I post in all the various forums on AVS and it's funny to me how the Xbox forum seems to be the most sensitive... When did this happen? I thought Nintendo diehards were the sensitive ones...
Look, when I read that article, the first thing that I thought was.... "Damn, no new Kinect for the next console". Other people can read that article and think of something totally different. To each their own. His comments to me, sounded like he was trying to curb everybody's enthusiasm in regards to a new version of Kinect, because it just ain't happening...(at least not for launch...)
Again, he didn't actually say that, but after reading that article, that's what I took from it. I listen to a ton of gaming podcasts, and read a bunch of gaming blogs and forums, and I'm sure Kudo is the same way. It's probably part of his job to know how the gaming public is reacting to things. The common perception out there, among the gaming press, etc, etc, is that a Next-Gen Kinect is a given. Like there is no question whatsoever that a new Xbox console is going to have a brand new, next-gen version of Kinect packed inside it.
Is that not the general consensus?
To me, Kudo is trying to let these people down gently, because he knows the general gaming press is going to be very disappointed when they find out that a new Kinect isn't coming anytime soon. Reading those comments, to me, it sounds like he's trying to get in front of that potential negative reaction and diffuse it a bit, before it's confirmed.
The timing of those comments is a bit curious with e3 only a week or so away now.