Microsoft Promises More Core Kinect Titles In 2011

By Colin Tan on November 12, 2010, 2:59PM EDT

Microsoft's Kinect launch line-up was noticeably aimed at the more casual and mainstream audience and so with the release of Kinect, core gamers felt a bit alienated. However, Microsoft is assuring gamers that there is plenty to look forward to in 2011 where more announcements for hardcore games are to be made.

"Obviously back in September at the Tokyo Game Show we announced a whole range of incredible games really targeted to core gamers that are going to be dedicated to Kinect - adventure games, horror games etc," UK marketing head honcho Stephen McGill said.

"We'll start showing more of those in 2011. 2011 is going to be an amazing year for gamers both on Kinect and normal controller-based games for Xbox 360. I think there's something for everyone."

Regardless, McGill believes that you'll have to be a "blooming good gamer" to truly master the depth offered by games like Dance Central and Kinect Sports.

"I think whilst these games at launch are incredibly accessible to start with, they have a lot of depth. So things like Dance Central and Kinect Sports particularly are great examples. The developers know how to service core gamers as much as casual audiences.

"There's a lot of depth there when you scratch the surface and actually get in to it - the nuances, the level of finessing you have to do when you're on Joy Ride drifting around corners, or going for high scores on Dance Central and trying to get all the Achievements in Kinect Sports.

"You're going to have to be a blooming good gamer to be able to do those things."

What games do you expect to see announced for Kinect in the coming year?

Source: CVG

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