Microsoft promise increased interest in Kinect from developers

Posted By | On 01st, Mar. 2011 Under Industry News, News | Follow This Author @GNReith

Senior producer of Microsoft’s interactive entertainment business, Kevin Unangst, has recently gone on record promising that the Xbox 360 motion sensing peripheral will be “nothing but exciting from now on.”

Unangst said that “interest has absolutely spiked [since the holiday season]. We were excited about Kinect going into the holidays when we released it but I think we even exceeded our own expectations.”

“It’s great to see developers coming back and saying ‘wow, this is a serious platform’ – the numbers speak for themselves. We’re selling consoles faster than we ever have. We’re selling Kinect in massive numbers… So it creates an opportunity for [developers]. So yes, developer interest is more and more than it ever has been.”

On the notion of which developers would jump on the Kinect bandwagon Unangst said that “there are folks that I would love to speculate on but if I do it’s going to indirectly create some news. I’m thrilled with the people we have working on it, I think the creative minds that we now have asking ‘how do we bring Kinect in a relevant way to a core gamer?’ is awesome.”

“I think it’s going to be nothing but exciting from now on.”

Fingers crossed we’ll see some more games for Kinect that will cater more to the “hardcore” audience.

Thanks to CVG for the info.

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