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Kinect Future Depends On E3 2014

Microsoft’s Kinect needs no introduction. It is a device of such profound influence that it has managed to create a catastrophically divisive reputation in only four years. Introduced as a response to the success of Nintendo’s Wii, Kinect was an all new interactive interface for the whole family. You could play sports, work out, fight a monster, and see the bottom of an avatar’s shoe.

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Godmars290753d ago

No, not this E3. Its going to be surprising if MS focuses on Kinect titles after making it more of an option at least.

UltimateMaster753d ago

Not this year. but I'm guessing it'll make a comeback later on. I think..

Godmars290753d ago

Given the amount of effort they've gone through to make Kinect come off as a viable product, and failed, I'm not seeing how they can do any better. Especially after burning many devs without little to no warning.

Someone is going to have to deliver a solid line of hits for Kinect, that's likely going to have to be MS, and they already had their hands full.

XiSasukeUchiha753d ago

Just make it option and then I'm find with that, and my nitpick which will never come true if it did that would be nice that XB1 price would drop $350-$380 then I would be a happy customer, like I'm already am so far.

URNightmare753d ago (Edited 753d ago )

If they announce the price of Kinect to be more than $100, expect a shit storm MS! Don't let your greed fuck this one up AGAIN.

tinynuggins753d ago

It should be the same price as the first kinect whatever that was.

ShadesMoolah753d ago

Nope, there better be 0 talk about Kinect or TV at this E3. Yes, they need to prove that it's a device worth owning, and if they have a good game to demonstrate on-stage, such as Fantasia, or whatever, then by all means demo it. Even if there was loads of Kinect titles in the works, they don't have the window at E3 to cover it. One or two at best, but the show needs to all be about games.

I thought they had a great E3 last year, it's just the stigma of the reveal and their policies that left uncertainty over what was a great Xbox One showing for games. They just need a repeat of last year's E3, only now the messaging is much clearer, and the pricing more palletable. Let's hope they don't fuck it up.

Austacker753d ago (Edited 753d ago )

"Kinect Future Depends On E3 2014"

Bullshit. Kinect is dead the moment MS said it's not going to be in every box.

It was always an add on gimmick device that was yet to find traction with the developers and gaming community and MS, realising more people didn't want it's inclusion than did, dropped it cold without making a formal announcement.

Like last gen, Kinect has been tried and failed. It's dead.

Even if they re-incorporated it into the day one box on Xbox Two, no one will want to buy it and developers won't build for it.

MS have cut that line and burned that bridge. Even if they said tomorrow, 'kinect is here to stay' people will always look back to what's just happened and never trust it again.

MS can continue support within their own ecosystem on Kinect support all they like, but for the wider community of developers and gamers, this device is now DEAD.

So, forget the hype and hope. Drop it and let's just get on with other things.

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