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Fresh from the Kinect showcase at Gamescon 2010, Microsoft spokesman Chris Lewis, has stated the launch of the controller-free gaming experience is an extremely important venture for the xBox 360.
Based around a camera-style peripheral for the Microsoft xBox 360, it enables the user to interact and control the xBox 360 without the need for a controller. It uses spoken commands, gestures and presented objects or images and aims to compete directly with Wii and Wii MotionPlus, strengthening and widening Micrsoft’s traditional user base.
“This is a crucial time in expansion for Xbox 360, in terms of new audiences, new markets for Xbox Live and multiple platforms,” said Lewis.
Microsoft believes the developments of the “Kinect” will strengthen their position in the market ahead of the competition for the foreseeable future. With the development of several new games for the new format, including Child of Eden, and Dance Central, added to the already impressive collection that Microsoft already have and continue to develop, Lewis is optimistic that they posses the winning formula: “When you look at what we are bringing to the market this year, with the magic of Kinect, alongside our blockbuster line-up of games, including the biggest game for 2010, Halo: Reach, we’re confident that Xbox 360 has something for all the family and will be the gaming and entertainment console of 2010 and beyond,” he concluded.