1080p Xbox One sports game arrives in April

Kinect Sports Rivals launches April 8, 2014.

Microsoft's Xbox One-exclusive sports game Kinect Sports Rivals will arrive on April 8, 2014, the company announced today. A release in Europe will follow on April 11.

Kinect Sports Rivals runs in 1080p and features new sports like climbing, wake racing, and target shooting, in addition to classics like soccer, tennis, and bowling. It is a follow-up to 2010's Kinect Sports for Xbox 360 and was originally slated to launch this holiday on Xbox One, but was delayed last summer.

The game features a Champions mode, where a stylized version of your character will participate in the game's challenges and will compete against your friends, even if you're not actually there. Kinect Sports Rivals also introduces teams and captains gameplay, which allows you to align with one of three teams (Wolf Clan, Viper Network, and Eagle Legion) and participate in various challenges.

Developer Rare has high hopes for Kinect Sports Rivals, saying the game could have the kind of impact that Wii Sports or Mario Kart had on the original Wii.

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g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

1080p? How big is the game? 2 levels?


If it's +2 levels....I'll believe when I see it. :)


Wait, it's not UPSCALED to 1080p, right?

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Are we now going to value the games based on resolution? This is sad.
Really, Gamespot, you make Popcorn magazine look like investigation journalism in comparison.

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

The good news there's a game on xboned720 that is in 1080p 60fps. The bad news it's a KINCET game.

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

Please don't use the word"good" and KINCET in the same sentence. Lol lol lol

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

Dam my bad sorry xbots kincet sport is 1080P 30fps dam that is bad news.

tomservo51
tomservo51

how will they deal with all the input lag?

eternaldragoonx
eternaldragoonx

They could have picked better events. Rock climbing and target practice........really?.....really rare?

enoslives7
enoslives7

The kinect is large anchor around the neck of microsofty. They should just give up on it.

My 360 kinect has been gathering dust for about 3 years now.

aci808
aci808

Gamespot really likes feeding the flames of the console wars. You don't really see articles like this at GameInformer.com.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@aci808 You don't see articles like this on any legit gaming news source.


This place is like a tabloid.  Garbage in, garbage out.

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

@aci808  Why? Because it's rare to see a 1080p game on the XBO?

Vinnvn
Vinnvn

Wow 1080p really? Wow xbox...lol...

chkmarc
chkmarc

@Vinnvn If it was less than that then we would all be complaining.

Geardudu
Geardudu

How old are Gamespot's editors? Anyway, if NBA2K14 runs at 1080p on Xbox One, why the hell Kinect Sports wouldn't?

havesumnuts
havesumnuts

It runs at 1080p wow! Have some nuts -.- 

raydawg2000
raydawg2000

PS4 games are already assumed to be 1080p....with XBone games an announcement needs to be made

Chaz456
Chaz456

@sladakrobot EXACTLY that was Eddie just throwing that in there to make it into a Troll article. I honestly stopped clicking these articles because you should never feed the Troll, but I wanted to see when the game was released so I guess I gave Eddie a little treat this time.

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

You xbots are mad at reporting the news WOW.

hystavito
hystavito

@raydawg2000  Yeah it's a little sad nowadays, reminds of how much Nintendo loves to yap about HD with the WiiU.

dragonkantus4
dragonkantus4

@riotinto876  a troll article made for trolls

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Why is 1080p in the article of this article?


Oh, Eddie "The Worthless Troll" Makuch, I should have known.

Random_Matt
Random_Matt

Graphics are rubbish, 1080p is doable. 

StHapns247
StHapns247

1080p Xbox One sports game arrives in April

Really? This is the headline? Bye GameSpot.

EPaul
EPaul

LMAO at the title of this story.......so much flamebait

uchihasilver
uchihasilver

although it doesn't really matter to me im still not sure why microsoft skimped on performance =/ 

khuzko
khuzko

Is it gonna be 60fps ??