Microsoft: Core Kinect titles to be aired in 2011

Friday, 12 November 2010 11:07 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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UK Xbox boss Steve McGill’s told CVG that both “adventure” and “horror” games will be shown for Kinect in 2011.

“Obviously back in September at the Tokyo Game Show we announced a whole range of incredible games really targeted to core gamers that are going to be dedicated to Kinect – adventure games, horror games etc,” he said.

“We’ll start showing more of those in 2011. 2011 is going to be an amazing year for gamers both on Kinect and normal controller-based games for Xbox 360. I think there’s something for everyone.”

He also trotted out Kudo’s now tried and tested assertion that Kinect’s launch titles, while casual, provide “deep” gameplay experiences.

“I think whilst these games at launch are incredibly accessible to start with, they have a lot of depth. So things like Dance Central and Kinect Sports particularly are great examples. The developers know how to service core gamers as much as casual audiences,” he said.

“There’s a lot of depth there when you scratch the surface and actually get in to it – the nuances, the level of finessing you have to do when you’re on Joy Ride drifting around corners, or going for high scores on Dance Central and trying to get all the Achievements in Kinect Sports.

“You’re going to have to be a blooming good gamer to be able to do those things.”

Kinect launched in the US on November 4 and the UK on November 10.

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