Microsoft to detail Star Wars for Kinect at E3 2011

By Tom Warren, on 30th May 11 5:22 pm with 14 Comments

Microsoft is planning to demo Star Wars for Kinect at its E3 press conference next week.

The software giant hinted at Star Wars for Kinect on its E3 press badge, distributed last week. The company is holding its 90 minute press briefing on June 6. The press conference will be streamed live on MTV.com, spike.com, xbox.com/e3, facebook.com and gametrailers.com. Microsoft will be demonstrating its latest Xbox 360 games, including Gears of War 3. The company has also promised to show off a number of Kinect games at E3.

Geoff Keighley, host of Spike TV’s GTTV, revealed on Saturday that Star Wars for Kinect will be officially unveiled live during the Xbox 360 E3. Microsoft previously teased Star Wars for Kinect last year at E3 but is planning to detail it fully this year. The company is also likely to announce a number of key Xbox 360 games. Microsoft used the conference to launch its Xbox 360 S last year and Kinect (formerely Project Natal) in 2009.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000469471144 Bas Koene

    Lol StarS Wars?

  • Ronit Kumar

    Awesome! 

  • Anonymous

    i’m pretty sure I’ll be buying this.  From the clip it looks like I’ll be doing a lot of arm flayling.
    Turns out maybe the Star Wars Kid was just ahead of his time?

  • Anonymous

    Okay, now I have to buy Xbox 360 + Kinect just to play this…!

  • http://unhub.com/eingoluq Eingoluq

    I always thought that this looked and felt like a rail shooter and it is very linear in design. If it is and limits user control, say goodbye to immersion. Thats a kinect fail IMO.

  • FMH

    Can I hope for Kinect 2?

  • majg

    I don’t understand why it will be an instant fail if it’s “on rails”.  So kinect may not be possible for complete open world movement… so what.  What if they make up for lack of 3D open world movement with some cool mechanics?

    At the end of the day, the game only has to be fun.

    Hardcore gamers only like only hardcore games.
    Casual gamers only like bite size/touch and easier going titles.
    CORE games like games… period.

    btw, i think MS will stream in Times Sqare as well…. they must be confident they have stuff worth streaming to the general NYC public @ 930 in the morning.

  • majg

    I don’t understand why it will be an instant fail if it’s “on rails”.  So kinect may not be possible for complete open world movement… so what.  What if they make up for lack of 3D open world movement with some cool mechanics?

    At the end of the day, the game only has to be fun.

    Hardcore gamers only like only hardcore games.
    Casual gamers only like bite size/touch and easier going titles.
    CORE games like games… period.

    btw, i think MS will stream in Times Sqare as well…. they must be confident they have stuff worth streaming to the general NYC public @ 930 in the morning.

  • Guest

    I bet I can beat the best Kinect human controller in this game with my good ol’ xbox controller

    • Anonymous

      what’s your point?

  • Shiro

    This should be a freaking PS3 Move game. This is being wasted on Kinect. Hopefully, it will be ported to the PS3.

  • Anonymous

    cannot wait for this!

  • Sn_canow

    I am so tired of waiting for good star wars games, force unleashed was good, part 2 was too short and story kinda sucked compared to first, and I never say bad things about star wars cause I dont want lucas to get discouraged and stop making star wars games, that would be devistating, Plus Im sick of waiting for mmo the old republic to come out and Im sure they wont allow a 360 controller to be used on that which will suck balls. Anyways what is the era and title of this game, I noticed vader in it, and who is the main character suppossed to be? anyways, cant wait, dont care that its for kinect, I have 4 platforms and if its on Kinect so be it I hope its a great Star Wars game w great story. Go starwars! love starwars

  • Sn_canow

    I am so tired of waiting for good star wars games, force unleashed was good, part 2 was too short and story kinda sucked compared to first, and I never say bad things about star wars cause I dont want lucas to get discouraged and stop making star wars games, that would be devistating, Plus Im sick of waiting for mmo the old republic to come out and Im sure they wont allow a 360 controller to be used on that which will suck balls. Anyways what is the era and title of this game, I noticed vader in it, and who is the main character suppossed to be? anyways, cant wait, dont care that its for kinect, I have 4 platforms and if its on Kinect so be it I hope its a great Star Wars game w great story. Go starwars! love starwars