John from We Got This Covered wrote:
"The Joy Ride name, which can now be considered a franchise title of sorts, had an interesting history prior to its first release. The first title was originally announced at Microsoft‘s 2009 E3 conference, with the initial plan for it to be a free title download over Xbox LIVE Arcade. However, the first announcement regarding Kinect caused the publisher to rethink its release strategy for the game. As a result, it was revamped into a full, disc-based retail title known as Kinect Joy Ride. That game required players to use the Kinect sensor to mimic holding and steering an invisible steering whistle, as there was no option to use a controller."