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Kinect games line-up to “triple” this year, says Microsoft

Friday, 13th May 2011 08:11 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Microsoft has said it expects to see the games line-up for Kinect to “triple” this year.

In a press release sent out last night to trumpet its NPD successes, the company said that “the size of the Kinect games portfolio will triple by the end of the year.”

“We’ve seen some of the media start to ask the question, ‘When are we going to see more Kinect games coming?’ As we sat there and looked at it we realized we’ve got a lot of games coming and we’re going to show a lot of them at E3,” product manager David Dennis told Joystiq.

In terms of if we would see core action in Los Angeles in three weeks time, all Dennis would merely say was “go big.”

“We know that the core what took Xbox and made it the home for core games, whether they’re first-party games or third-party games. We would certainly never leave that audience behind,” he said.

“So for us and for Phil [Spencer] and the folks over at MGS, it’s not about depriorizing one or the other. It’s about how we go big on any and all: Go big on Kinect games; go big on core games.”

In terms of what to expect from Microsoft at E3, Dennis said that it was “saving a lot of our cards until then.”

Micrsoft’s press conference takes place at the University of Southern California’s Galen Theatre on Monday June 6 from 9am PST (5pm BST). Read our preview of it here.

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9 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    OH BABY A TRIPLE!!!!!

    OH YEAH!!!!!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    I’m so excited for the next Justin Bieber game. I can’t wait.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. RockTwist

    I’d like the core games to triple, then we’d have 6 games instead of 2. Yay.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. moargamezpleeze

    So MS conference is going to be like 70% Kinect,10% “free” for gold members US only services for LIVE and about 20% standard controller core games,which will be Gears 3,Forza 4,Halo HD and MW3.

    Please I hope not that would be lame.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Ge0force

    #2 I hope the gameplay is similar to Fighters Uncaged ;)

    #4 Take a look at Microsofts E3 for the past few years. Only sequels, multiplats, Kinect and “new” services voor Gold members that are already available for free on pc and/or other platforms. Oh and there’s timed exclusive DLC for shooters of course.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    @5, ahaha :D

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Blerk

    What about your ‘proper’ games line-up then, Microsoft? Hmm?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. drewbles82

    Project natal was mentioned and shown a lil in 2009, thats when most the game makers got the system.
    2010 the new name, these game makers only had a year to try and make games for the newly name kinect, so obviously there not gonna be that good.
    2011, theyve had 2years now to work on stuff and most good games take a lot longer than a year to make, so who knows what theyve come up with.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. James Mac

    3 times zero’s still zero right?

    #9 4 years ago

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