Microsoft on 2011 360 line-up: “This is absolutely just the beginning”

By Johnny Cullen, Friday, 25 February 2011 06:54 GMT

Felt last night’s Microsoft showcase that featured Gears of War 3, Fable III and Halo Reach DLC, a handful of Kinect titles and third-party games was a bit lacking? Keep the faith for E3, ja?

Microsoft’s senior global director Kevin Unangst has told IGN that last night’s line-up from its San Francisco showcase is only “the beginning.”

“This is just a first-look at what’s coming the rest of this year,” said Unangst.

“The fact that we’re showing off great games like Gunstringer; the first games where we’ve got great developers that know how to make core games with Kinect, and now you’re starting to see the result of that. This is absolutely just the beginning.

“We also hold some things back for a little event that happens later in the year,” he added, referring to the LA shindig this June.

When asked if we will be seeing more first-party stuff unveiled for E3, all Unangst would say was: “You should expect we’re going to have some great news at E3.”

Microsoft’s core 2011 line-up so far consists of Gears of War 3 – now dated for September 20 worldwide – and Forza Motorsport 4, which releases this fall. Other than that, the company’s been keeping its cards towards its chest.

Find all the news from last night’s showcase here, Justin’s impressions of the titles on show here and Pat’s interview with Epic’s Rod Fegusson and Chris Perna on Gears 3’s art here.

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