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Kinect games developed in close collaboration with marketers

Microsoft Games Studios general manager Kudo Tsunoda has said the input of marketers was essential to the success of Kinect, despite their traditional rivalry with development staff.

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Microsoft Games Studios headlines

  • Microsoft pulls plug on 1 vs 100

    Microsoft’s announced it’s canceled 1 vs 100 for Xbox Live.

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  • "Natal is challenging because it's so different," says Molyneux

    Microsoft Games Studios Europe creative director Peter Molyneux has told OXM that the reason Natal is “challenging” to develop for is down to the fact “it’s so different”.

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  • GamesCom: MS's GC press event all in one place

    Oh Peter, you sly dog. Don’t ever change. So, Fable III was announced at the MS conference this morning in Cologne. What else was there? Umm, that was it basically, it was all about Fable III. Although Fable II is coming to Marketplace on September 29. Overall, we’re just happy Fable III is coming at […]

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  • Molyneux promoted to creative director of European studios at Microsoft

    Peter Molyneux has been promoted to creative director of European studios at Microsoft Games Studios. He will continue to oversee Lionhead, along with extending his duties as creative director of Rare and other external projects. Molyneux assumed the role in March, and said that the new position entails helping “internal and external talent realize their […]

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  • MGS Europe: Simultaneous releases would "shoot ourselves in the foot"

    Peter Zetterberg, business development manager for MGS Europe, has told GI that simultaneous releases for PC and Xbox 360 would be a bit of a disaster for the firm. “On a global scale the Windows Vista business is as important as our Xbox 360 business. But in Germany for example, we want more gamers to […]

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  • MGS Europe: We will never cancel a game

    Speaking to GI, Microsoft Games Studios’ Peter Zetterberg has said that first-party development for the firm would never cancel a project. “Maybe we sometimes announce them earlier than we should, but we stick with them, we have our resources team work with them as much as we can,” he said. “It’s crunch time down in […]

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