Microsoft’s E3 2011 press conference seemed to be all about Kinect, with a huge number of games that have Kinect functionality and expanded entertainment options which again take advantage of Kinect.
With YouTube and live TV coming to Xbox Live, finding your entertainment will become more and more difficult. However, the announcement of Bing should make life easier, allowing users to search for specific subjects amongst all of the videos, games and other content – all using the voice control capabilities of Kinect.
But it is the games that have Kinect functionality that seemed to overrun the press conference. Details and trailers for all of these games will be posted on GGUK as we upload them, but for now here are some of the Kinect enables games on the way:
Mass Effect 3 will have Kinect support for conversational choices and tactical combat.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier will have the GunSmith function that allows players to customise their weapons and test them out using Kinect.
All future Tom Clancy games will be Kinect enabled.
Ryse from Crytek and Fable: The Journey will both be Kinect enabled.
Indie hit MineCraft will be coming to Xbox360 this Winter and will feature Kinect functionality.
A couple for the kids – Kinect Disneyland Adventures will allow kids and parents to explore a fully recreated Disneyland with fun mini-games and Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster will see kids go on a monstrous adventure.
Kinect Sports Season 2 will offer six new sports – Darts, Golf, American Football, Skiing, Tennis and Baseball.
Dance Central 2 will feature simultaneous multiplayer.
Star Wars Kinect allows gamers to fulfill their Star Wars fantasies
Kinect Funlabs – available now – seems to be the indie games of Kinect fun, with cool stuff such as people scanning, finger tracking and object capture.
And of course Forza 4.