Microsoft "Very Excited" By Kinect's Success, But Won't Abandon Core Audience
Written Friday, January 07, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
With Steve Ballmer (literally) shouting that Kinect had shifted in excess of 8 million units since its launch in November at this week's CES 2011 keynote in Las Vegas, in an interview with IGN, Microsoft's David Dennis, Group Manager for Public Relations affirmed that while the motion sensor's success is cause for celebration, MS has no intention of leaving behind its original core audience.
"Obviously we're very excited by the success of Kinect," Dennis stated. "But we have no intention of abandoning the Xbox 360 audience that bought in originally. We're very aware of the key role the enthusiastic core audience played in making the Xbox 360 what it is, and we'll continue to support and develop (titles) like Halo and Gears of War."
Dennis cited Crytek's exclusive Codename: Kingdoms as an example of one such core title in the works, before going on to stress that there are a number of core-focused games in development that have yet to be announced, alongside the mainstay line-up of Halo and Gears of War. Too right!