As confirmed by 1UP, we can now officially call it ‘Kinect’! In fact, it says it right there on the bottom!
Even though we know the name of the device, we still like to source our stuff. So here it goes. Major Nelson, director of programming for Xbox Live, tweeted this:
Project Natal has been officially named. Introducing Kinect for Xbox 360
Stay tuned for Microsoft’s official press conference during pre-E3.
We would just like to state that the article with USA Today, has been pulled down. We are sure what they say are facts, but maybe it’s a NDA thing. Either way, we still got all the information you need to know about Kinect. Who knows? Maybe it got pulled because of the reaction it got.
As it was just minutes ago, there was a rumor that Natal’s real name has come out. Well, we are here to tell you that it is true.
Confirmed by USA Today, Microsoft will now put Kinect (previously Natal) on shelves for people who are into motion games. It was very likely from the rumor that this was true. In fact, there is even a list for the games that will be made for the motion device:
•Kinectimals lets you train and play with 20 different virtual cats, including a lion, cheetah and tiger.
•Joyride, a racing game, lets players use their hands to hold an imaginary steering wheel — pull your hands toward you and push back out for an acceleration boost — and their bodies to execute jumps and tricks.
•Kinect Sports has six activities including boxing, bowling, beach volleyball, track and field, soccer and table tennis. To serve a volleyball, you mimic the real motion; in soccer, you can kick the ball or do a header.
•Kinect Adventures includes a river-raft time trial and obstacle course, playable by up to four players. On the raft, playing as a duo, you and a partner must lean one way or another to steer. Jumping helps the raft reach special areas for extra points.
•Dance Central, in development by MTV Games, brings a So You Think You Can Dance experience home.
•Star Wars characters and iconic Disney favorites will be featured in separate new games being developed at Microsoft in conjunction with LucasArts and Disney.
Now that we have that out of the way, what are your thoughts on this new name and games?