Star Wars Kinect due for Christmas 2011

Microsoft VP of Being Bono, Kudo Tsunoda, has told the BBC that Terminal Reality’s Star Wars Kinect game is scheduled to arrive during 2011’s holiday season. This means that Kinect might very well be worth owning in a year from now, provided you’ve a strong stomach for on-rails titles. 

“We have a Kinect Star Wars game coming out for next holiday,” says the Grouch. “I think you could just easily imagine being a Jedi and using Kinect to make you feel you’re part of a Star Wars experience, building yourself up into a Jedi.”

Tsunoda has also pegged Forza Kinect for next year: “And another one next year is Forza, which is the best racing game of this generation of consoles… Those are the two games I’m most excited about.”

Both these games have been put forth by Microsoft as evidence that Kinect isn’t just for people who think reality TV is the best thing ever created. I’m still unconvinced, but willing to be swayed if more than on-rails Star Wars would like to make itself known. 

Xbox Kinect to get Star Wars game in 2011 [BBC Newsbeat]

Jim Sterling