Games developers really kicked Kinect when it was down this week

Thursday, 15 May 2014 14:56 GMT By Matt Martin

It’s not been a great week for Microsoft. Pulling Kinect from the Xbox One was seen as the final u-turn for a games consoles that’s been chasing its own tail almost since it was first revealed.

We know games players, fanboys and the press were happy to take a dig at another climb-down from the Xbox corporation, but you’d expect a little more solidarity from games developers. Wouldn’t you?

George Broussard (Duke Nukem) got straight to the point.

Rami Ismail (Ridiculous fishing, Luftrausers) went for the burn…

But he did make a good point about indie development.

We’re not entirely sure what point David Jaffe (Twisted Metal, God of War) was making, or whether a 13 year-old fanboy had taken over his account briefly.

Ben Cousins (Battlefield F2P, The Drowning, ) offered some smug historical insight.

Dan Marshall (Time, Gentlemen Please!) injected a little British humour.

While Devolver Digital’s fictional CFO Fork Parker was only thinking of the children…

…he may have also hit the nail on the head.

Dropping Kinect wasn’t a surprise to some people blessed with foresight, as noted by Ed Boon (Mortal Kombat).

And after all this, what does Kudo Tsunoda, creative director of the original Kinect 1.0 think? Oh, that’s right, he’s not been very active for a while… maybe he’s still playing those games?