I’ve already seen a couple of pictures of fat blokes looking terribly out of breath posted to my Facebook feed so it can only mean one thing – Happy Kinect Day!
The PR machine is running at full power, and Kinect’s creative director, Kudo Tsunoda, has been speaking to Radio One’s Newsbeat show. Apart from revealing he’s a bit of a softy and his favourite Kinect game is Kinectimals he also says,
We have a Kinect Star Wars game coming out for next holiday [Christmas 2011].
The PlayStation Move is competing for gamers’ cash this Christmas 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. I’ve seen a bunch of the game and it’s super compelling.
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.
Tsunoda is also asked if he sees PlayStation Move as a rival to which he replies: ‘I’m not hung up on comparing and contrasting us to any other company’s experience,’ and enthuses that Kinect allows them to ‘take any subtle motion and translate it instantly into something a character does on screen.’
Call me a grumpy old codger but I’ve yet to see anything ‘subtle’ about people playing Kinect. It does involving flinging various body parts around, however. To me, subtle would be sitting down after dinner with a glass of brandy, a nice cigar and imperceptibly raising my eyebrow which Kinect would recognise as ‘quietly load up Halo: Reach.’
We’ll have our own thoughts on Kinect later today…
Source: Radio One Newsbeat