Trio of UK-developed titles to headline Xbox 360 launch
Microsoft's Peter Moore has indicated that three of the company's key UK first party titles will be part of the "launch portfolio" for the Xbox 360 console when it arrives towards the end of this year.
Speaking in one of a number of promotional Xbox 360 videos doing the rounds, Moore identified Project Gotham Racing 3 from Bizarre Creations and Kameo: Elements of Power and Perfect Dark Zero from Rare as the launch titles.
That's not a cast-iron guarantee that they will launch alongside the console this "Holiday season" - mostly likely November/early December, even for Europe - but it's the clearest indication yet that all three are being positioned as key components of the Xbox 360 launch offering.
Project Gotham Racing 3 has yet to be officially unveiled by Microsoft - perhaps in an effort to avoid spoiling the European launch of Forza Motorsport on Xbox 1 today - but is almost certain to feature on Monday at the company's pre-E3 press conference.
Perfect Dark Zero, however, has been unveiled in the US print press, with some screenshots popping up overnight which have been labelled as disappointing by many critics, but Microsoft UK today claimed it had "released no shots" of the game.
However, reports in the US media that the game currently crawls along at 20 frames per second haven't helped improve the tone of the online gossip - but may well indicate just how unfinished the code currently being presented actually is.
Kameo, meanwhile, has been demonstrated, but opinion is less polarised. The adventure game, originally bound for Xbox 1 (and before that, for the GameCube), mixes puzzling and adventure with real-time battles and creature transformation.
A complete rundown of confirmed Xbox 360 titles - as of the time of going to press this Friday afternoon - is available on our sister site, Eurogamer.net.