Microsoft: Hardcore Kinect games coming soon

xbox-kinect-deal-karateWhile Kinect has been a clear hit with more than 8 million sold, there is one demographic which has not been so enthused by the Xbox 360 accessory.

Hardcore twitch games have found games like Dance Central and Kinect Sports not exactly to their taste, but Kevin Unangst, senior producer of Microsoft’s interactive entertainment business, have some good news for this core group.

"There are many [hardcore games] coming," he said. "We’re not even a hundred days since we launched Kinect yet. It was very intentional with Kinect to go out and deliver blockbusters like Kinect Sports and Dance Central – games that resonated with a broader audience."

"This is sort of scratching the surface of what’s happening, but we’ve got Child of Eden here today, we’ve got Twisted Pixel’s Gunstringer… and certainly you’re going to see more.

Apparently what has been seen so far is just the beginning of what’s in store, and the hardcore games that will follow will make use of Kinect in a natural and integrated way.

"We did not go out and say, ‘we’re just going to slap Kinect on and put that out there,’ we don’t want a bunch of add-ons – it’s got to make sense in light of the game," he said. "We’re going to do it in a way that’s organic and natural to the game".

"There’s a whole host of things [for core developers], whether it’s voice control, face recognition and all the tech that Kinect makes possible. Now that we’ve got it in the hands of developers you’re going to see more and more core games”.

"This is just the beginning."



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