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

Friday, 13 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.