We had the huge announcement yesterday from Microsoft that we are finally getting a Kinectless SKU that will retail for $100 less than the current console, but not everyone is happy about it. Right after the announcement was made yesterday morning, some staff at Harmonix threw some shade at Microsoft over Twitter.
Harmonix may be best known for the Rock Band series, but in more recent years has brought us Dance Central and is now working on the upcoming Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved that is scheduled for release on Xbox One and Xbox 360 this fall. The following tweets came courtesy of John Drake, Director of Publishing and PR, and Nick Chester, company publicist, both of which are filled with plenty of sarcasm.
Oh, great. Super great. -John Drake
Oh, good. -Nick Chester
Now Kinect designers have to work extra hard to innovate and make solid software. Good thing we were already doing that! -Nick Chester
Based on these tweets, Harmonix must have been pretty blindsided by this news. Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved is reliant on Kinect, so the fact that it is no longer a requirement to get one when buying the system will likely hurt their sales due to the marketability being much lower. Harmonix also happened to release a brand new trailer for Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, which you can check out below: