The controller formerly known as “Project Natal” has been officially dubbed “Kinect,” and rumours of a revised “slim” edition of the console have begun circulating.
A messy series of leaks seem to have spoiled Microsoft’s E3 launch, with the Kinect name, and a series of Kinect game titles including Kinectimals, Joyride, Kinect Adventures, Dance Central and the especially original Kinect Sports, all becoming known in advance of the launch theatrics.
The mysterious advertisement, from an Italian source, also reveals a supposed new Xbox 360 model:
Features offered are said to include a 250GB HDD, wifi and “Kinect compatibility,” though what that is supposed to comprise, if anything, is not clear.
Whether genuine or not remains to be seen, but the features offered seem distinctly underwhelming, and some have already voiced doubts about the actual “slimness” of the supposed new console, not that fatness was ever much of a complaint – Microsoft already had the better of the PS3 in this respect.