Children and “gamers” in South Florida and elsewhere are cheering up for “Kinecta”, the new Microsoft motion control game announced by the Company Sunday evening. There are many children and mothers who want to have an interactive experience together,” said Mike Delman, vice president of global marketing for interactive entertainment division of the company. Microsoft named “Kinecta” its new game system with motion sensor and displayed a preview of upcoming titles to attract a new generation of casual gamers to it’s existing Xbox counsel, “Five years after its lunching, more than 40 million “Xbox 360s Live” now entertain homes al over the world with 23 million paying customers”, a Microsoft statement said
In a presentation at the “Cirque du Soleil”, Sunday evening, the company staged simulations of how the games would perform. Between them was a Star Wars piece controlling a Judy knight, which drew very loud cheers; also, a there was a car driving simulator and a sporting event.
LucasArts produces Star Wars titles. This world leading manufacturer of consoles hopes to revitalize the ailing $60 000 million industry by bringing it to casual players beyond the traditional “gamers”. This week, It revealed at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles a series of futuristic gadgets.
Microsoft is expected to reveal more details of its “Kinecta” system at the games annual convention; along with Sony, which is showcasing its rival movement sensor “Move.” The Nintendo platform 3D without glasses is expected to be the main focus and star of the show
“The new Microsoft’s configuration, which allows completely hands-free games and console control with voice commands, is designed to attract casual players and beginners, but not significantly attract the hardcore gamers”, an analyst said
Analysts estimate the new three-chamber device will be in stores this Christmas and will be priced between $50 and $200. Microsoft, which recently lost to Apple the status of the largest technology company, unveiled “Natal” at E3 last year.
The flurry of new technology is a welcome move when the industry – which by far surpasses the $10 000 million domestic movie box office – needed a boost since its total sales in the United States of hardware, software and accessories were down more than 10% , to $4,700 million, through April of this year, according to retail research firm, NPD Group
Despite its Luke-warm record when it comes to engaging consumers beyond the games, Microsoft’ hopes to turn the Xbox on the crux of home game entertainment. With Netflix, It already offers movies and Zune music and videos through its “Xbox Live” online subscription. It is said that Hulu TV programs are added services at E3.
As it looks, there is more than meets the eyes in store for South Florida gamers: No doubt, they will have more variety of choices. Good luck!