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Kinect Star Wars Delayed

Lightsaber OFF!

Microsoft have taken the brave step of putting off one of their big hopes for the holiday season. Kinect Star Wars had been gaining quite a lot of less than enthusiastic comments from those who had tried it in recent preview events.

In spite of a huge license and some interesting potential, previewers seemed to be of the opinion that is just didn’t work very well. We can only hope that this postponement of the release is the result of attempts to improve the gameplay.

A spokesperson has told Official Xbox Magazine that “Microsoft and LucasArts have elected to move the launch of Kinect Star Wars beyond holiday 2011 to ensure the full potential of this title is realised,”

The delay, pushing this hot holiday game beyond Christmas, also applies to that limited edition R2D2 console and C3P0 controller that was due to be bundled with it.

Source: OXM

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17 Comments
  1. ray_gillespie
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    I’ve not had a go on this yet but it does look a bit mixed up. I mean, using force push via kinect must be BRILLIANT, but pretending to hold an invisible lightsaber? Even the Star Wars Kid could do better than that!

    Comment posted on 24/08/2011 at 17:30.
    • Zoidberg
      Banned
      Since: Nov 2009

      This comment is hidden.

      Comment posted on 24/08/2011 at 19:42.
  2. nofi
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    Good. It was shit.

    Comment posted on 24/08/2011 at 17:37.
    • kivi95
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      Pitty that it will still be released.

      Comment posted on 24/08/2011 at 18:50.
    • Kevatron400
      Drake, baby.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Haha! Don’t sugar-coat it or anything.

      Comment posted on 25/08/2011 at 08:13.
  3. bacon_nuts
    Member
    Since: Mar 2011

    Would work too well on move with a nav too!!!!! Why hasn’t Sony been begging to do this, cheap PS3s + star wars move game = £$¥

    Comment posted on 24/08/2011 at 17:53.
    • bacon_nuts
      Member
      Since: Mar 2011

      Forgot to mention – yes, the Kinect one looks awful imo..

      Comment posted on 24/08/2011 at 17:55.
  4. Jakster123x
    Member
    Since: Aug 2011

    Didn’t even realise it was scheduled for release this year. Can’t say I’m surprised it’s been delayed.

    Comment posted on 24/08/2011 at 18:14.
  5. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    It looked terrible at E3, I still don’t understand why MS even showed it. It was embarrassing to watch.

    Comment posted on 24/08/2011 at 18:57.
  6. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Move written all over it……

    Comment posted on 24/08/2011 at 19:33.
  7. Sad Panda
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    It’s a no brainer on move to have a lightsabre game. You could have the added bonus of your sabre blade being the same colour as the move wands ball.

    Comment posted on 24/08/2011 at 20:01.
    • Kevatron400
      Drake, baby.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Yeah I agree completely. This has been the motion control dream since motion control started. My only hope is that they are working on something amazing behind closed doors.

      Comment posted on 25/08/2011 at 08:26.
  8. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    From what i have seen so far, it needs a bit of work as most gamers despise lag. ;) Oh and it doesn’t look that fun. I wonder who Peter will bully into reviewing it when it comes out? :p

    Comment posted on 24/08/2011 at 20:12.
  9. colmshan1990
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    It’s a game that definitely needs more work.
    If they can eliminate the lag, they’re sorted though.

    Comment posted on 24/08/2011 at 22:45.
  10. R4U Eldave0
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    Gimmicky motion-controlled device thats perfect for mini games but not much else doesn’t translate well into a full game, who knew ;)

    Comment posted on 25/08/2011 at 12:47.

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