Microsoft has confirmed that Kinect for Xbox 360 will launch in the UK on 10th November, 2010.
Kinect will launch with a group of exclusive games designed specifically for the hardware, such as Kinect Sports, Kinect Adventures, Kinectimals and Kinect Joyride. The motion sensor will be bundled with the new Xbox 360 4GB model for £249.99 - €299.99 when it launches.“We are bringing the Kinect experience to Europe for the first time at Gamescom because this is the biggest show in the region and we’re committed to investing in Europe and the critical role it plays in Xbox’s global success. With Kinect launching on November 17, it’s set to not only transform our business but also change how we use entertainment. With Kinect, YOU become the controller, giving you the choice in how you and your friends navigate entertainment and gaming experiences. We’re already seeing a high level of anticipation in Europe with sales of the Kinect ready Xbox 360 250GB creating an all-time record weekly market share.”
“This is a crucial time in expansion for Xbox 360, in terms of new audiences, new markets for Xbox LIVE and multiple platforms. With Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone 7 we are bringing the quality, consistency and community of the Xbox experience to gamers on the go. With “Age of Empires Online”, “Fable III” and new games still in development , we’re also bringing social, connected gaming experiences to all new audiences on the PC. When you look at what we are bringing to the market this year, with the magic of Kinect, alongside our blockbuster line-up of games, including the biggest game for 2010, "Halo: Reach", we're confident that Xbox 360 has something for all the family and will be the gaming and entertainment console of 2010 and beyond."
Kinect will be playable at GamesCom, which kicks off today. Stay tuned to Strategy Informer for coverage from the event, coming all week.