Interested in Kinect but worried that self-playing racing games and on-rails Harry Potter titles aren’t your cup of tea? No matter, for Microsoft has promised that a healthy batch of so-called “core” games are coming out for the machine. So, on-rails shooters, basically?
“There are many [hardcore games] coming,” promised senior producer Kevin Unangst at a recent showcase event. “This is sort of scratching the surface of what’s happening, but we’ve got Child of Eden here today, we’ve got Twisted Pixel’s Gunstringer … and certainly you’re going to see more.
“We’re not even a hundred days since we launched Kinect yet. It was very intentional with Kinect to go out and deliver blockbusters like Kinect Sports and Dance Central — games that resonated with a broader audience … 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 developers you’re going to see more and more core games. This is just the beginning.”
MS: ‘You’re going to see more and more core Kinect games’ [CVG]