Microsoft wants more core games for the Kinect

Posted by Trent Nouveau

A Microsoft spokesperson recently confirmed that Redmond is planning to release "more and more" core Kinect games in the near future.

Currently, the vast majority of Kinect titles on the market are targeted at a more casual audience with games such as Adventures, Kinectimals, Yoostar 2 and Dance Central.

Microsoft wants more core games for the KinectNevertheless, Microsoft rep Kevin Unangst told CVG that games like Fighters Uncaged, Joy Ride, Harry Potter and Motion Sports were "just the beginning" of what Kinect would eventually offer its core fans. 

"There are many [more core games] coming. [Yes], this is sort of scratching the surface of what's happening. 



"[Still], we've got Child of Eden here today, we've got Twisted Pixel's Gunstringer... and certainly you're going to see more."

Unangst also noted that Kinect titles are coded in a specific way that is "organic and natural" to the game.

"We did not go out and say, 'we're just going to slap Kinect on and put that out there,' we don't want a bunch of add-ons - it's got to make sense in light of the game.


"There's a whole host of things [for core developers], whether it's voice control, face recognition and all the tech that Kinect makes possible. Now that we've got it in the hands of devs you're going to see more and more core games."