Microsoft’s Ryan Moore Delusional, Thinks Hardcore Gamers will buy Kinect “First”

kinectIn an interview posted over at CVG Microsoft’s Worldwide Product Marketing Manager Ryan Moore fills in some details regarding the new Xbox 360 and Microsoft’s  approach to gaming on the Kinect.

One odd comment though sets the whole interview into question. Moore clearly says that Microsoft is sure that the Kinect is a hardcore gamer peripheral.. maybe he has redefined hardcore to mean grandma and know.. the coveted Wii owners.

I think we know that hardcore gamers will be the first to go out and buy it, as they are with any product. So we know we have to have a wide range of experiences, from things like the animals game you saw today to… to… games that are more geared towards the core. So I would expect a wide range of products to be released this holiday./

Hmm.. really? Kinect doesn’t look like any interface I’d ever want to control a Halo game with.. or am I wrong

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3 Comments on Microsoft’s Ryan Moore Delusional, Thinks Hardcore Gamers will buy Kinect “First”


On June 29, 2010 at 12:38 pm

At this point, I know little of the games being released for Microsoft’s peripheral Kinect, however I do know human nature. I think it asinine when gamers blat about lack of innovation, ingenuity, or new thrills in the gaming industry, and then many of those same gamers are often the first to belittle innovation when it’s presented to them. It is illogical to ask for something only to slash it to bits when it’s offered to you, and to do so prior to giving said offering a fair trial is narrow minded and juvenile. Two words, people: OPEN MIND.

Shawn Sines

On June 29, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Mulder: In general I would agree with you, however this is not the form of innovation or new thrill I’ve been looking for. I’m open to new paradigms of control, but I just don’t the Kinect as a hardcore gamer’s first choice. Maybe that will change, maybe it will ignite a fervor of excitement once there are games to leverage the potential. I’m not belittling innovation, the Kinect is impressive as a technology, it just has yet to be shown as a better alternative to the existing control methods.

Klatu Berata Nicto

On July 5, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Ryan Moore should be fired. People who want a Wii already have one, surely he has seen the sales numbers. More people have Wii’s than xboxes in fact. So that’s a moot point. Certainly there are kids that might enjoy these “casual games” whom may already have a 360 in home, but I doubt the parents will shell out for a peripheral that’s almost as much as the console. Lastly, the core demographic, myself included (also called “hardcore gamers”) have little to no interest in said product, particularly after seeing the abysmal launch line up of “Wii rip-off” games. If they can implement actual games for it, it may be a different story. But I’m expecting an EPIC fail on many levels. Not a very thought out approach. Lets analyze Mr.Moores line of though again here…”lets create a product that’s already over-saturated in the market, alienate our core demographic, and make it incompatible with our previously released games. Oh, and it’ll cost about as much as the console itself, BRILLIANT”