Microsoft is to chop up previous full release Kinect Sports: Season Two into smaller, downloadable chunks.
Specifically, three of the game’s individual events are to be made available for 240 Microsoft Points each – Darts vs Zombies, Ski Race and 3 Point Contest. Each will offer a total of 50 Gamerscore points spread across ten awards.
All three will be available on Xbox Live from November 20th.
Recent retail Kinect releases such as Fable: The Journey and Warner Bros’ Harry Potter Kinect have significantly flopped at retail. Considering the nature of Kinect titles – that being that they are light on gameplay and good for parties or in short doses – a bite-size downloadable model does seem like a more natural fit.
And considering how much Microsoft has invested on linking Kinect to the Xbox brand, it is imperative that it finds a way to sell the games to consumers. And quickly.
Also on the way to Xbox Live is Square Enix’s Sleeping Dogs and Silicon Knight’s topical outing X-Men: Destiny.