Xbox One Has No Kinect-Based Launch Titles

Microsoft is touting Kinect as the center point of Xbox One, but it has absolutely no Kinect-based launch titles.

Published by Microsoft and developed by Rare, Kinect Sports Rivals used to be Xbox One’s only Kinect-based launch title but now it has been delayed until early 2014.

Of course there are a lot of Xbox One games that take advantage of Kinect but, so far, all those game are using Kinect as an optional extra. In addition to Kinect Sports Rivals, only Just Dance 2014 is the other Kinect-based game announced for Xbox One. It is scheduled for release before the end of 2013, but not at launch.

Nonetheless, Microsoft remains adamant that Kinect is at the core of the Xbox One experience. "The all new Kinect is now an essential and integrated part of the platform," a Q&A post on the official Xbox news website states. "By having it as a consistent part of every Xbox One, game and entertainment creators can build experiences that assume the availability of voice, gesture and natural sensing, leading to unrivaled ease of use, premium experiences and interactivity for you."

When asked about Kinect-based Xbox One launch titles, a Microsoft spokeswoman answered that "We will have a broad variety of Xbox One titles that will feature Kinect functionality, but we are still months away from launch and we and our partners will have much more to unveil. Stay tuned for more games news soon."

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Says who?

As a gaming website I don't see how you can just tout that "XboX One has none of this or that at launch" Aren't you getting a bit hasty? How do you know? No proof of that what so ever, even if you like it or don't you just don't know. There's probably 20+ AAA titles at launch yet to even be disclosed.

Who said anything about 9/11?

Who said anything about 9/11? And I would never connect him to 9/11 lol, but he was a dictator killed thousands of innocent ppl, trated women like garbage, and let his sons molest school children. and removing him was the right thing to do just based on that so good enough for me. I wonder why you liked him?

kinect

The Kinect is not only for games, it is key to the consoles multitasking and ease of use. Obviously the usage of RAM for OS in both consoles points to many features, Kinect/XboxOne makes better use of that than PS4. It is also obvious that games with some Kinect function and full on Kinect games will be in the "launch window".

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