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Submitted by Arai 512d ago | news

Microsoft cancels Gore Verbinski's 'Matter' for Kinect

Matter, a Kinect game expected to launch on Xbox Live Arcade in 2013, has been cancelled by Microsoft. (Kinect, Microsoft, Xbox 360)

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Root  +   513d ago
Owch...

Well done Microsoft, now you can use that money to fund a Kinect like movie service or maybe a Kinect entertainment app /s
onyoursistersback  +   513d ago
what why?!?!?!?

this was on my top games of 2013 list?!?
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Root  +   513d ago
I know...they make an appealing game and then they cancel it. What is the actual point of that...

I wouldn't mind if they had a ton of games incoming but they don't
EeJLP-  +   512d ago
Aww..

http://n4g.com/news/1013029...

http://n4g.com/news/1013029...

What happened? This marble rolling game was one of Xbox 360's big E3:2012 titles supposedly on par with The Last Of Us, God of War: Ascension, and Beyond: Two Souls. /s
maniacmayhem  +   512d ago
"I know...they make an appealing game and then they cancel it. What is the actual point of that..."

Did you actually see in-game footage?
Because I never did, do you have a link?
Would love to see what it actually looked like.
Root  +   512d ago
I missed the word "sounding" out
AngelicIceDiamond  +   512d ago
No more Matter, No matter(Lol.) MS still has F2P Ascend New Gods, Loco Cycle and State Of Decay still waiting for release.

MS does have bigger projects at the moment.
classic200  +   513d ago
microsoft cancels kinect game, not something you see everyday.
ThatXboxGuy  +   513d ago
Jeez..

Can't even get Kinect stuff right nowadays.What happened to you microsoft?? :(
The_Infected  +   513d ago
^^
An Xbox gamer lost faith in MS? Now that's interesting.
SDF Repellent  +   512d ago
He is not an xbox gamer, he is ThatKansasGuy, or better known as Strongman alter ego. He switched his name a few day ago because he got busted.
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whoyouwit04  +   513d ago
They can cancel all kinect titles for all I care, Hopefully they will and focus more on core titles.
The_Infected  +   513d ago
Exactly...that's why I left Xbox if they'd never got obsessed with Kinect, went crazy with entertainment and had more exclusives I'd loved to stay with Xbox.
whoyouwit04  +   513d ago
well I'm still staying with Xbox until I see what they have to offer next gen, I still think xbox 360 is the better system. But If they don't release new ips and more core titles I might jump ship, But regardless I will own all next gen system including steam box and ouya. I will never allowe myself to be come a companies corporate sheep, I will never get on this site and dog one console in favor of another, now their fan boys that's a whole other story. And by the way I'm not saying you are a corporate sheep or fan boy I'm just speaking in general.
4lc4pon3  +   512d ago
exactly. Kinct is lame and childish anyways. I wish they would focus on the core gamer and get more first party devs and some new IPS. M$ barely has any games to speak of Halo, Gears, Fable, Alan Wake that's really it.

Xbox has become boring.
whoyouwit04  +   512d ago
You are wrong Microsoft has plenty of games Conker, PGR, Kameo, Killer Instinc, Crimson skies, etc, etc, I go on and on with there back catalog, They just don't push them out, But hopefully all that will change next gen. And seriousl why is it every one keeps holloring the need more first party devs when they have over 20 studios you people should really need to do some research.

United States

343 Industries – Halo series - (2 team studio - Concurrent development of Halo 4 and co-development of Halo Anniversary)

Connected Experiences – Untitled Project – Design Large scale multiplayer title and help other first party studios

Good Science Studio – Kinect Adventures, Kinect Fun Labs

Kids and Lifestyle Entertainment – Next generation fitness project

Microsoft Studios – Los Angeles – Next generation core cinematic title

Microsoft Studios – Mobile Gaming – ilomilo

Microsoft Studios – Redmond Publishing – Overseeing and co-developing multiple projects in conjunction with third party development studios

Platform Next Studios – Next generation core title

Playful Learning – Next generation family project

Skybox Sports – Next generation sports project

Turn 10 Studios – Forza Motorsport series - (2 team studio - Concurrent development of Forza Motorsports 4 and co-development of Forza Horizon)

Twisted Pixel Games – The Gunstringer, LocoCycle - (2 team studio - Concurrent development of Ms. 'Splosion Man and The Gunstringer)

Xbox Live Productions – South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play!, South Park: Tenorman's Revenge, Avatar Kinect

Europe

Lionhead Studios – Fable series, Black & White series, Unannounced MMO-like New IP - (2 team studio - Concurrent development of Fable: The Journey, Fable Heroes and an unannounced next generation title)

Lift London – Multiple Cloud Based gaming projects

Rare Ltd. – Banjo-Kazooie series, Viva Piñata, Perfect Dark series, Kinect Sports series- (3 team studio - Concurrent development of various titles)

Soho Productions – Kinect Sesame Street TV

Press Play – Untitled Project[25]

Canada

BigPark – Joy Ride series, Kinect Sports: Season Two

Black Tusk Studios – Untitled Project - (an unannounced next generation title)

Microsoft Studios Victoria – Untitled Project

As you can see they have studios out the ass and some of the studios are multiple teams studios. So Why do they need more devs? Like I said you need to do your research and wait and see what these studios have to offer before Judging.
BlueTemplar  +   512d ago
@whoyouwit04

"You are wrong Microsoft has plenty of games Conker, PGR, Kameo, Killer Instinc, Crimson skies, etc, etc"

When was the last time a new game in any of those franchises was released or even announced?

Theres a big difference between owing IPs and using them.
alousow  +   513d ago
they never learn. "More kinect" lol
maniacmayhem  +   512d ago
Why does the link take you to the website and not the actual story?

Did anyone check the link? Or did people automatically come in to make jokes about Kinect?
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Dlacy13g  +   512d ago
I believe you answered your own question with your last question. :)
Jek_Porkins  +   512d ago
Must be too focused on the next Xbox to use up money and resources for what sounds like an expensive game. This happens, but only on N4G is it huge news, must mean doom for Microsoft.
nigelp520  +   512d ago
First milo now this
yoshiroaka  +   512d ago
It was only a "matter" of time before they did...

ba dum tish....

It would have been interesting to see what a movie director would have done with the video game medium.

Has a movie director ever done a game before?
sypher  +   512d ago
Please fix link, i want to read the actual story.
TheRealHeisenberg  +   512d ago
Now if they would only cancel the rest. Sony should do the same for Wii 2 errrum...I mean Move.
edonus  +   512d ago
Lets add some perspective here.......since this is N4crazy and any Kinect news is misconstrued. Lets look at reality. This game was a core game for kinect that was going to be digital download only.

It looked akin to something along the lines of Child Of Eden so with its setup in the market it was only positioned to do a fraction the sells Child of Eden had. Giving this outting a very samll margin for success.

So they werent going to give it any kind of marketing budget to break through the craziness, add that to they have a new console launch coming in the works and a gen winding down and have been managing new games from new studios its no surprise the game was cancelled.
BlueTemplar  +   511d ago
I think the reason this is considered a biggish story is because it was one of the announcements at last years E3, with a flashy trailer and everthing.

EDIT: I think it was last year anyway, might have been the one before.
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from the beach  +   511d ago
That's funny, I mentioned this game in a comment a couple of days ago and I swear it was the first time it had been mentioned anywhere since E3.

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