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Kinect Sports Rivals delayed; no longer Xbox One launch title

First Rare title for next-gen pushed back

Kinect Sports Rivals will no longer release with the launch of the Xbox One, Microsoft has confirmed.


Initially slated to release within the holiday 2013 launch window of the Xbox One, Kinect Sports Rivals will now release during Spring 2014, or Autumn in Australia.

A Microsoft spokesperson told Polygon that the delay will allow Rare to further polish the Kinect title, which is the studio's first release for Xbox One.

Revealed at E3, Kinect Sports Rivals "puts you in the game like never before, tracks your movements and expressions with incredible accuracy, and offers never-ending competition with your friends and competitors," according to Microsoft.

In response to rumours, Microsoft re-confirmed overnight that it will not release a Kinect-free version of the Xbox One.

The launch trailer for Kinect Sports Rivals is below: