This week was a little special for the video game industry as it was the long awaited 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo, the most important event of the year. Last monday night the totally awesome Ubisoft Press Conference was held, and that's where the game I've been working on was announced :)
Motion Sports is a Kinect game and that means it is played using your physical body and your voice. No keyboard, no controllers, no pads, or no wiimotes ... just you. If you never heard of Kinect, watch the Kinect World Premiere Video and you will understand everything.
The game is not yet finished, we just showed 2 sports out of the 6 we will have at release. Current release date is at the launch of Kinect on November 4th. So, at E3 this year people could play American Football or Ski. The Ski is the sport we have been working on in Paris, Yay! And people seem to enjoy it so far :)
What does the press thinks of this first demo ? There is already a first review by IGN of the game that was tested at E3 : " (...) If things can get cleaned up before it releases, Ubisoft could have a nice alternative to the more cartoony sports compilations on the way."
Another review by VGRevolution says "(...) Overall I was really surprised with the easy of use, and the responsiveness of Kinect and Ubisoft’s Motion Sports (...) The control was surprisingly sensitive, and I never felt like my virtual skier was doing something I wasn’t (...) a game that will fit great into a gaming night with friends".
An interesting video showing someone playing the game during E3 2010 :