By now, we know that the year 2012 has at least two positive developments for Kinect gaming. First is the Disney/Pixar game aptly called “Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure” and the second is a yet-untitled Kinect game to be created by Blind Wink, the media studio of Gore Verbinski, the franchise director of the Pirates of the Caribbean. Though probably not similar in theme, both are expected to bring the excitement of the movie world or a semblance of it with them.
Kinect Rush will bank on the popularity and familiarity of five Pixar films including “Toy Story”, “Cars”, “Up”, “Ratatouille”, and “The Incredibles”. The game will feature time-based challenges minus controller use as players navigate through familiar scenes of the films mentioned while taking control of their favorite cartoon characters. It is scheduled to be released on March 2012 with an MSRP of $ 49.99.
The Verbinski-produced game is expected to hit the market in late 2012. There are no clues released yet as to what kind of game it would be although Blind Wink promises to use Microsoft’s various platforms to come up with a game venturing into new territory with respect to gaming features. This effort hopes to widen even more the audience reach of interactive entertainment.
Microsoft is actively promoting the Kinect platform to major industry players as a way of transforming the business through its use in the work place. By combining a revolutionary sensor and software, Microsoft was able to reinvent gaming and entertainment. This time it will prove that it can work its magic to reinvent business and everything else that needs it.