Kinect for Xbox 360: No commitment for traditional gamers

By Peter Chubb - Jul 21, 2010

We would assume that Xbox 360 gamers would be biting their fingernails in anticipation for the new Kinect motion-sensing device from Microsoft. Although most hardcore gamers will feel a little left out this year until Kinect finds its feet. Fans of games such as Fable, Gears of War and Halo will have support on the new system, but not until 2011.

Matt Peckham from PC World explains that Microsoft is only concentrating on Wii like games for now, and according to Chris Lewis from Microsoft EMEA, this is the genre that will benefit most from the Kinect system. The reason for this is because we are fast approaching the holiday season, and this is the biggest shopping season of the year.

While speaking to, Lewis said that the upcoming batch of Kinect games would appeal to “young/older/female/family audiences.” He also explains that hardcore gamers would have to wait at least 18 moths before games that appeal to them will benefit from the motion sensor.

This is not a bad thing, as games such as Fable III Gears of War 3 and Halo Reach will keep them busy until then. Are you a hardcore gamer, would you use Kinect on any one of the above games?

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