Microsoft has officially announced Project Natal's real name in an event at USC that featured Cirque du Soleil.
Project Natal was first announced back at last year's E3 2009 and now Microsoft has announced the official name with the line-up of launch titles we can expect to see. Project Natal is now officially called Kinect and is set to be released later this year but we still do not have a price point for the motion controller add-on. The announcement was originally leaked by USA Today but was pulled down before the official announcement at an event at USC tonight.
The launch titles announced are exactly what people expected to see in an add-on obviously geared towards the casual gamer. Kinect and Sony's Move are both aimed towards taking some of the Nintendo Wii's market share. The first of the launch titles announced is called Kinectimals that will involve training virtual cats. The second is a racing game called Joyride. Kinect Adventures is the next game and will include a rafting game that players control with their body. Kinect Sports is a direct competitor to Wii Sports and will include beach volleyball, soccer, table tennis, bowling, boxing, and track and field. Dance Central is another one that will obviously involve dancing. Lastly, Microsoft announced a partnership with LucasArts and Disney that will produce separate new games that will use Kinect. One title that was shown off was a Star Wars based game that featured light saber duels against Darth Vader.
No release date or price has been announced for Microsoft's Kinect but I'm sure we can expect to hear more in the next few days of E3 2010.
Fuente: Video Games Loop