Microsoft Expected to Reveal 'Hardcore' Kinect Titles at E3
Written Monday, May 16, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
This year could be a big one for Kinect, if sources talking to Eurogamer is any kind of an indication, with at least 10 non-sequel titles reportedly set to be revealed at E3 next month. Apparently, one of these "won't be obvious" said one source, while another reports that Microsoft is looking to "serve the hardcore" with its line-up of Kinect announcements for E3.
There could be sequels on the cards too, with Rare apparently working on Kinect Sports 2 and Dance Central 2 could be "highly likely" for a holiday 2011 launch. Rare is reportedly planning a second Kinect title as well as Kinect Sports 2, which won't use any of the developer's existing properties like Banjo. There's also two more games from an anonymous developer in the pipeline for E3. Erm... OK then.
Microsoft might be planning to keep the hardcore audience happy at E3 this year, but the platform holder will still be revealing a family friendly title from its new London Soho Studio, which is "aimed at the younger audience". Furthermore, another new studio 'MGS Family' has been set up close to the company's Redmond HQ and will focus on "highly experimental gameplay" according to found job descriptions for the studio.
Finally, Forza World is rumoured to be in development at UK dev Playground Games, where ex-Codemasters Exec Producer Gavin Raeburn - of DiRT and GRID fame - is heading up the project. Turn 10's Forza Motorsport 4 has already been confirmed for Kinect.
Could Microsoft be addressing the complaints of the core gamers at E3 this year then? If all of this new information proves to be accurate, then the answer could be a resounding yes. Stay tuned!