on-record to say exactly why the mode was cut, only just confirming it again through public-relations channels. An email statement noted, "Head-tracking was something we considered including as an Easter egg in BOOM BLOX
however, we did not end up including it in the final version of the game. ..."
Perhaps EA feared that we'd hack together a candelabra
helmet as an IR emitter. They should have; we totally would.