Second wave of “mind blowing” Kinect games due in April

By Tom Warren, on 18th Jan 11 10:39 pm with 8 Comments

Microsoft is preparing a second wave of Kinect games in April according to recent rumors.

Technology blogger Robert Scoble kick started rumors on Twitter this week by suggesting that the software giant is preparing a second wave of “mind blowing” games:

Robert Scoble tweet suggesting new Kinect games

Scoble is a former Microsoft employee who left the company in 2006 to pursue a full-time blogging career. Scoble still has close ties to Microsoft and has previously hinted at several product launches ahead of their official release. Microsoft currently has four Kinect titles that its game studios division publishes. The software giant has previously confirmed it’s working on four new Kinect titles for release in 2011: Codename D, Forza Motorsport 4, Haunt and Project Draco.

Microsoft revealed at CES earlier this month that the company has sold over 8 million Kinect sensors in just 60 days on the market. Microsoft’s Kinect sensor has been a phenomenal success story for the company. The console accessory sold out across a number of retailers during the recent festive season and Microsoft smashed its own estimates of 5 million units in 2010 by shipping 8 million devices.

According to recent reports, Microsoft may have sacrificed its January and February stocks to satisfy Christmas shoppers. The software giant has warned of further Kinect shortages in the coming weeks.

WinRumors revealed earlier this week that Microsoft officials are currently readying an official SDK and Kinect drivers for Windows. Microsoft is set to unveil driver support and an SDK in the coming months and will allow third-party developers to create titles that utilize the Kinect sensor when plugged into a PC.

  • Larry

    New Kinect games? Never saw that coming.

  • Anonymous

    What might they be this time? another wave of games for kids older than 3?

  • Oime

    Well i guess from these games’s name they aren’t gonna be for Casual/+3 people.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait…

  • Stev

    Who buys this crap? The games are so basic and simple hand movements, nothing of any interest to me or the older gamers.

  • James Richard Lenoir

    Full-time blogging career? You mean the man is an unemployed slacker who sits on the internet all day?

  • opp

    2nd wave will be like the first, wave and spank it frantically in front of the TV / all your friends. Get rewarded by looking like a tool and getting easy achievements… I’d rather watch paint dry.

  • Djevolve

    All of you are ps3 fanboys, Kinect its great and thats why it wiped up move with it’s face. Every platform or add on in the beginning comes out with some good games and some really bad games. Ps3 didn’t have games for almost a year and half. So why don’t you all get over it already! Kinect is a success and your b-tt hurt.

    Seems that, Kinect adventure (8,000,000), Kinect sports(2,537,240), Dance Central(1,593,216), Your shape(649,398), Kinectimals(777,592) all have proved them selfs as being great games and being mIllion sellers or will be soon. 5 games at launch that will sell over a million, if not more. So what about the games. Remember that the Kinect has only 8 Million units out there. the sales for the games is phenomenal.

    The second wave of games is going to blow people’s mind. Plus software companies Knowing that Kinect is a hugh succes won’t worry about throwing a good amount towards making games creative, graphical, innovative and fun.