Kinect Sports Rivals
Kinect Sports Rivals for Xbox One Delayed into 2014
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Kinect Sports Rivals has been delayed and is no longer an Xbox One launch title, Microsoft has confirmed.

Although it had been due to hit later this year, the Kinect-powered sports game will now hit in Spring 2014.

According to Microsoft, the delay will allow developer Rare to give the title a little more polish. Which translated means that it’s just not finished yet.

Kinect Sports Rivals will feature six different activities, including soccer, rock climbing, jetski racing, bowling, target shooting and tennis. The announcement trailer is below.


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Comment #2 by coldman1
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 04:49:14 AM
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What a shame..............back to my cheerios

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Comment #3 by DJWonderbraDJ
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 04:49:35 AM
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Suppose they dont need to sell the kinect with games like this , as we dont have a choice in getting one anyway!

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Comment #4 by Cla55y
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 04:50:04 AM
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Lol, so now the launch of the X1 with a mandatory kinect won't have any games to use with it? That won't fuel the kinect hate in anyway...

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Comment #5 by TSG Dwaggie
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 04:53:48 AM
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"According to Microsoft, the delay will allow developer Rare to give the title a little more polish. Which translated means that it’s just not finished yet."

Let me fix that for you.

"According to Microsoft, the delay will allow developer Rare to not only give the title a little more polish, but allow users to play offline, like they want, and save their games offline so it's not invading your privacy by putting your exercise, calorie, heartrate, and other stats in the cloud for anyone to view at their perusal."

This is only a good thing.

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Comment #6 by GamePlayUK
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 04:54:21 AM
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Does anyone actually care about this game anyway? It has the word Kinect in it for god sake which only means one thing, it sucks.

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Comment #7 by Earthbound_X
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 04:58:13 AM
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Poor Rare, what you have become...

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Comment #8 by Chibiuk
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 04:59:23 AM
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I worked for Rare on the first two kinect sports games in testing and other QA little jobs like avatar things, tut look what happens when i leave, delays!

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Comment #9 by ImBack
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 04:59:32 AM
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Was hoping to hear big news from Rare at E3, am disappointed to see they are still making kinect sports games. I hope MS has more in store for them on the next gen system.

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Comment #10 by Nutty Scouser
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 05:00:50 AM
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The whole kinect thing can be delayed period :-) give us a choice on this shitty xbox 720 spybox 2.0..... one with one without, because i think microsoft know it would fail massively, thats why its forced to us to sell kinect games, i for one will not get a kinnect game, my kinect at home is unplugged hate the damm thing........ on note, can this be unplugged from the xbox one or dos it need it to boot up??

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Comment #11 by Cla55y
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 05:01:11 AM
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@9 fingers crossed for a true banjo sequel! (non-kinect)

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Comment #12 by ImBack
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 05:14:05 AM
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I've had everything crossed for years! :)

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Comment #13 by Stig Semper Fi
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 05:32:54 AM
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#6, you obviously have a thorough knowledge of Kinect and how it works. Do you think that having that purple banner on games instantly ruins it? Oh dear.

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Comment #14 by segagamer
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 06:09:05 AM
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@9 Problem is, Rare made Rare-like games, and even ported their classics. Yet no body bought them. They then get relocated to make stuff like Kinect Sports, and it becomes the highest selling game in their entire company history.
What do you expect Microsoft to do??

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Comment #15 by the action frampton
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 06:12:33 AM
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@6 both Kinect sports games are pretty damn good for what they are. You can't deny Rare are good at making them.

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Comment #16 by Akuza
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 06:13:47 AM
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Aaaannnndddd nobody cares.

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Comment #17 by dazman100
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 06:19:03 AM
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looks like it will have to be "Kinect sports Rivals: not quite day one edition"

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Comment #18 by GR4V1G0R3
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 06:29:47 AM
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poor rare, go from making class games like goldeneye n shit, to being forced to work on shit like this

my view on the report is, it's not finished and its shit because the guys at rare are contemplating suicide having become microsofts new whipping boys, making non-games for non-gamers

are there actually going to be any games ready for the rushed release of this piece of shit ?

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Comment #19 by Noisy Neighbour
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 06:42:45 AM
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I am really looking forward to this game. Was massively impressed with the original kinect sports (for what they were). With the improved technology they are going to be sick.

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Comment #20 by lifetimegamer
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 08:15:52 AM
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Shame really. The one family-friendly title in the X1 line up gets pushed back until after Xmas. Obviously the bulk of us on this website had no intention of picking up 'Rivals' anyway, but you have to believe it would have helped shift a few more units to families over the Christmas period.

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Comment #21 by thenewpeter
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 08:19:57 AM
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A little more polish?

For a game like that, it means them integrating the kinect into it isn't working properly, either that or microsoft are stupidly short sighted and didn't give anywhere near enough time for them to actualy make the game.
Looking now though, there's no new games coming out specifically for the kinect, giving people more reason to see it as being a waste of money :/

I'm not a video game designer, but I know enough to know that the integration of the kinect commands should of been one of the first things, and most complicated steps, after that, a game like that would of been a walk in the park, so it means someone made a big mistake somewhere that's cost them.

Nothing shown at E3 will be actually with the Xbox One at this rate, it needs a new press conference of some kind to actually show the console, not their money stealing dream.

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Comment #22 by JeffMomm
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 10:45:39 AM
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Darn! I literally just pre-ordered this at GameStop last night. I really wanted to see how the interaction between the new and old Kinect changed. Like #4 said, I can see the internet rage already that there is no Kinect games out Day One.

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Comment #23 by Yourburntstar
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 11:31:56 AM
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My Kinect for Xbox One will be plugged in and shoved into the back of my cabinet under my tv with the door shut. So the only thing it will see is complete black 24/7

Plain and simple.

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Comment #24 by angry bob
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 03:36:24 PM
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Oh nooooo the "fcuk Kinect IM AN HARDCORE GAMER". Brigade are out in force,My 6,8 and 13 yr old kids are'nt hardcore gamers but the do enjoy Kinect. You dont like Kinect? that's fine but please please stop crying.

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Comment #25 by MajorMercyFlush
Saturday, July 27, 2013 @ 09:43:04 AM
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#24 +1

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Comment #26 by PSNgaviota1195
Saturday, July 27, 2013 @ 11:34:50 AM
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@23 That's actually a good idea!!! The only thing that would fuck it up is if they made the console menu kinect controlled only. That would piss the hell out of anybody.

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Comment #27 by GANZ VII
Saturday, July 27, 2013 @ 05:02:32 PM
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Shame they ain't delaying the Xbox One's release either, it just isn't grabbing me by the bollocks and saying buy me.

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Comment #28 by MajorMercyFlush
Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 01:51:32 AM
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#21 - A little more polish doesn't necessarily mean that at all! It could be render engine related, online issues, it could be absolutely anything.

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Comment #29 by MajorMercyFlush
Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 01:58:22 AM
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I wonder how many absolute haters of the Kinect will change their tune once they plug it in? Genuine musing, not trolling.

I use my Kinect every day for voice commands, and after an unrelated shifting around of furniture in the room the camera works *much* better too.

Looking forward to a more natural use of English and am disappoint Rivals has been delayed because as has been mentioned Kinect Sports are fun games.

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